Based on historical data, Democratic Presidents have a much better economic record than Republican Presidents.

This is a picture of a woman drawing formulas on a whiteboard.
This is a picture of a woman drawing formulas on a whiteboard.
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Most Americans are sold on a myth that Republicans are better at handling the economy. Until recently, Trump was seen as better at handling the economy than Biden. See these polls from Real Clear Politics. The Republican Party likes to tout itself as a party of business people. Businesses are the foundation of any economy. One would like to think that having these pro-business politicians in office would help our economy. This is a common-sense outcome. Unfortunately, “running the country like a business” has never…


Nancy Pelosi’s salon appointment matters because of the dangerous interpretation given by extremist media personalities.

Picture of a woman getting her hair washed at a salon.
Picture of a woman getting her hair washed at a salon.
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Nancy Pelosi’s haircut wouldn’t be worth writing about had I not listened to part of Rush Limbaugh’s show today. I will cover the haircut and then discuss Limbaugh’s dangerous message.

The extreme right-wing has been obsessing about Nancy Pelosi’s haircut for the past day or two. The story is, Nancy Pelosi broke California’s COVID-19 shutdown law for hair salons. Nancy Pelosi’s story is she was set up by the salon owner. See GOP Slams Nancy Pelosi for Her Indoor Haircut in San Francisco, Where That’s…


The economy has everything to do with politics and COVID-19.

A picture of a worn out ATM machine. It’s a symbol of where our nation is during the pandemic.
A picture of a worn out ATM machine. It’s a symbol of where our nation is during the pandemic.
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To answer these questions, all we have to do is look at what we’ve already seen from Trump and his enablers. Ron Johnson, the Trumpist Senator from Wisconsin is the best place to start this analysis. I’ll use the term ‘Trumpist’ in this story to distinguish Trump’s primary enablers from traditional Republicans.

Ron Johnson says only 3.4% of the population will die from Coronavirus. See GOP Senator Says Only Small Percentage of Population Might Die of Coronavirus from the Washington Post dated March 18, 2020. A quick Google search shows…


It has already been a wild ride, and it’s about to get a lot worse.

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Mural of man playing a guitar with “This Land is Your Land” sign above his head.
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This article will look at the coming “October Surprises,” the voter suppression efforts, the lies that will be told, and a potential attempt to stay in office even if Trump loses.

All warfare is based on deception. — Sun Tzu

The popular myth is all politicians lie. Many politicians do make promises they should know they won’t be able to keep. It’s also true politicians sometimes tell falsehoods. Though it’s unclear President Obama knew whether some of his statements were false, he made a few…


This is the roadmap to becoming the next President of the United States.

A picture of a baby Trump doll.
A picture of a baby Trump doll.
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Joe Biden has one of the easiest challenges in electoral history. All he has to do is beat Donald Trump. The first thing you need to realize is Trump isn’t an intelligent man. He is a loser. He has failed at everything he has tried to do except being a reality TV host. Most of his income comes from putting his name on things.

What’s so special about his last name? It’s also a verb. When the word “trump” is used as a verb it means, “to…


The Republicans can’t win the 2020 election, but the Democrats can lose it. Any of the major Democratic candidates can win against Trump.

A crooked image of Trump
A crooked image of Trump
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To determine who is most likely to beat Trump, it’s important to look to history and what has happened recently within our peer nations’ elections.

The 1972 Presidential Election

In 1972, there were nine Democrats that had more than 1% of the popular vote in the primaries. Hubert Humphrey had the most votes in the primaries/caucuses with 25.77% of the vote. George McGovern was in second place with 25.34% of the popular vote. …


As an alum of the University of Alabama, I asked that students and fans stand up for America on Saturday and not stand for Trump.

Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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I wanted to write this story, but have been tied down with a freelance job. Besides, I could not say it any better than Mario Artecano in his opinion piece on AL.com: Open Letter to Alabama Student Body: Please Boo Trump at LSU-Alabama Game.

Trump is on the ropes. He desperately needs to show Republican politicians that he has support beyond the closed-loop of his rallies. In the past couple of weeks, Trump was booed…


It hasn’t always been this way, but it is the reality we have to face in 2019.

This is a picture of Pinocchio.
This is a picture of Pinocchio.
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From the first act of the 115th Congress, an attempt to abolish the Office of Congressional Ethics (With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office from the New York Times), to the Republican storming of the SCIF ( Behind Closed Doors from the New York Times), in the age of Trump, all but a few Republicans in Congress have been waging war against ethics, the rule of law, and morality.

I often say that one way to spot a dishonest…


If every American worker earned a ‘living wage,’ we would all enjoy a much better economy.

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A cashier taking payment for a coffee drink
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Over thirty years ago, in one of my lower-level college economics classes, the professor explained that minimum wage resulted in higher unemployment. He put a supply-demand curve on the blackboard in order to prove this. Even though I was a member of the College Republicans at the time, I could not help but point out, that if we moved the wage line all the way to the bottom, we could have full employment — but of course, we would have to call this method…


The fact that Senator Warren won’t answer this question proves that she is honest and should be our President.

This is a photo of George Washington on Mt. Rushmore.
This is a photo of George Washington on Mt. Rushmore.
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I became aware of Senator Warren back in 2004–2005. I was a consumer bankruptcy attorney. She was a bankruptcy professor at Harvard. The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) were working with Elizabeth Warren to oppose the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005. …

JP Kobel

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