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  1. 5 days ago on Scott Stantis

    Leave it to Stantis to be ignorant of the fact that the UK has always spent well above the NATO threshold on defense & that France increased their military budget from 1.8% of GDP to 2%, already. Most of the countries that are still below the threshold are tiny (Luxembourg, Belgium) or have budget woes that make a big increase impossible (Italy, Spain). The single big exception, is Germany. Maybe Stantis forgets why there’s a long standing preference against Germany becoming a military juggernaut, again.

  2. 5 days ago on Scott Stantis
    is pretty much the Bush Doctrine of justifying military intervention to deal with an imminent threat. Whatever one thinks of it in theory, it’s been horribly abused in practice.is a good question. The US undeniably bears a burden of being the ’World’s Policeman’, but I hesitate to think what the world will look like, if we abdicate the job. It’s also undeniable that American business gains advantages through our military hegemony. The evidence suggests that we get back more than we spend, when this is taken into account.
  3. 5 days ago on Bloom County 2018

    Next time, try “Google Gadot”… ;^P

  4. 5 days ago on Steve Kelley

    The Republicans passed a tax cut that gives a huge amount of money to the top .1%, who are the folks we’re really talking about here. The cost is massive debt, which will be passed to future generations. That seems to be something Republicans only care about when a Democrat is in office, or the money is being used to shore up the social safety nets & keep millions of Americans from sliding into poverty.

    Asking our NATO allies to honor their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on their own defense isn’t controversial. Heck, Obama did it, too. Suggesting the NATO alliance isn’t in our best interest is reckless at best. Russia is hostile to our interests & wants to undermine the institutions that prevent us from becoming a corrupt, autocratic oligarchy. Supporting that is basically treason.

  5. 5 days ago on Steve Kelley

    Which, also illustrates exactly why the flat taxers are as deluded as the flat earthers…

    A flat tax would fall most heavily on people who work, but are at the bottom of the middle class. I hear acknowledging that as a Republican, now makes you a “cosmopolitan conservative”.

  6. 5 days ago on Steve Kelley

    I’m more concerned with the poor (and, usually minority) motorist who gets pulled over & receives that $600 ticket. When she’s unable to scrape up $600 in time, she winds up having her car seized & goes to jail because she can’t pay the bail.

  7. 8 days ago on Bloom County 2018

    Failed anatomy, I see. There are women who have more heat on their fastball than Tim Wakefield ever did.

  8. 8 days ago on Steve Breen

    “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice”

    Reap what you sow, GOP. Telling Democrats they shouldn’t do everything in their (admittedly small) power to block Kavanaugh until after the election is entirely justified by McConnell’s own logic.

  9. 8 days ago on Phil Hands

    The GOP is trying to turn ‘Abolish ICE’ into wanting open borders, which is not what Pcan is saying. He is calling for reforms that will prevent children from being taken from their parents for the “crime” of fleeing violence.

    Fact: ICE is not responsible for protecting the border.

    Fact: ICE is a fairly new agency in our government.

    Fact: The very phrase ‘open borders’ was concocted by racists who are desperately trying to preserve a white majority in the US.

  10. 8 days ago on Jerry Holbert

    Yeah, I don’t think Ben Brafman is going to feel any more tainted than he already is. His career is representing the scum of the earth.