On a panicked president using the military as a political prop one week before an election.

Veterans slam Trump for border 'stunt' With his decision to deploy more than 5,000 troops to the US-Mexico border, President Donald Trump has ordered more military personnel to the US southwest than he has serving in some of the world's most contentious combat zones. Senior military officers have defended the deployment on national security grounds …

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let your powder dry out and form up with the rest of us.

We're past the nomination and voting. From this point on the real revolutionary war begins. This is not the time to be stumbling out of the gate. The buck stops ... where? Is the Democratic Party willing to disavow any right to ownership of a nation's agenda and concede that right with disingenuous cowardice to …

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Infected by our shortened attention spans.

We ain't as talented as we like to think.  If we were we wouldn't be stuck in a society where many do not have a perceptual understanding of the global map, of inter-relationships between countries and who do not enjoy a fundamental understanding of the purpose of taxes and government expenditures used for the common …

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Sharia Law, Deth to Liburals and the Silly Section at its worst.

When we lived in Bay Center, on Willapa Bay (the Washington coast), our next door neighbor had a  little but loud dog, Tito;  a ferociously loud yapper who took it upon himself to defend his territory against all invaders. That pesky neighborhood-disturbing yapper once caught my attention and I looked outside. Someone had thrown what …

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July 4th, The Declaration and a most powerful tool of the underdogs

  I understand that NPR has a July 4th tradition of reading the Declaration of Independence now going on 30 years. Last year saw among some supporters of President Trump responses reflecting a mental framework of someone who "flees when no one pursueth" The Declaration was many things that inspired an assortment of feelings among …

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Let’s talk civility, name-calling and whining.

Nancy seems to be afraid of a bar fight. In fact, she and her party seem to be so involved in performing for a non-existent audience of voters who are more interested in the idealistic than in genuine good-versus-bad and winner-take-all bar fights that they will take it on the chin rather than take it …

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Discussion of politics and religion is taboo? Sure it is.

Peaceful people reluctant to quarrel with neighbors or co-workers about faith and politics hide, afraid - until the day comes when moderates, liberals, and non-Christians meet consequences intolerably unpleasant. Speak out as you are able. Oppose a conspiracy against people of faith by preachers who want to protect all people of all faith by whining …

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They sure as hell weren’t fighting to insure Junior High Civic Comprehension

We watch the entire series every Memorial Day Weekend. From our perspective it would be hard for anyone to fail to appreciate sacrifice on the behalf of the highest good for all concerned in general and a country based on the Declaration of Independence on the other. All men and women ARE created equal. Arthur …

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