Category Archives: Trump

Recall

Initiative, referendum, and recall enable voters, by petition, to propose or repeal legislation, or to remove an elected official from office. Eighteen states permit the recall of state officials; NYS does not. The recall of California Governor Gray Davis in 2003 was a recent … Continue reading

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Divided countries

In the aftermath of WWII, several countries were divided: Austria, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Austria was reunited by international agreement in 1955, probably because the Soviet Union preferred a neutral, united Austria to the possibility that the American, … Continue reading

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Bombs

“A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!–President Donald Trump The claim of Mission Accomplished … Continue reading

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Can we recognize foreign propaganda?

We have met the enemy and he is us.–Pogo (Walt Kelly) Can we recognize foreign propaganda? Often not, because the ideas are our own. In the 1956 movie, Forbidden Planet, Dr. Edward Morbius has discovered and mastered powerful machinery that magnifies his … Continue reading

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Thinking about Syria

After hearing from several hundred constituents at our Syria listening sessions and from phone calls and emails to our office, it is clear United States military action in Syria is not what residents of the 23rd district want. Absent some … Continue reading

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Everyone knows

As we go down this trade agenda that is being deployed by the administration that clearly is disruptive and wants to change the status quo of our trade positions with China and other trading partners, we anticipate this type of … Continue reading

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Picking winners and losers

There’ll be differences of opinion in just about every intelligence analysis that you make.–Special Counsel Robert Mueller We’re knocking the hell out of ISIS. We’ll be coming out of Syria like very soon. Let the other people take care of it … Continue reading

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