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Adam Schiff Blasts Trump And Barr For Commuting Criminal Roger Stone’s Prison Sentence – Politics Article

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff blasted Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr for commuting Roger Stone’s prison sentence. In a statement provided to PoliticusUSA, Schiff said: President Trump has engaged in countless acts that are both self-serving and destructive to our democracy while in office, but commuting the sentence of Roger Stone, a crony who lied and obstructed our investigation to protect Trump himself, is among the most offensive to the rule of law and principles of justice.…

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ESG Investing & Pensions: Fund Managers Balk at Proposed Reporting Rules – Politics Article

A Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) The sub-headline in a Financial Times story on the anguished reaction of some asset managers to the Trump administration’s belated (if modest) efforts to protect the threat to pensioners’ investment returns represented by “socially responsible” investing (SRI) shows where the paper’s sympathies lie (not that there was any doubt about that): Funds say Department of Labor rule would hamper ability to incorporate ethical principles…

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Georgia – Sabato’s Crystal Ball – Politics Article

Dear Readers: In the next installment of our States of Play series — in which we’ll be taking an in-depth look at the key states that will decide the presidential election — we look at Georgia, which Democrats are trying to win for the first time since 1992. Crystal Ball Associate Editor J. Miles Coleman and Guest Columnist Niles Francis look at the state’s recent political history and trends. This is our second installment; the first featured Pennsylvania. — The…

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How Bad Are America’s Colleges? This Bad – Politics Article

(John Hinderaker) Some conservatives tend to say, “Sure the colleges and universities are bad, but…” There is no but. With rare exceptions, they are worse than you can imagine. Unless they are studying to be an engineer or a doctor, most people would be better off to avoid college altogether, learn a trade, and read books on their own. Which is the way it used to be. For a window into the zoo that is “higher” education in the 21st…

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The Detestable Race. Beatrice and Sidney Webb In Ireland – AN SIONNACH FIONN – Politics Article

For the last few weeks I’ve been doing some research on the complex origins of socialism as a political and cultural force in late 19th and early 20th century Ireland, which of course includes the significant influence of British thinkers and campaigners on developments here. Which led me to this observation on the Irish people by the acclaimed Christian-socialist author and reformer Charles Kingsley upon a visit to County Sligo from his home in England, writing to his wife from…

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Ricky Gervais Says Thanks to Liberal Outrage Mobs “The Office” Couldn’t Have Been Made Today – Politics Article

British comedian Ricky Gervais just spoke out to blast cancel culture and “outrage mobs,” saying that they would make it impossible for him to ever make his hit show “The Office” today. During an interview with Times Radio on Friday, Gervais said that if “The Office” was made today, many audience members would take it too “literally,” despite the fact that the show was “clearly ironic.” “Now [the show] would suffer because people would take things literally. There are these outrage…

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MS Dept. of Revenue issues Temporary Suspension of ABC alcohol orders | Mississippi Politics and News – Politics Article

The Mississippi ABC has experienced unprecedented growth in its liquor orders over the last four months, the Mississippi Department of Revenues said Friday in a release. “We are experiencing a 29% increase in case sales. We have shipped over 1,330,000 cases of wine and spirits in the last 4 months. This has resulted in orders taking an average of one week for delivery. We currently have approximately 100,000 cases in our system waiting to be delivered,” the release stated. In…

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Unsealed Govt Memo Dated January 30, 2017 Reveals Obama Cabal KNEW Flynn Wasn’t Lying and Wasn’t an “Agent of Russia” – Politics Article

Earlier this week the Justice Department produced more evidence to General Mike Flynn’s legal team. The newly released documents were handwritten notes of Peter Strzok just one day after his January 24, 2017 ambush interview of Flynn. There was also a DOJ (?) memo dated January 30, 2017 which we speculated cleared Flynn. On Friday, the Justice Department unsealed the January 30, 2017 memo and it revealed the Obama coup cabal KNEW Flynn wasn’t lying and wasn’t an “agent of…

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Danube Dialogue Podcast & Nationalism — Now You Can See Why Nationalism Is Important – Politics Article

(Choreograph/iStock/Getty Images Plus) One of my favorite quotations is the alleged last words of the Emperor Maximilian of Mexico who, just before he went before the firing squad, said to his Hungarian chef: “You thought it would never come to this. You see now that you were wrong.” That line came to me from one of Eric Ambler’s thrillers; on the other hand, Ambler titled his autobiography Here Lies Eric Ambler. Still, it’s a quotation with many attractions and only…

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The Spiraling Downward Trend of Donald Trump’s Political Life – Politics Article

Whether the polls are accurate or not, things are only getting worse for the president’s reelection bid. The White House/Flickr Perhaps freshman Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of Michigan is correct and pollsters are once again severely undercounting Donald Trump’s level of support. The president carried Slotkin’s district by seven points, so she’s feeling endangered and it makes sense for her to plan for the worst. Or perhaps New York Times polling expert Nate Cohn is correct: “Right now, it’s extremely simple: the…

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Climate News Updates | Power Line – Politics Article

Despite wanting to ignore the tedious and repetitive subject of climate change (the biggest loser from the COVID-19 crisis, by the way), now and then there is some actual news worthy of note. Here are two items of interest: • Several years back we reported on the preposterous energy claims of Stanford Prof. Mark Jacobson (most of whose Stanford colleagues think him a joke), who claims the U.S. can derive 100 percent of its energy needs from “renewable” energy sources…

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[VIDEO] Atlanta Family Receives Mail-in Voter Registration For “Cody” Their Dead Cat – Politics Article

Democrats are running around burning down cities with their COVID masks on, telling all of us we must do everything, from registering to voting by mail. And while they tell us all this, they also say that there’s nothing to worry about because there’s no such thing as “voter fraud.” So, I wonder how they’ll explain this one… MORE NEWS: Online Conspiracy Theorists Share their “Evidence” that Furniture Company “Wayfair” is a Secret “Child Sex Trafficking Ring” A family in…

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Living Better in Lockdown ep 4: Nicola Sturgeon – Politics Article

Living Better How I Learned To Survive Depression by Alastair Campbell Pre-order Now from Amazon Pre-order Now from Waterstone’s Pre-order Now from Foyle’s Pre-order Now from Hive (Independent Booksellers) “Superbly readable, supremely useful. Unflinching, clear-eyed, honest, raw and revealing, it may be the most important achievement of Alastair Campbell’s vivid and varied life. This book could save lives.” – STEPHEN FRY LIVING BETTER is Alastair Campbell’s honest, moving and life affirming account of his lifelong struggle with depression. It…

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California, After Riding a Boom, Reckons With Hard Times – Politics Article

OAKLAND, Calif. — When California shut down its economy in March, it became a model for painful but aggressive action to counter the new coronavirus. The implicit trade-off was that a lot of upfront pain would help slow the spread, allowing the state to reopen sooner and more triumphantly than places that failed to act as decisively. But the virus had other plans, and now the state’s economy is in retrenchment mode again. For the nation, this means that an…

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Alabama GOP Leader Says He Wants More COVID-19 Cases In Order To Build ‘Immunity’ – Politics Article

Alabama state Sen. Del Marsh (R), who serves as the Senate’s President Pro Tempore, tried to make the claim on Thursday that the astounding increase in COVID-19 cases rippling across the state is actually a good thing. Alabama reached 2,164 cases in on Thursday, exceeding 2,000 cases for the first time and marking the state’s highest single-day caseload thus far. Yet Marsh told reporters that day that he was “not as concerned” about the staggering caseload, per a video posted…

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