In Possible Government Shutdown, Trump and Republicans Lucky We’re Not Living in Ancient Rome

Author’s note: as I repost this for Real Context News as Trump enters the third year of his presidency, we are in midst of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, one lasting already over a month. My below analysis is still deeply relevant, sadly: Trump began his first and now second anniversaries of taking office mired self-inflicted shutdowns. ***** Though I originally published this article in the…

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Victory in Alabama May Run Through Jerusalem: Moore Likely at Heart of Trump Decision

Trump’s Jerusalem declaration a mere six days before Alabama’s special U.S. Senate election may have had more to do with…

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After the Storms: Are Harvey, Irma the New Normal?

And what would that mean going forward? Some hard choices, necessary changes, and a reckoning. Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse…

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Clinton SHOULD Win (at Least 274 Electoral Votes), Nevada Key: State-by-State Predictions for Election 2016: Barely or BIGLY, Trump Likely to Lose

Author’s note: sure, I was wrong, but I was closer than most and every state I did call I called…

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Even Without Trump, American Politics Is Pathetic, & VP Debate Is Proof

Anyone looking for reassurance from that vice-presidential debate, especially after seeing Trump in two debates, would still have seen one…

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Second Debate Shows American Democracy Is Failing

Author’s note: even before Trump won, it was clear that America was damaged and in trouble, that certain trends that…

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How Would Trump Run U.S.? RNC Convention Disaster Is Preview

Author’s note: I noted during the 2016 RNC in the below article that the dysfunctional and incoherent disaster of a…

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How W. Bush & Obama Paved Way for Trump: A History of Risky Precedents for Becoming President

Without George W. Bush’s presidency, it’s hard to imagine Obama’s 2008 victory; without both, it’s hard to imagine Trump being…

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Cruz-Fiorina 2016: Historically Shameless & Desperate Move Still Deserves Its Due Recognition Even Among Trump & General 2016 Craziness

In a year where it is hard to keep track of the stupendous volume of political insanity inflicted on and…

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10 Reasons Why Conventional Wisdom on Republican Convention & Trump Wrong: GOP Won’t Risk Party’s Destruction, Wrath of His Voters

10 Reasons Why GOP Won’t Risk Party’s Destruction, Wrath of His Voters Despite all the talk of Trump being stopped…

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The Word Terrorism & Its Diminishing Returns: Towards a Rational, Useful Definition & Application

For the crime of terrorism to have weight, we must move globally towards a more specific definition that goes beyond…

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Forget Rubio & Cruz: Kasich Last (Extremely Slim) Hope of Republican “Establishment” to Stop Trump

The closer one looks at the picture and ignores the chatter, the more Rubio appears more of a longshot than…

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Near-certain Nominee Trump Super Tuesday Domination Unavoidable

Donald Trump’s victory in the South Carolina Republican primary will be remembered as the moment when he secured his hostile…

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Nevada, South Carolina Make Clinton vs. Trump Showdown Nearly Certain in November; Game Over for Sanders, Rubio, Cruz

Those hoping for nominees other than Clinton and Trump almost certainly needed outcomes other than what actually happened on Saturday…

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Marco and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Rubio’s Weakness on Display

Sen. Marco Rubio’s self-destructive pummeling at the hands of Gov. Chris Christie just before the New Hampshire primary might not…

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