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By Bill McCann
President Donald Trump’s vulgar outburst last week against Africa and Haiti confirms what many people have been saying about him – if you act and talk like a racist, you should be called a racist.
By Joni Ashbrook
If you listened closely enough you could hear the cheers from millionaires and billionaires after Republicans passed their historically unpopular “middle class” tax cuts. Some of those cheers were coming from the people who crafted the law like President Donald Trump, his billionaire cabinet members, as well as some Republican members of Congress. For example, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) added a last-minute oil and gas amendment that would enrich his GOP pals like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
By Bill McCann
During this holiday season, sometimes it’s difficult to find the perfect gift, especially for people who don’t deserve one. Therefore, in the spirit of Christmas – or whatever you celebrate – I am offering the following gift ideas for some not-so-nice people who made headlines in 2017.
President Donald Trump recently spoke about the tax bill that the Senate just passed. “This is going to cost me a fortune, this thing, believe me. Believe me, this is not good for me.” PolitiFact rates that claim as “false,” and it says either of the GOP bills would almost certainly give Trump a big windfall.
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It was only fitting that critics shouted “lock him up” as disgraced former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn entered a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. last week to plead guilty to lying to the FBI in the Russia-Trump investigation.Read more through link below:
Forty-four years ago this month, a beleaguered President Richard Nixon told the world: “I am not a crook.” Turns out he was. Nine months later, cornered by the Watergate scandal, Nixon resigned rather than be impeached. Back then, many congressional conservatives disliked Nixon, believing he was too moderate. But they rallied around Nixon when they thought the liberals were out to get him over Watergate. They regularly attacked the news media for “persecuting” Nixon.
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Who is the most dangerous person on the planet? Is it Kim Jong Un, the rotund North Korean dictator who looks like his hair was trimmed with hedge clippers? Is it stiff-jawed Russian strongman Vladimir Putin who unleashed a war on our national election last year? Or is it serial liar U.S. President Donald Trump, whose administration has been engulfed in self-inflicted chaos since his inauguration in January? My choice is Trump, hands down. Read more through link below
As a science writer in the 1970s, I first learned about climate change when interviewing researchers concerned about carbon dioxide building up in the atmosphere. Based on their studies, the researchers believed the gas could trap the sun’s rays and overheat the Earth. (see full story through below link)
Republicans continue to deny climate science even as record breaking storms are leaving a trail of death and destruction. Joni Ashbrook’s column in today’s Bastrop Advertiser points out the failure of recent Republican administrations to acknowledge and address the cause of both increased storm activity and intensity.
My writer friend Brad in Oklahoma has an idea for a book about President Donald Trump. Not a nonfiction tell-all. More like a Tom Clancy spy novel. Read full article at link below: http://www.statesman.com/news/local/commentary-russia-scandal-trump-ineptness-mean-putin-winning/6olQwbr5m1cUxHQ1ESK88N/