Third Party & Independents

FBI Director Comey Weasels Out For The Administration

Posted by Roy Ellis on September 28, 2016 at 2:57 PM

Today, in a congressional hearing, Comey effectively closed the investigation re Clinton's unclassified email servers. During the last few weeks he was able to give immunity to those most closely involved with the servers and their content.

And, Bernie Sanders is up, telling the minorities not to let them divide us up. Trying to take the education issue over as a Hillary priority issue. Unreal - - -

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Trump and Hillary: the Status Quo Survives

Posted by AllardK on September 27, 2016 at 8:26 PM

Trump hadn't even made his way to the media booths backstage before his performance had been roundly characterized as a big loss by the media. But even as they had to recognize a surprisingly strong opening 20 minutes or so by Trump, especially on trade, and even as more conservative media commented on Lester Holt's targeting of Trump with much tougher follow-up questions in the latter stages, they had a point.

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Obama Bows With The Internet In His Extended Hand

Posted by Weary_Willie on September 24, 2016 at 12:02 AM

Does the internet facilitate Free Speech?

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Scrubbing Clean FBI Training and Procedures

Posted by AllardK on September 21, 2016 at 9:14 PM

It's a little hard to be relieved that Rahami was "scrubbed clean" when he was investigated by the FBI in 2014. As a result of a complaint by his own father. Clearly, Rahami was not clean, and what is key here is the timeline of Rahami's life in the last decade or so.

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Straight From The Keyboard

Posted by Roy Ellis on September 19, 2016 at 3:07 PM

Enforcement staff and officials are being praised all around for their handling of the latest attack. Very good work and very efficient. Kudos to all.

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Hillary Would Love a Presumption of Privacy

Posted by AllardK on September 15, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Matthew Yglesias, with a Y in case you mistake him for Julio or Enrique, laments transparency. And most of all, he laments how out of date legislation is when contemplating emails. Heck, he even laments how out of date, in retrospect, the internet pioneers were. Those pathetic old fogies who invented email and the building blocks of internet protocol, did not see emails as what in fact any millennial knows they are: conversation. Like a phone call. Not like an office memo, with a carbon copy sent to various addresses or desks by an efficient administrative assistant way back in the days when they might be called secretaries.

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Clinton Diagnosed with Pneumonia

Posted by Warren Porter on September 12, 2016 at 11:46 PM

Sunday morning, Hillary Clinton attended a memorial service marking the 15th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Citing the excessive heat, she decided to leave abruptly. Unfortunately, she apparently collapsed right before boarding a van. After spending some time relaxing at Chelsea Clinton's Flatiron apartment, Clinton reemerged and pretended to be perfectly fine. Subsequently, she traveled to her home for some extra rest.

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What Does Julian Assange Really Want?

Posted by AllardK on September 9, 2016 at 6:00 PM

As we approach the fifteen year mark for 9/11, and as the first presidential debates are now a couple of weeks away, it seems more important than ever to answer the question: what exactly is Wikileaks? And what is Julian Assange trying to accomplish?

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Posted by Weary_Willie on September 8, 2016 at 12:14 AM

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And Then There Was One

Posted by Roy Ellis on September 5, 2016 at 9:14 PM

More Hillary bashing.

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Gary Johnson and Bill Weld

Posted by Warren Porter on September 4, 2016 at 7:31 PM

Today, I endorse Gary Johnson and Bill Weld for President and Vice President of the United states. These two men bring a wealth of experience from their tenures as governors of New Mexico and Massachusetts and I am certain that a Johnson-Weld administration will exercise judgement superior to that of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump or Jill Stein.

I know that many of you might be confused why this liberal is supporting a libertarian. It turns out the gap between libertarianism and my own personal brand of liberalism is not that great. I have held the tenets of classical liberalism in high esteem for a long time even though some of the more radical libertarians sometimes present policies I disagree with. Johnson and Weld give me the confidence that they will restore good governance and protect individual liberty without vanishing down the rabbit hole of overly doctrinaire libertarianism.

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Congress Has a Duty to Investigate the Iran Deal

Posted by AllardK on September 2, 2016 at 12:08 PM

Machiavelli, the father and founder of modern political science, was a diplomat. As well as a writer and political philosopher, and yes, a poet and playwright. He lived, needless to say, in dangerous times. Especially for diplomats who had to navigate the treacherous waters of intrigue and conflict between Italian city states and greater powers like France and the Vatican.

It is still being debated centuries later whether Machiavelli's The Prince was a how-to book for evil tyrants. Or a warning from someone who was a staunch republican. Means and ends and the conflicts between them wind their way through his work, like a serpent. Or a shining path to a greater goal.

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Is Hillary Signalling to Moscow?

Posted by AllardK on August 29, 2016 at 5:37 PM

Despite some stealth movement in the polls (slow and steady rather than post-convention bouncy) in favor of Trump, Hillary is still comfortably ahead in most polling averages at this point. And the woman who won't give a press conference is a step closer to perhaps being elected President of the United States of America. Maybe that's why she laughed off questions about her private server on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Rigging The System

Posted by GregB on August 25, 2016 at 2:30 PM

The rumors have been around for decades that the American political system is rigged. Rigged by whom and for what reason is something that keeps the conspiracy theory industry going strong. Presidential candidate Donald Trump mentioned 'rigging' in more than one of his addresses to the public. People began to wonder, if rigging was real and on a scale as massive as voter activity.

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Trump's Best Ammo Against Hillary Clinton

Posted by GregB on August 22, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Just about everyone is waiting for what Trump will fire back at Hillary Clinton during the final months of the presidential race. He's given some tidbits here and there but his advisory staff has a lot of ammo that Clinton is definitely not going to want to face.

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