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United We Win, Divided We Fail

Democrats of influence (no names need be mentioned) need to stop attacking the progressive wing their own party.  It's happened a number of times in the past few weeks, and it needs to stop immediately.  If there's one obvious lesson to come out of the 2018 midterm election, it's that the Democratic Party is far stronger when it's united than when it's divided. When Hillary Clinton won the 2016 primary election, she gave an inspiring acceptance speech that should have reunified the party.  The problem is, following that speech, her campaign and many of its most avid supporters adopted a different tactic, proceeding to belittle and insult progressive voters rather than work with them.  Instead of incorporating the most sensible...

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Apologizing for America

The New York Times published an article on Sunday claiming that the Bush Administration will be disputing the findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee report (click here to download) condemning the use of torture by the CIA in the years immediately following 9/11.  This is particularly disappointing given that it's become increasingly clear that the United States did, in fact, engage in conduct that constitutes torture. While many Americans are often quick to talk about American exceptionalism, the same individuals generally avoid honest discussions about what's transpired when our nation falls short of the high standards we claim to live by. The problem with such an imbalanced perspective is that a nation that can't admit it's faults can never outgrow such faults. Whereas Mitt Romney repeatedly chastised the American...

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