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Sometimes I Do Not Have The Words

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 10:00pm
There are times when I am left speechless, completely unable to articulate a word, must less a sentence. Today is such a day. Some readers may be aware of the 8-year-old boy that police in Key West tried to handcuff only to find out that the handcuffs were too big. It happened in 2018 and… Read More Sometimes I Do Not Have The Words
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So You Think You Have A Payroll Tax Holiday Coming Up

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:00pm
Some readers may be thinking that their paychecks will be going up now that Donald Trump signed an executive order ordering a payroll tax holiday for everyone. What Trump has ordered is a 6.2% payroll bump in your paycheck starting on September 1. The order says it will last until December 31. What this means… Read More So You Think You Have A Payroll Tax Holiday Coming Up
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TikTok and Free Enterprise

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 10:00pm
If you want to understand how far off their values the Republicans have gone to appease Donald Trump look no further than the controversy of TikTok. Donald Trump has ordered TikTok to close by September 15 unless a deal to sell itself to an American company is announced. Basically, Trump has ordered that the Chinese… Read More TikTok and Free Enterprise
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Covid-19 Disrupting More Than Life, Businesses And Schools

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 10:00pm
We tend to look at the disruption caused by the pandemic in terms of our personal lives and economic realities. Many parents are dealing with how their children will be attending school. Some are looking at online schooling for the rest of the year while others are trying to figure out whether to commit to… Read More Covid-19 Disrupting More Than Life, Businesses And Schools
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RumpToons No: 197

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 10:00pm
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 197!
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What Is Wrong With Americans?

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 10:00pm
Really? What is wrong with Americans? The Centers for Disease Control issued a “formal warning” about the dangers of drinking hand sanitizer. You read that right, the CDC, tasked with protecting Americans from bad drugs, was forced to tell Americans not to drink hand sanitizer after four people had died and another dozen were poisoned… Read More What Is Wrong With Americans?
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Joe Biden Plays Both Sides on Wall

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 10:00pm
The Trump Wall, better known to Mexicans as the Wall of Hate is about demonizing Mexicans and it has nothing to do with protecting American from terrorists or drugs. It is symbol of hating Mexicans. Biden knows this as other Democrats, but Biden is playing a careful game of distinguishing himself from Trump by placating… Read More Joe Biden Plays Both Sides on Wall
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Trump Wants Immigrant Workers But Not Immigrants

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 10:00pm
Anyone that knows anything about Donald Trump knows that Trump has waged an unrelenting war against immigrants. His attacks on immigrants is xenophobic. The Trump narrative is that immigrants are bad for America. Trump argues that in this time of economic strife, immigrants need not apply to come work in America because Americans deserve to… Read More Trump Wants Immigrant Workers But Not Immigrants
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One-Year Ago Today Mexicans Were Attacked

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 10:00pm
One year ago today, a gunman drove over 600 miles to kill Mexicans at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The gunman, Patrick Wood Crusius, sits in jail today waiting for his day in court. Meanwhile many families look at today as a day of anguish. The why and the how has been pieced together… Read More One-Year Ago Today Mexicans Were Attacked
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RumpToons No: 196

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 10:00pm
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 196!
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About Twenty Million Americans About To Go Hungry

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 10:00pm
Today, the emergency $600 weekly federal unemployment stipend expires. As of now, Congress is unable to come to an agreement about how to move forward on stimulating the economy as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to destroy the economy. With the November elections less than 100 days away, it is surprising that the Republicans have put… Read More About Twenty Million Americans About To Go Hungry
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Immigrants Have a Choice Between the Status-quo or Terrorism in November 2020

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:00pm
Immigrants in America are facing a binary choice in November between the status-quo of remaining marginalized in America or being terrorized for being immigrants. The two presumptive presidential candidates; Donald Trump and Joe Biden are not for immigration, notwithstanding the political rhetoric coming from both. Neither are offering to bring immigrants out of the shadows.… Read More Immigrants Have a Choice Between the Status-quo or Terrorism in November 2020
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Slavery Was A Necessary Evil Says Senator

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 10:00pm
And, there have it, the Band-Aid has been pulled off and it is time that Americans reconcile with the inconvenient truth that America was founded on the backs of slaves. The wound is open and oozing because some Americans continue to hold on to the façade of American exceptionalism. Today’s America is the culmination of… Read More Slavery Was A Necessary Evil Says Senator
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The Politics of Business Liability

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 10:00pm
Businesses are at the epicenter of the mask controversy. Businesses are facing many problems because of the pandemic. At the center of weathering the economic crisis is the legal liability that Covid-19 has unleashed upon business owners. To open or not to open. To keep the payroll intact, furlough workers or layoff the team. Will… Read More The Politics of Business Liability
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What A 1964 Book Teaches Us About the Origins of the Glass Beach Study

Sun, 07/26/2020 - 10:00pm
It didn’t take long after I first arrived in El Paso that I realized something was different about the city. It was very Mexican but not Mexican at all. I know, it doesn’t make sense and it didn’t make sense at first. Cd. Juárez dominates El Paso in population and in its economy but most… Read More What A 1964 Book Teaches Us About the Origins of the Glass Beach Study
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RumpToons No: 195

Sat, 07/25/2020 - 10:00pm
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 195!
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Stop Pretending Normal Will Return

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 10:00pm
I started writing this as soon as I hung up the telephone. The caller, whose name is unimportant, had called to tell me that I needed to stop. The caller was angry with me, actually they were angry with what I was writing about. The caller wanted me to stop. The reason I started writing… Read More Stop Pretending Normal Will Return
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The Rental Eviction Tsunami

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 10:00pm
In the coming days, the federal unemployment subsidy will expire. The subsidy provides $600 a week in unemployment benefits to workers impacted by the pandemic. The federal eviction moratorium will also be ending. Both are scheduled to end this week. Congress is now considering two competing stimulus packages with the House Democrats pushing a $3.5… Read More The Rental Eviction Tsunami
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Second Stimulus Package On the Way, But At What Cost?

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 10:00pm
The Coronavirus pandemic was going to “magically disappear” was what Donald Trump was hoping for. It didn’t. Instead it is re-surging and the American economy is under more pressure to reopen. As if that wasn’t enough, both Trump and the Republicans need a strong economy in November for them to succeed at the ballot boxes.… Read More Second Stimulus Package On the Way, But At What Cost?
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The 2020 Economy Is Dead

Mon, 07/20/2020 - 10:00pm
Those hoping for an economic rebirth to happen in 2020, after the pandemic emergency ends, need to rethink their dream. It is not going to happen. Many are likely arguing that Wallstreet is booming so the economic outlook must be good. Looking closely at Wallstreet it soon becomes apparent that in between the headlines of… Read More The 2020 Economy Is Dead
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by Dr. Radut