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Pro and Con

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Kamala Harris - the next to the next POTUS. 84proximity1, Today 10:16amignore
62% of Americans are afraid to speak their minds on politics 160John5918, Today 10:04amignore
SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 (12) 44JakeLonergan, Today 10:01amignore
Climate change issues, prevention, adaptation 7 83margd, Today 8:26amignore
2020: November election and beyond... (X) 127margd, Today 8:15amignore
Measles, Vaccination, Choice, Public Health Options 83margd, Today 7:10amignore
Extinction countdown 2, unfortunately 109margd, Today 6:56amignore
How to Democracy 7margd, Today 6:40amignore
Righteous Republicans 3 3margd, Today 6:37amignore
Russia, the U.S. and elections 129margd, Today 6:18amignore
Journalism: a dangerous job, and oft well done (4) 45margd, Today 5:52amignore
COVID-19 - social and political fallout (5) 129John5918, Today 12:59amignore
Dealing with the dishonorable and the inconvenient 69John5918, Today 12:47amignore
Which allies has Trump insulted and alienated? 48John5918, Today 12:44amignore
Quotations 3 13librorumamans, Today 12:35amignore
Trump's Truthiness 139librorumamans, Yesterday 3:00pmignore
Humor from both sides of the aisle (2) 55Limelite, Yesterday 1:59pmignore
Bill Barr, AG, Dept of Justice 20Cubby.R.S., Yesterday 1:29pmignore
Lifelong Republicans Endorse Joe Biden -- Trump Cultist Heads Explode! 83Limelite, Yesterday 1:23pmignore
Trumpian 'New Lows' 4 38Limelite, Yesterday 1:13pmignore
Trump's Nominees & Hirees, contd. III 99margd, Yesterday 12:56pmignore
Is the 2020 General Election a Referedum on Trump? 47Limelite, Yesterday 12:38pmignore
Sometimes The Top Blows Off - George Floyd and Aftermath / III 18Limelite, Yesterday 12:13pmignore
Scandal Watch X 150margd, Yesterday 3:55amignore
Sometimes it’s best to feed the trolls? 132John5918, Yesterday 12:10amignore
Loony Left crapping their pants, Part 3 39Cubby.R.S., Thursday 11:18amignore
Biden: “Unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is incredibly diverse." 26kiparsky, Thursday 11:07amignore
A tangled web, a poisoned well ... 68kiparsky, Thursday 9:40amignore
Trump the Nobel contender: North Korea 68margd, Thursday 8:48amignore
Invasive Species, Fellow Travelers, Zoonoses 10margd, Thursday 2:03amignore
What next for progressive Americans? 23lriley, Wednesday 2:10pmignore
Attack on the White House 4kiparsky, Tuesday 11:35pmignore
Israel #2 151lriley, Tuesday 1:58pmignore
Sometimes The Top Blows Off - George Floyd and Aftermath (2) 101librorumamans, Tuesday 1:28pmignore
Sacrificing biota for special interests 96margd, Tuesday 8:22amignore
"Information" in the Time of Trump #4 83margd, Tuesday 3:34amignore
Crafting Immigration Policy in America 4 141margd, Tuesday 3:03amignore
Sometimes The Top Blows Off - George Floyd and Aftermath / II 173John5918, Tuesday 12:09amignore
Trump screws his base--#2 and counting 47margd, Monday 9:38amignore
Constitution and Norms under Attack: Military, Judiciary, Administration, Congress, International 2 140margd, Monday 6:33amignore
2020 Hellscape Bingo 5JGL53, Sunday 7:40pmignore
Impeach, Indict, 25th Amendment, Vote--REPEAT! 6 80Limelite, Sunday 3:28pmignore
Cognitive Function Meme Fun! 47Limelite, Sunday 12:45pmignore
SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 (11) 154margd, Sunday 4:14amignore
Black in America, IV 124John5918, Saturday 12:15amignore
The US Prison System 25LucasColeman, August 7ignore
NAFTA renegotiation (and other trade issues) #2 122margd, August 7ignore
Trump's war on women 175Cubby.R.S., August 6ignore
Mass Shootings...contd....of course (6) 30margd, August 6ignore
Big Pharma 58margd, August 6ignore
The Myth of Systemic Racism in the US Today 48John5918, August 5ignore
Systemic racism, anti-racism, black experience : the books 146lriley, August 4ignore
New movies or Stupid distractions for stupid people 6proximity1, August 2ignore
The Dem's "Russian Collusion" witch-hunt blows up in their faces & now reveals they were the ones colluding to defraud 178proximity1, August 2ignore
Lefties are so cute, how they think the monsters they create won’t eat them. 225Carnophile, August 1ignore
Quotations 2 157Limelite, August 1ignore
Ghislaine Maxwell 12lriley, August 1ignore
The conservative DNC platform committee. 8proximity1, July 31ignore
Russia: international moves, West responses, Putin's revenge & future 2 69margd, July 31ignore
Righteous Republicans 2 1522wonderY, July 31ignore
The Left Case Against Open Borders 94proximity1, July 31ignore
Trumpian Diversion of the Day 15margd, July 30ignore
Privatization: last grasps 48margd, July 29ignore
Treason—This time the real thing—is closer than in a very long time, if not already going on 13bohemima, July 28ignore
US Election Unleashes Bigots & Bullies (4) 68margd, July 28ignore
AOC responds to Ted Yoho's unprovoked verbal assault. 35lriley, July 28ignore
China's Ethnic Groups 28madpoet, July 28ignore
The antifascist struggle 4lriley, July 27ignore
Brexit! Part 5 12kiparsky, July 27ignore
2020: November election and beyond... (X) 151Molly3028, July 26ignore
Donald Trump: mentally, physically, temperamentally compromised #7 28margd, July 24ignore
Misogyny as society's fundamental problem, 2 9LolaWalser, July 23ignore
The (further) Nazification of America, 2 110lriley, July 23ignore
Top 30 Synonyms for dOnaLD tRUMP 1JGL53, July 23ignore
Book deals 1LolaWalser, July 22ignore
Who killed Epstein? 80JGL53, July 21ignore
Is the 2020 General Election a Referedum on Trump? 195John5918, July 21ignore
"Anger" is on the Thought-Police's hit-list 50proximity1, July 19ignore
Federal style gestapo tactics in Portland Oregon. 4John5918, July 17ignore
Iran again. 146Cubby.R.S., July 17ignore
SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 (10) 151cindydavid4, July 15ignore
150 public figures warn about the erosion of free speech 69lriley, July 15ignore
Gerrymandering and other voting rights issues (2) 62wonderY, July 15ignore
New era of monopoly-busting is about to commence? 2John5918, July 14ignore
Saudi Arabia 2 85John5918, July 14ignore
Pile of Orange Day-glow Shit on his way out - if there is a god. 1JGL53, July 12ignore
The Myth of Systemic Racism in the US Today 305bohemima, July 12ignore
Leftists are not afriad of monsters. But as there are few leftists around, let's focus on liberals. 22Carnophile, July 11ignore
Contraception and Abortion 2proximity1, July 11ignore
Notre Dame de Paris est en feu 266John5918, July 10ignore
Domestic Terrorism 48John5918, July 10ignore
Trump says he'll ban all immigration (2) 30John5918, July 9ignore
Trump's end game: smash-and-grab, chits come due 60margd, July 9ignore
Trumpian 'New Lows' 3 152Kuiperdolin, July 7ignore
DONALD TRUMP ACCUSED OF TREASON (from the NYT) 9Limelite, July 6ignore
China: S China Sea, Silk Road, trade agreements, Africa, S Pacific, Arctic, Antarctic, deep ocean, Huawei, etc. 34margd, July 6ignore
Somerville, MA, recognizes polyamorous marriages 12LolaWalser, July 3ignore
Sometimes The Top Blows Off - George Floyd and Aftermath 174margd, July 3ignore
Journalism: a dangerous job, and oft well done (3) 158proximity1, June 30ignore

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