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Will Donald Trump Finally Be The President We Hoped For?

Will Donald Trump Finally Be The President We Hoped For?GARYTALK.COM (GaryWords) – As if things weren’t bad enough following 3 and a half years of Donald J. Trump occupying the White House in Washington, D.C., the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic in some countries swiftly became a “pandemic” after the virus rapidly spread throughout the world and came to the shores of the United States. After […] ….. Read More.GARYTALK – Conversations & Commentary | This, That and The OtherThu, April 2, 20201 year ago

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What Will Eric Swalwell Do Without Trump?

What Will Eric Swalwell Do Without Trump?Eric Swalwell is going through some stuff. A lot of people are—and not just those who, like him, have grown a scraggly pandemic beard under their mask. Like many members of Congress, Swalwell is still working through the anger and trauma caused by the attack on the Capitol. Like so many Americans, he’s learning to live in a post-Trump United States, a post-Trump politics. He’s still trying to find his footing. At work, he looks around and doesn’t know how to talk to some of his colleagues—like today, in a tunnel in the Capitol basement, when he passes a white guy with gray hair and an official member-of-Congress pin on his lapel.“Hi,” the man says. Swalwell says “Hi” back before he catches himself, wondering if he might have just accidentally greeted one of his Republican colleagues who voted in January to overturn the election….

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Businessman Charged With Foreign Lobbying Crimes Paid for Secret Trump White House Mission to Qatar

Businessman Charged With Foreign Lobbying Crimes Paid for Secret Trump White House Mission to QatarIn June 2017, two former US officials, John Allen, a retired US Marine Corps four-star general, and Richard Olson, a retired State Department official and onetime ambassador to Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates, traveled to Doha, Qatar, on a secretive and important mission. They were dispatched by H.R. McMaster, then national security adviser for President Donald Trump, to meet with Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. This was part of a US effort to deescalate a regional crisis. Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Qatar’s rivals, had blockaded Qatar and were threatening to invade the small natural gas-rich country, which houses a large American military base.  But the Trump White House did not rely on the US government to arrange and finance this trip. Instead, Allen asked Imaad Zuberi, an Asian  American businessman and…

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The Alt-Right Has Lost Control of Redpill

The Alt-Right Has Lost Control of RedpillHave you fallen for a famous great ape, the most lovable star of something called the “MonsterVerse”? You’re Kong-pilled. Have you been convinced by a local restaurateur that an imported Italian oil is actually worth the expense? You’re truffle-pilled. Have you inadvertently become entranced by Marxist perspectives on mass media and popular culture? You’re Horkheimer and Adorno–pilled.All over the internet, people are claiming to be “pilled” by anything you can imagine. Like lots of memes, this one comes from pop culture. In the 1999 movie The Matrix, the protagonist is presented with a choice: Take a red pill or a blue pill. The red pill will wake you up to all the horrors of reality, and the blue pill will let you stay clueless and happy in a simulated dreamworld. But unlike lots of memes, this one didn’t start as a neutral joke about…

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No Hoax: New Report Says Trump’s 2016 Campaign Shared Info with Russian Intelligence

No Hoax: New Report Says Trump’s 2016 Campaign Shared Info with Russian IntelligenceImagine this news flash: the campaign manager of Joe Biden’s presidential bid throughout the 2020 race was in continuous and covert contact with a Chinese intelligence officer whom had once been her business associate. During these clandestine communications—which included secret meetings—she passed internal Biden campaign polling data to the Chinese operative, and the operative encouraged her to help advance a Chinese proposal that would allow Beijing to succeed in its territorial disputes in the South China Sea and further extend its influence there. And throughout this all, China was running an undercover operation to help Biden win. Ka-boom! There would be headlines galore. The right-wing media would go bananas. Fox News would explode. Sean Hannity might lose the power of speech. And congressional Republicans would demand investigation upon investigation. There would be talk of impeachment.  Well, this did…

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Democrats Are Failing the Schools Test

Democrats Are Failing the Schools TestRory Cooper was a top aide to former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the up-and-coming Virginia Republican who lost a 2014 House primary. He was also a prominent Never Trumper, openly detailing how awful he found the 45th president. The cause Cooper has committed himself to for the past year, though, is closer to home. He is, as he puts it in his Twitter bio, “Apparently ‘Mr. Open The Schools.’”A father of a fifth grader, a second grader, and a kindergartener, Cooper is frustrated because the public schools in Fairfax, Virginia, where he lives, have not reopened. Fairfax, in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, is one of the school districts that has moved slowest toward in-person learning, and it’s still not close: Only in the past few weeks have students started to return to classrooms, and only about half of those eligible have opted to go…

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