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Acosta Must Go.

I don't want to watch another news cycle of Smollett, enough.

Democrats need to be shouting out that Labor Secretary Acosta must be fired. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, do we reward someone who covered for underage sex trafficking with a cabinet position? Young girls were raped by many powerful men and Acosta covered it up.

Enough is enough, c'mon Democrats I can't hear you, let's drain the swamp.


Is the division in our country deeper than Dem vs Rep, left vs right?

How do we address the socioeconomic division in our country?

Think about it... Republicans got elected because the people who vote for them have #1 problems of "Why do I have to press 1 for English?!" or "That guy said Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas!" ...

louis c

I don't think the Mueller Report release is imminent

I certainly believe that the press has sources stating that the Mueller Report is coming soon are accurate. However, all the sources are coming out of the Trump justice department. The wording in every report is that the Justice Department is "getting ready to accept". Nothing is coming out of the Special Counsel's office. I know that there are other indications, such as reassigning staff and moving files (and what's with that? Doesn't every organization just scan in documents and send them as an attachment from one computer to another. Isn't the actual moving of hard copy files something that was done 25 years ago?). Moving staff could just mean that the trials will be conducted in other jurisdictions, like D.C and the SDNY. Staff could be moving there for upcoming trials. The Grand Jury hasn't met in a month. But that doesn't mean that there aren't dozens of indictments under seal....



Senator Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota Republican, claimed this week that members of Congress are opposing President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration because they “dislike” the president. It’s a well-worn talking point we hear on a daily basis, as though Trump is some poor third grader who regularly gets beat-up in the schoolyard for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

I really don’t understand why you Republicans don’t get the bleedin’ obvious. So let me help you out....


Representation matters, and it isn't identity politics

At the school I am at now, and at the school previous to this one, I was the only openly gay teacher. A couple of stories to illustrate the importance of representation. In 2010, there were many suicides of LGBT students nationwide, so many that there wound up being a campaign called It Gets Better to try to stop the madness. At the height of these suicides my school had a suicide prevention meeting at which being LGBT didn't come up at all until I brought it up....


I'm a Liz Warren fan. Root problem: billionaires influencing politics. Warren will address this.

Warren’s plans to deal with wealth concentration are the only thing I’ve seen that can really fix our country. She’s got a plan to reduce wealth inequality which will reduce the impact of money in politics and media. And she’s got the history and experience to make those plans happen.


It's nice to see so many people undecided.

We have such a great field of candidates, it truly is hard to make a choice at this stage.


Right now I'd pick Kamala.

She's got a lot of strengths and is impressive every time I've seen her in her TV appearances.


As an undecided voter

I have decided to try to stay out of the fray for now and will observe the policy positions of each of the many amazing candidates being fielded. I am sure I am not alone.

This will be an interesting concept being tried here - almost like a "caucus", so hope it will help with how the discourse goes.


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