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Opinion: Rabid right groups gain foothold with Trump
They call themselves the “alt-right,” as if a buzzword can camouflage a mindset of bigotry and hate. They have been skirting the far-right fringes of conservatism for years in relative obscurity. Now Donald Trump and his supporters in the right-wing media are helping the alt- right find the national spotlight it seeks.
Opinion: Wild West politics put guns on campus
We don’t need vigilantes sauntering around campuses. If you recall old western movies, vigilantes often blurred the lines between good and bad.
Conservative extremists spawned Trumpism
In accepting the nomination, Trump painted a bleak, fearful picture of a fractured America that had lost its greatness. It was the polar opposite of the optimism for America displayed at the Democratic convention. Click to continue article
Congratulations and Thanks are in order for local Democrat Bill McCann for his recent article on “bathroom bills” and the fake transgender crisis. Good job, Bill!
In case you missed the article in Thursday’s Bastrop Advertiser edition, it is re-published below.
CONSERVATIVES PLAY TRANSGENDER CON GAME
The conservative con is on again.
This time it’s about bathrooms. Actually, it’s not really about bathrooms. It’s about conservative extremists creating a fake crisis over transgender people using public bathrooms in order to pass laws to discriminate against citizens who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender… Continue to full article
Local Democrat, Bill McCann, was recently published in the Bastrop Advertiser on the Paris Climate Change Agreement!
…Despite overwhelming evidence that humans are responsible for climate change by burning fossil fuels, the energy giants, backed by their minions in Congress, have done a good PR job of creating doubt. The PR effort is similar to what the cigarette companies did for decades to dispute the health hazards of smoking…
Local Democrat, Bill McCann was published this week in the Bastrop Advertiser for speaking truth to power and drawing attention to the alleged criminal activity from Texas’ Attorney General.
Attorney General Paxton needs to act like state’s top lawyer
There is an unseemly odor wafting through Austin. It’s coming straight from the office of Attorney General Ken Paxton. So far the stench has largely been ignored by Republican leaders and by the tea party Texans who helped elect him.
Signs of problems were there before Paxton took office. When running for Attorney General in 2014, he was fined $1,000 by the Texas State Securities Board for soliciting investment clients without being registered, as state law requires.
In August 2015, seven months after he took office, Paxton was indicted by a grand jury in Collin County on two criminal counts of securities fraud and one count of failure to register as a securities agent.
… Read full article here.
In case you missed it in a recent Bastrop Advertiser edition, Bastrop resident Bill Haschke shared with us his explaining why we need to take the time to understand the root cause behind our public education issues.
DECODING THE CAUSE OF OUR FLAWED EDUCATION SYSTEMS
In a March 17th Advertiser article, Mr. Don Loucks lamented current election developments in the Republican Party. He was quick to blame our education system. This is the typical response from those who have been taught by the media that government is always our problem.
Yes, it does seem like our education system has deteriorated over the past 35 years. But it is important to understand the underlying causes. One must also identify the role of our current media landscape in this deterioration of knowledge and morals… Read the entire article here