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Bettie

Every journalist in the world

needs to realize that what happened to Jamal Khashoggi is a threat to them.

The orange thing in the white house and those who are on the same team as he is (fascist dictator types) have essentially declared war on the press....

TygrBright

Weehands McNodick is now absolutely right about ONE THING...

Hear me out! (or, well... read me out, I guess...)

Let's talk about that one thing. He started banging on about it way back on the campaign trail.

He used it to gin up his numbnuts base, to stoke their outrage against the leaders responsible.

Then he promised to fix it. To make it right again....

AZ Jim

I am sickened and ashamed

To be American now. I am in my 80's, served in our military, never missed an election, never arrested, always paid my debts, have a 800 + credit score, held a top secret clearance with DOD and I am sick at what we have become with trump. He is a liar and coward and why people support the bastard is beyond me. I am glad I am closer to the crypt than the crib now. I pity my Great and great great grand-kids.

grantcart

Silver "The fundraising data, on the other hand, points toward a massive Democratic landslide."

Many people misremember Nate Silver as having completely missed the 2016 Presidential election.

While it true that his model on the electoral college gave Clinton a 71% chance of winning his prediction on the popular vote was basically spot on:

Clinton 48.5 (538) versus 48.2 (actual)
Trump 44.9 (538) versus 46.1 (actual)

The spread 3.6% versus 2.1%

Polling needs repeated historical patterns in order to establish points of references for turnout by party, age, ethnic, education and so on....

ChrisWeigant

Friday Talking Points -- Democrats' Closing Midterm Argument

As usual, there was all sorts of idiocy in the political news last week. But, for a change, we're only going to skim lightly over most of it in an abbreviated weekly roundup, because we've got a special talking points section at the end, where we try our hand at writing a "closing argument" speech for all Democratic congressional candidates to consider using. So there's that to look forward to. Before that, though, let's take a very quick look at the week that was.

kentuck

Voters are going to fire Republicans because they have not done their job.

They have failed to provide any oversight of the Executive Branch and have put us on the brink of crisis on several fronts. They have destroyed our reputation around the world.

They love to brag about all of their great accomplishments, such as a booming Wall Street, the huge taxcuts, massive de-regulation, etc....

Kajun Gal

Any person who supports Donald Trump and covers for him and/or his family is just as

evil as he is. Never in my life have I seen this type of danger from an American. Children separated from their parents, put in basically, prisons. Kashoggi and the blatant coverup for money. Backing hate groups. The blind eye to demogogs. Taking the country to a place it's never been. Liars. Brutal people. All for money. All for power. I am so ashamed because most of my family is republican. I am the black sheep in the family, yet I am on the side of goodness, peace and love. Old hippie gal. I have never been more proud to say I am in the democratic party. And I will continue to pray for the lost souls of the republicans.

May the good Lord bless us and keep us safe.

rownesheck

Wow. Just wow.

just finished watching the cnn town hall with beto. Listening to him speak brings tears to my eyes. I'm a 42 year old man, but there is just something about him. It's Obamaesque. There is hope for our future. Not just in Texas, but i believe nationwide. I know he said he has no plans for running for prez, but i believe it's inevitable. Right now, i feel damn proud to be a Texan. It's been a long time since I've been able to say that.

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