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Debate analysis and open thread

I tried to watch the debate, not as a politics nerd who is up on a lot of data, but based on what I’ve learned about persuasion techniques from reading Scott Adams’ posts. This meant tuning out a lot of the words and focusing on the key points Hillary and [Read More]

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Trump Vs. Clinton: What To Expect At Tonight’s Debate

(photo courtesy of WikiCommons, Flickr and Gage Skidmore) It’s definitely on tonight, and while we can’t predict exactly how it will go, here are some things I’m pretty sure you can take for granted: You’ll frequently be under the impression Trump is debating ‘moderator’ Lester Holt rather than Mrs. Clinton. [Read More]

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(Video) Donald Trump’s Rally,Live Before 20,000 In Roanoke, VA!!

The Donald in action, in Roanoke, Virginia 9/24/16 before a sell out crowd of 20,000 plus…along with a crowd outside watching and listening on monitors outside the event who couldn’t get in. The difference in the level of energy between Trump’s massive events and the small crowds Hillary Clinton is [Read More]

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The Bookworm Beat 9/21/2016 — the “hurry up” edition and open thread

Trump has an ideology and it’s a good one. Trump has an actual plan that explains his appeal. How do I know this?  Because, for unclear reasons, decided to engage in actual journalism. Rather than viewing Trump as Satan in the Church of Leftism, Joshua Mitchell, a Georgetown professor looked [Read More]

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Noted Gun Control Cultists do what they do best, lie

Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly are still trying to milk their gun control crusade for all the publicity it is worth. They recently put on their shocked faces and blasted Donald Trump for demanding that Hillary Clinton ask her body guards to disarm since she is so anti-gun Former Rep. [Read More]

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Donald Trump has broken Dan Rather

Periodically, Dan Rather emerges from his swamp to rant and rave at all things conservative. Most of the time, his rantings are deservedly ignored. Sometimes, though, they make for illuminating reading, both to remind us what a hack Rather is (and always was) and to allow us some insight into the [Read More]


The Damned and the Elect

One observation in James Taranto’s recent WSJ post in reaction to Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” remark caught my eye: As Mollie Hemingway suggests, “They are irredeemable” is a strange thing for a professed Christian to say about anybody. Theology aside, it is a shocking thing for someone who aspires [Read More]

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I don’t want Hillary to drop out of the race!

Rumors are circulating that the Democrats are frantically looking for a way to displace Hillary from the top of their ticket. That assumes, of course, that it’s even possible to do so at this late date, with states already having locked in the primary winners. The obvious people to fill [Read More]

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Dennis Prager answers the #NeverTrumpers

I’m always pleased when my thoughts align with Dennis Prager’s. It makes me feel as if I’m on the right track. With regard to #NeverTrump versus #NeverHillary, Prager takes the latter position and cogently (and with due respect for the #NeverTrump cadre) explains why: All Never Trump conservatives maintain that [Read More]