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“Paid Off” A Noir Style Game Show to Pay off Student Loans

I do not know what generation Maxwell Strahan of Huffpost is of; but if he is of the Millennials, he has it correct in his HuffPost article. . . “The Greatest “Crisis of My Generation is Now a Dystopian Show.” The crisis? Student Loan debt, the penalties associated with it, and the inability to declared […]

Accidentally Booked on Fox News

.@teambarbara's website says Congress should "abolish ICE and start fresh, building a new immigration enforcement system that is fair, just, compassionate and reflects the values of a nation of immigrants." She was accidentally booked for a Fox News interview this morning: — Matt Shuham (@mattshuham) July 23, 2018 Accidentally booked on Fox News as […]

Reading the news

Posted by Barbara Hermel Bach on Friday, July 20, 2018 Seagull existentialism Posted by Philosophy Matters on Saturday, July 21, 2018 Same as it ever was…. Posted by Robert Sheidler-Lopez on Friday, July 20, 2018 Today's daily cartoon by Mary Lawton. Posted by The New Yorker on Thursday, July 19, 2018

86% of the 2018 Congressional Election Already Determined

A projection was made by Fair Vote Org as to what will happen in the 2018 Congressional Elections based upon a series of variables such as whether a candidate is an incumbent, the geographical location or rural versus city, the underlying partisan lean of a district etc. If we apply those variables to this election; […]


Trump in Helsinki: “I do not see any reason why Russia would be responsible, I have great confidence in my intelligence people; but I will tell you that, President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.” Trump back in Washington D.C.: “I accept our intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia’s meddling in the […]