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Trump Launches Leftist Attack Against DeSantis

Most of Trump’s attack on DeSantis sounded very…Democratic. Accusing Republicans of wanting to cut, or completely eliminate, Medicare and Social Security? That could have come from the Democratic attack machine any time in the last 50 years. In fact, Trump’s attack resembled, in spirit at least, President Joe Biden’s taunting of Republicans at the State of the Union address on Feb. 7, when he accused the GOP of seeking to kill Medicare and Social Security

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The Social Dilemma Transcript – Main Arguments

Using The Social Dilemma Transcript this lesson tries to understand the influences Social Media has on the community and what should we do about it. Updated March 27, 2023

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Modes of Persuasion

Ethos, Pathos & Logos: Aristotle’s Modes of Persuasion The Greeks are good at a lot of stuff. Weddings. Smashing plates. Growing (and marinating) olives. But, unbeknownst to many, they also have a rich history in advertising. Before there was Ogilvy, there was...

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There is no Racism

Source, https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2020/05/08/georgia-murder-arrest-n2568454 I feel so sorry for the family of this young man, apparently a very nice young man at that, but please, can we have a moratorium on calling every single death of anyone of...

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List of Fallacious Arguments

Several of these have names in Latin, but I mostly ignored that and used English. If anyone is bothered by my using "he" everywhere, note that "he" is the person arguing fallaciously. Ad Hominem (Argument To The Man) Affirming The Consequent Amazing Familiarity...

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New Study: 58% of Republicans say Colleges and Universities are Bad for Our Nation

The facts reported in this new study are absolutely the most important facts that have come across my desk in awhile.  The facts I'm talking about come from a new study by the Pew Research: Sharp Partisan Divisions in Views of National Institutions.  Republicans...

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America needs a national dialogue to heal our political battle wounds

More specifically, “In 2016, Pew reported that 45 percent of Republicans and 41 percent of Democrats felt that the other party’s policies posed a threat to the nation.” Democrats and Republicans tended to view people who supported the other party as “exceptionally...

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Donald Trump’s petty speech to NATO was an ugly surprise even to his own team

If this is true, and I believe it is true, it is important. If you support Trump you probably don't believe this true. That it is "fake news!" Right? So there are two questions: 1) Do you believe that Trump's top national security officials were surprised he did not...

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Wisconsin bill that would expel or suspend students who disrupt speakers moves forward

This feeds the narrative that we are moving more to the "Alt-Right." MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Assembly Republicans moved closer to creating tougher penalties for University of Wisconsin student protesters Tuesday, advancing a bill that would suspend or expel students who...

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Religious Lessons from the Handel-Ossoff Campaign

I find this post from a Christian Media Outlet to be very important. I particularly thought the following quote interesting. Political candidates have proven they are able to motive their colleagues to strategize, work, and give to accomplish their goals more than the...

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New Term – Motive Attribution Asymmetry. Add this to “Confirmation Bias,” “Selective Perception,” and “Motivated Reasoning” as Reasons For Our Political Disfunction.

I found a new term, "Political Motive Attribution Asymmetry" that adds to, "Confirmation Bias," "Selective Perception," and "Motivated Reasoning" as the reason our political problems seem to be so intractable.  The term came from a Study called "Motive attribution...

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Healthcare and your Taxes

About 50% of all Americans are on government paid healthcare. This includes Medicare, Medicaid, Politicians, Prisoners, The Armed forces and all government employees. Because we have the most inefficient and most expensive healthcare system among all developed...

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