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Thoughts on the FISA Extension

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On January 19, 2018
The Senate recently voted 65-34 to approve an extension of FISA without the Amash-Lufrgen amendment, which would have required warrants to look through data collected from Americans as the result of spying on people abroad but was defeated in the House. A minority of Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, voted to kill the amendment. Some notes: […]
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Sandusky in Lansing

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On January 18, 2018
A long series of victims are giving victim impact statements in the trial of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, describing trauma and drug abuse and ruined families and suicides. It is almost certain that Michigan State University, who employed Nassar for decades, should have been able to stop him sooner. At least 8 women informed […]

The Coming Wave

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On January 17, 2018

I’d say this is excellent news for John McCain: Democrats picked up their first state legislature seat in 2018 on Tuesday, as the party’s candidate won a special election for a state Senate se

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Great Moments In Murc’s Law

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On January 16, 2018
You might think that Republicans having control of both branches of government and the White House would make it impossible for political reporters and pundits to deflect responsibility from them when they can’t execute basic tasks of government. As you know if you read this blog, would be very wrong! Are congressional Democrats willing to […]
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