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Banning Sales Of Combustion Vehicles

“The UK government was due to make an announcement on the possibility of a more ambitious timeline for the ban of combustion vehicles in the coming few days, and sources have already told both the BBC and the Financial Times … Continue reading

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Biden’s ToDo List

I am disappointed by the apparent state of the upcoming US Senate but Biden/Harris seem to have won the White House. They are going to need a serious To Do list: Choose new Attorney General who will prosecute Trump Inc … Continue reading

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State of Play

“In the U.S. Senate race in Texas, incumbent Republican John Cornyn leads Democrat M.J. Hegar among likely voters, 49 – 43 percent. Seven percent are undecided. On September 24th, Cornyn had 50 percent support and Hegar had 42 percent, also … Continue reading

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Soon, The Old-Guard Democrats Have To Go

See Lindsay Graham Getting a Hug at Amy Coney Barrett’s Hearing Just Put Democrats Over the EdgeSome of the leading Democrats are getting very long in the tooth. While they are well connected and great at fund-raising, they are growing … Continue reading

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God, Sorting Them Out

In the war in Viet Nam, some jaded commentators proclaimed, “Kill ’em all. Let God sort them out!”. It’s a commentary on how ugly war can be. The news that Trump is infected with COVID-19 has similar connotations.“The Twenty-fifth Amendment … Continue reading

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WHAT?

Having watched the debate last night, I’m left with some impressions. Biden v Trump was sane v insane, calm v angry, sensible v crazed, focused v scatter-brained, good v evil, etc. I have to wonder what drug Trump was under. … Continue reading

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Canute Here

King Canute was reported to have commanded the sea to fall back and it did not. Trump is an imitation of Canute, commanding democracy to fall back so he can be king Trump. It isn’t going to happen and I … Continue reading

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OH NO! RBG!

The death of RBG adds a new dimension to the US election. Promptly, the Senators are drawing their lines. The GOP slim majority will become thinner as Collins and Murkowski see writing on the walls. Collins is already trailing in … Continue reading

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The Decline And Fall Of Trumpism

Rats are starting to leave the sinking ship of Trumpism. A raft of new books are quite popular and confirmation of many suspicions of Trump’s motives. Woodward reported that Trump confessed to lying about the seriousness of COVID-19 and has … Continue reading

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Fools Leading The Foolish Over The Cliff

I just watched an interview on CNN of a pastor of a church in California (?) who is defying advice to remain closed because of the epidemic. At one point he stated that folks should not worry about the epidemic … Continue reading

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Denial

It’s amazing to watch the financial markets these days. There’s Trump and the damned virus and Russia all causing trouble and optimism reigns. It’s as if investors were convinced the markets could never decline. It’s as if investors had no … Continue reading

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Suing Oil

“For decades, these oil and gas companies spent millions to mislead consumers and discredit climate science in pursuit of profits. The defendants violated the District’s consumer protection law by concealing the fact that using fossil fuels threatens the health of … Continue reading

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