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Donald Trump

Trump’s State of the Union speech open thread

The State of the Union speech was a triumph of principle over the ugliest and most divisive politics. I loved it and am very proud of President Trump. I watched the State of the Union speech from beginning to end and thought it was marvelous. It was also a remarkably [Read More]

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Politics

Bookworm Beat 1/11/19 — Jim Acosta border wall meme

Jim Acosta wants to be the burr under Trump’s saddle, but instead, as these memes show, Jim Acosta is the gift that keeps on giving, at least meme-wise. CNN’s Jim Acosta went to the border to prove Trump wrong on the border wall, but he ended up doing the opposite!@realDonaldTrump [Read More]

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Donald Trump

The Border Wall: thoughts about Trump’s address and the Democrat rebuttals

On the border wall, a surprisingly uncharismatic Trump showed he loved America and Americans, while Democrats succeeded only in showing they despise Trump. Having had some time to think about Trump’s address, as well as the official and unofficial rebuttals, I have a few thoughts, none particularly deep or meaningful. [Read More]

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Politics

Bookworm Beat 12/20/18 — the border wall edition

I went overboard in this Bookworm Beat, covering the border wall, Syria, Antisemitism, Europe’s fall, science, Michelle and Melania, media bias, and much more. Good walls make good neighbors. Trump did it — he got the House to include $5 billion in the budget bill to build the border wall. [Read More]

Illustrated Edition
Politics

Bookworm Beat 11/5/2018 — the illustrated edition and open thread

This awesome illustrated edition is filled with wit and wisdom about elections, #Blexit and #WalkAway, immigration issues, the Second Amendment and more. Today is Guy Fawkes Day, when the English celebrate the survival of a really terrible king who never bathed and the brutal torture and execution of a crazed [Read More]