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    Gun violence (Again!)

    Chuck Schumer's effort to open debate toward a bipartisan bill on gun safety failed today in the Senate. Susan Collins was the only Republican to vote to open debate. "Democrats’ first attempt at responding to the back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, failed in the Senate...
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    US elections 2021-2022

    Some eloquent words from AOC calling out the Democratic Party leadership for its aggressive support of pro-gun incumbent Democrat Henry Cuellar in his primary Tuesday. One wonders how it feels to Nancy Pelosi to have steadfastly supported a candidate with a 100% rating from the NRA and handed...
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    US elections 2021-2022

    Its quite a positive sign that Kemp and Raffensberger beat the Trump-backed election deniers in Georgia. I don't think Stacey Abrams can beat Kemp but lets hope Rafael Warnock can hold his seat against the Trump backed toxic candidate Hershel Walker. ETA: I am so glad Lucy McBath won her...
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    Gun violence (Again!)

    Chris Murphy has worked so hard to get reasonable, moderate gun laws passed, all blocked over and over.
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    Gun violence (Again!)

    The shooter was reportedly 18, so the same age as the Buffalo shooter. Something is wrong here, very very wrong here. Here I mean our country. Of course I agree we need to make guns harder to obtain but we also need to look at why there is so much venom in our population. Maybe we are just...
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    Gun violence (Again!)

    We have to do something about the hostility, animosity, anger, and downright hatred that is so rampant.
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    Gun violence (Again!)

    I just saw this report. I'm am so upset. This is so awful.
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    Opera Suggestions, II

    The only live opera I've been to since the pandemic has been Washington Concert Opera. We got three productions this season rather than the usual two. The first two had wonderful performances from Elizabeth DeShong and Kate Lindsay. Sunday night's treat was Erin Morley! I'm a huge fan of hers so...
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    US elections 2021-2022

    This. The leftwing of the party could have refused to support the bi partisan infrastructure bill to try to force the BBB bill through and possibly end up with them both failing. They didn't do that. They supported it and then had the rug pulled out from under them when two centrists refused to...
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    US elections 2021-2022

    The thing is that the leftwing of the Democratic Party puts forward policy ideas. Let's discuss them! Is Medicare for All the best path? Is subsidized child care something we can do nationally? Should we shift funds to other avenues than traditional policing for public safety? These things can...
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    US elections 2021-2022

    So I'm reading more commentary on the lines this morning of the need for the Democrats to be "more moderate." I have a question on that. Inflation is soaring and there is a recession on the horizon. If the Democrats are seen as the party in power, are people who are concerned with their own...
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    Abortion discussions - latest court cases

    This article is a bit hard to follow but Rep. Lucy McBath testified about her lost pregnancies and the fact that drugs that may be banned under these soon to be constitutional harsh abortion bans were needed to deal with her situation...
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    Whose schools are they anyway? What say do parents have in education?

    This article in the Washington Post shows the human cost of the cynical political efforts in Florida to profit from setting the culture war on fire. This Florida teacher married a woman. Now she’s not a teacher anymore. You have to read the whole article really, but young lesbian teacher who...
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    Elon Musk and Twitter and free speech

    Elon Musk is an American oligarch. Its clear enough he wants to have the power to force society to his will. His throwing in with Republicans at a time when they are dominated by election deniers tells you everything you need to know about what he wants to see happen in this country. Its...
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    US elections 2021-2022

    Addendum, just some context for my above post. Now Oz may win the vote but still Trump is toxic to democracy and this shows that he will not stop being so. His view is that you don't have to accept the actual election results, you can make false claims and discredit results you don't like...
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