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Monday, 23 August 2021 12:15

OPINION: Biden’s tumble unnerves Democrats

In a nationwide Reuters/Ipsos poll taken on Aug. 11 and 12, approximately 51% of Americans approved of President Joe Biden’s job performance, while 43% disapproved. Just one week later, the same pollster found a strikingly different result: 46% approval, 49% disapproval.

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Former CNN White House correspondent Michelle Kosinski declared on Twitter last week that American journalists would “never expect … Your own govt to lie to you, repeatedly” and “Your own govt to hide information the public has a right to know.” Kosinski denounced “Trump’s unAmerican regime” and declared, “No one should accept this.” Kosinski’s comments epitomize the “Trump-washing” of American history that explains much of the media’s rage, hypocrisy, and follies in the last five years.

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Thursday, 18 March 2021 13:33

OPINION: Biden a transformational president

Democrats passed the American Recovery Act without a single Republican vote. The party that spent the past four years giving tax cuts to the rich and running up unprecedented deficits is suddenly concerned about the debt and deficit again. It was predictable as daylight savings time. 

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Well, at least he hasn’t started any NEW wars!

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Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:09

OPINION: What happened to 'We The People?'

"The will of the people has been heard," said President Joe Biden in his inaugural address on Jan. 20, "and the will of the people has been heeded." Later in the speech, Biden told us that "the American story" depends on "'We the People' who seek a more perfect union."

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Monday, 08 February 2021 14:01

OPINION: The Trump political show trial

The Senate trial for now twice-impeached former President Donald Trump is set to begin this week, with little doubt over the outcome. A procedural vote in the Senate on the constitutionality of “removing from office” someone who is not in office revealed that nowhere near enough Republicans were willing to join their Democrat counterparts in voting to convict.

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RALEIGH — Through one of Donald Trump’s final acts as president, former N.C. Republican Party chairman Robin Hayes became one of the most prominent North Carolinians to receive a presidential pardon.

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Few will find it surprising that the incoming Biden administration looks, in both form and function, a lot like the Obama administration of 2009-2017. After all, Joe Biden served as Barack Obama's vice president for those eight years. His staff and cabinet appointments comprise a veritable Who's Who of Obama holdovers and members of Biden's own political circle, built over decades in the Senate and White House.

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“Congress,” The Hill reports, “is barreling toward a veto showdown with President Trump over the mammoth must-pass annual defense policy bill.” At issue: The annual National Defense Authorization Act, which as usual has little to do with actual defense.

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The day before Thanksgiving, President Trump pardoned his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

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