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about the bleeding heart liberal petitions page on facebook

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I HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE ti­tled Bleeding Heart Lib­eral Pe­ti­tions. Most days, I re­ceive a slew of emails with pe­ti­tions for var­ious causes such as saving an en­dan­gered species, urging my rep­re­sen­ta­tives in state and fed­eral gov­ern­ment to vote for or against a par­tic­ular bill, protest an in­jus­tice, etc. [Continue reading]

is there money to be made selling books on the internet?

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THE POPULATION OF THE U.S. is ap­prox­i­mately 330,000,000. Of course, Amazon reaches around the planet, so the po­ten­tial market for just about any­thing you might want to sell is in the bil­lions! If you’re into books and think you might want to dabble a little in buying and selling them to pick up a few bucks, my ad­vice con­sists of two words: “Think again.” [Continue reading]

we might wonder what benefits impeachment is likely to yield

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WE MIGHT WONDER what ben­e­fits im­peach­ment is likely to yield, pon­ders An­drew Bace­vich in “The Real Cover-Up: Putting Donald Trump’s Im­peach­ment in Con­text.” As to the ben­e­fits of im­peach­ment, Bace­vich be­lieves that an­swering that ques­tion “re­quires ex­am­ining four sce­narios that de­scribe the range of pos­si­bil­i­ties awaiting the nation.” [Continue reading]

what should we be doing with the norman lear library?

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NORMAN LEAR IS BACK ON TOP! It started on May 22, 2019, when ABC tele­vi­sion broad­cast “Live In Front Of A Studio Au­di­ence: Norman Lear’s All In The Family And The Jef­fer­sons.” The show con­sisted of live “recre­ations” of two episodes from the orig­inal “All In The Family” and “The Jef­fer­sons” from the 1970s. [Continue reading]

somebody’s gotta take care of them

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MY FORMER BEST BUDDY has taken up a political-social-personal po­si­tion about three feet to the right of Pres­i­dent Trump. Whereas we used to talk al­most daily about music and movies and girls and what the hell re­ally hap­pened on 9/11, our re­la­tion­ship is now ba­si­cally him sending me an oc­ca­sional email that in­sults me in par­tic­ular or lib­erals in general. [Continue reading]