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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Will deepfake technology move the public's reliance away from social media and obscure websites and back towards news agencies and reporters with the best, long-standing reputations? read more


Sunday, June 09, 2019

The ultimate take down: Comparing Pelosi to a Republicant.


Friday, May 24, 2019

The GOP has launched an operation to dig deep into Biden's political history for video clips that highlight his former and now-rejected views. read more


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The White House says it will refuse all Congressional subpoenas for documents or testimony because they're all unnecessary. It is unnecessary for the legislative branch to investigate the executive branch because the executive branch has already investigated the executive branch. read more


Friday, May 10, 2019

The answer depends upon the purpose for impeaching -- and there are serious risks. The possible consequences must be carefully weighed. read more


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Sniper, you need a few lessons:

No. 1: It takes the votes of 75% of the states to dump the Electoral College by Constitutional amendment, not 2/3 of the states.

No. 2: The Electoral College is no longer working as it was intended. Hamilton explained in Federalist Paper No. 68 that the Electoral College was intended to prevent men like Trump from ever being elected president: Hamilton wrote: "The process of election affords a moral certainty, that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications. Talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity, may alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors in a single State; but it will require other talents, and a different kind of merit, to establish him in the esteem and confidence of the whole Union, or of so considerable a portion of it as would be necessary to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States. It will not be too strong to say, that there will be a constant probability of seeing the station filled by characters pre-eminent for ability and virtue."

No. 3: The Electoral College can be defeated by the way states choose their electors, which, under the Constitution, is entirely up to each state. Currently the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is attempting to use the Constitution to defeat the Electoral College. The NPVIC is an agreement among a group of U.S. states and the District of Columbia to award all their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote in the 50 states and the DC. Currently, it has been adopted by eleven states and the District of Columbia, which together have 172 electoral votes, which is 32.0% of the Electoral College and 63.7% of the votes needed for the compact to go into legal effect.

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