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Donald Trump’s elevation to the Presidency is no doubt impacting the reputation of the United States abroad. Last week, a group of soccer supporters in Vancouver that regularly travel to away games in the US stated they would not organize trips south of the border (even to nearby Seattle or Portland) this season due to the […]

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From The Orlando Sentinel, Senator Travis Hutson (R-Elkon) is filling a bill to cut down on the trade and possession of shark fins in Florida. As someone who avoids any restaurant or merchant that partakes in this trade, I applaud this legislation.

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President Donald Trump has put Palm Beach squarely on the global political radar. But Trump’s election is just the latest event that has helped to make Palm Beach County – once reliably Democratic and liberal the epicenter of a new conservative world. Newsmax publisher Christopher Ruddy’s appearance on CNN’s indispensable Reliable Sources on Sunday emphasized […]

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An excellent piece of analysis from Aaron Blake of the Washington Post.  A big takeaway is that a bare majority of House districts voted for Donald Trump and the GOP nominee for Congress (218).  A minority (217) voted for some combination that included Democrats – either . Thanks to Congressional gerrymandering after the 2010 GOP wave, […]

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The poignant warnings from Rorty who passed a decade ago conveyed by Vox Media’s Sean Illing. This piece draws interesting contrasts and makes you really think about the drift of modern liberalism and progressiveness. Well worth a read whether you agree or disagree (once upon a time liberals sought different viewpoints and explanations to come to […]

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This article is particularly interesting when expanded upon during Fareed Zakaria’s GPS program on CNN. Stephen Bannon and Donald Trump have been for a generation enabled by a break down in traditionalism even though they have made a case that they are the guardians of America’s traditionalism. Here is the full column from The Washington Post. 

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Donald Trump’s tough talk seemingly always leads to controversy. Time and again the bombastic rhetoric of candidate Trump and now  the 45th President has created controversy and global headlines. Trump’s mantra isn’t Rooseveltian at all – speak loudly and carry a little stick. While domestically Trump continues to push an extreme agenda that conflicts with […]