Third Party & Independents

d.a.n. - You Are The Man !!

Posted by Roy Ellis on May 12, 2019 at 7:10 PM

d.a.n. is, IMO, the best and most accurate, truthful writer on WB. Been so for years. He makes his point and backs it up, most always, with a good reference, most often multiple references. As a software/digital guru he has the smarts and resources to ferret out information from the 'horses mouth', much like Jon Solomon.

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Are Democrats Saying That Executive Privilege is Obstruction of Justice

Posted by AllardK on May 9, 2019 at 6:15 PM

Nancy Pelosi has decided that "goading" is a good verb to use to slowly build up public support - or at least to measure public support - for impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

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Not Singing A Worried Song Here

Posted by Roy Ellis on May 6, 2019 at 8:52 PM

Seems all I do when Spring comes is work, work, and work. No time for politics. However, most of my projects are done at this point.

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The Father Whose Trial is a State Secret in British Columbia

Posted by AllardK on May 1, 2019 at 4:35 PM

There is a very disturbing series of rulings by the Supreme Court of B.C. (British Columbia) regarding a trans teenager and her/his father. I am able to write about this because Watchblog is published in America, whose Constitution provides for freedom of expression, explicitly and forcefully. Up in Canada, these protections are relative and limited, despite the country's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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It's Now 3 Really Old White Guys Who Still Lead the Polls

Posted by AllardK on April 26, 2019 at 12:52 PM

It's just a single poll by Emerson College but it throws up a fascinating metric on how Sanders supporters plan to vote should Bernie be once again denied the Democratic nomination, especially if mass voting by super delegates should prove the deciding factor. According to the poll, 26% of Sanders supporters would vote for Donald J. Trump if their preferred socialist does not win in the Democratic primaries. And if Senator Elizabeth Warren were the eventual winner. Although one could presumably replace Warren with Kamala Harris or Cory Booker, or even perhaps Pete Buttigieg, and obtain a similar result.

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Kamala Harris Bernie Sanders & A Philosophical Free Fall

Posted by AllardK on April 25, 2019 at 4:47 PM

Did you realize that the Boston Marathon Bomber - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving brother - is an oppressed minority? The guy who with his brother killed 3 people near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A savage attack on an event that celebrates the best of our Western tradition with a contest that originated in one of the main sources of our Western tradition, ancient Greece.

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AG Barr & The Never-Ending War on Trump

Posted by AllardK on April 16, 2019 at 4:12 PM

AG Barr is being attacked from multiple fronts for having summarized the Mueller report as not providing sufficient evidence for obstruction of justice charges against President Trump. In both mainstream media and more progressive media he's called another Roy Cohn or just simply Trump's personal lawyer because he used the word "spy" when describing the FBI's surveillance of Carter Page, and perhaps others, back in 2016.

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Congress and the President Run for Re-election - The Administrative State Runs the Country

Posted by AllardK on April 11, 2019 at 6:59 PM

Once again, we have a case study of Trump versus the bureaucracy. This time it has to do with the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, and basically how the chain of succession should happen in a federal agency or department when someone gets fired or retires or leaves their post at the top of the agency.

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Relax - Biden Has Your Back

Posted by AllardK on April 1, 2019 at 9:56 PM

Your swearing-in ceremony as a cabinet secretary should be the highlight of your political career. Maybe you have ambitions to be president and so it's the last stepping stone on your ascent to the pinnacle, but for almost everyone who reaches that far, it's as far as you'll ever get.

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Mueller Report Released To DOJ

Posted by Roy Ellis on March 23, 2019 at 9:04 PM

Mueller's report was released to the DOJ this past Friday pm and probably has been briefed to a few Senators at this time. Such a waste of money and time but that's a speck on a gnats ass as it relates to . . .

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Trump Train Steams Toward 2020

Posted by Roy Ellis on March 18, 2019 at 7:22 PM

It's wonderful to see the President bypassing, going around fake news. He twittered some 21 times on Sunday, if you can believe that. He lambasted 'lo IQ McCain', said the Muller report should never see the light of day as it was a witch hunt, all good stuff for his base.

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Does 'The Handmaid's Tale' Have it Backwards?

Posted by AllardK on March 13, 2019 at 1:56 PM

The Sixth Circuit has ruled that Ohio's law that blocks funding to organizations that perform or promote "non-therapeutic" abortions "does not violate the Constitution because the affiliates do not have a due process right to perform abortions."

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The Federalist Papers : No. 1

Posted by Weary_Willie on March 8, 2019 at 10:55 AM

General Introduction
For the Independent Journal.

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Cohen Hearing - Tlaib's Attack on Meadows & Democracy

Posted by AllardK on February 28, 2019 at 3:28 PM

Between everything that was said and everything that will be said about Michael Cohen's testimony before Congress this Wednesday, there was a key moment in the 2nd half of the testimony around 4:30 in the afternoon, roughly speaking. It involved Michigan rookie Democrat Representative Rashida Tlaib and the GOP's Mark Meadows, with Chairman Cummings in the middle.

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Maintainance May Have Led To Ban

Posted by Weary_Willie on February 26, 2019 at 2:06 PM

If anyone has experienced being banned for no reason, Please! notify to have this misstep corrected.

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