Author: The BPI Squirrel

Ossoff Loses Close Race in GA-6, So…?

Democrat Jon Ossoff lost a close U.S. House race in a district that was reliably Republican, so…? (More) “Ossoff lost … in a decisive fashion” The first thing you need to understand about yesterday’s U.S. House special election in Georgia’s Sixth District – or any other election – is that anything less than a Democratic landslide is, by definition, a stunning Republican victory. Take it from the Washington Post’s Paul Kane: Ossoff lost Tuesday to an underwhelming perennial Republican candidate, Karen Handel, in a decisive fashion that is sure to spark more questions about what type of candidates and...

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GOP’s New Plan: Hide the Ball

Increasingly, the Republican game plan is to hide the ball until it’s too late to object. (More) “There’s a group of guys in a back room somewhere that are making these decisions” So said Sen. Claire McCaskill about Senate Republicans’ refusal to hold public hearings about their health care bill: During a Senate Finance Committee hearing this month with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) asked her Republican colleagues when they would be holding open hearings on health-care reform. “We have no idea what’s being proposed,” McCaskill said. “There’s a group of guys in...

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Free Speech and Lost Arguments

No, we don’t need to ‘debate’ racism, sexism, or anti-LGBT bigotry…. (More) We offer our deepest condolences to the survivors, familes, and friends of the victims in last night’s terrorist attack on a London mosque, and to the family and friends of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen, who was abducted outside a Northern Virginia mosque and murdered last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. +++++ Now, about free speech. If you haven’t yet, please read this brilliant essay by Thomas Healy at The Atlantic: Middlebury College’s decision to discipline 67 students who participated in a raucous and violent...

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Some Lives Matter…

“All lives matter,” fragile white people say when they see a Black Lives Matter protest. But some lives matter more…. (More) “An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us” So declared Speaker Paul Ryan after Rep. Steve Scalise (R-TX) and four others were wounded at the GOP congressional baseball practice shooting: My colleagues: There are strong emotions throughout this House today. We are all horrified by this dreadful attack on our friends and colleagues, and those who serve and protect this Capitol. We are all praying for those who were attacked and their families:...

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Mueller Investigating God-King for Obstruction

Yes, the God-King is under investigation, the Washington Post reports…. (More) “More than just a ‘he said, he said’ dispute” The Post story is a metaphorical bombshell: The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said. The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the...

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