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  1. 20 minutes ago on Baby Trump

    Only 4% or so. (And Neanderthals may well have been more like H. sap than was originally thought.)

  2. about 20 hours ago on Nick Anderson

    A flaming psychopath in the WH is what it is. If he hadn’t been born rich, I’d bet he would be in prison right now, along with the 30+% of diagnosed psychopaths in the prison population.

  3. about 20 hours ago on Robert Ariail

    Frankly, I object to the vast number of polls as well, because why should my decision be based on anyone else’s preferences. But one has to deal with the effects of group think on the human mind, and these polls and the advertising (not all of which is anywhere near benign) do have effects. And therefore, perhaps who we allow to pay for polls and advertising is important (although I think a much more restricted election time frame would be a real boon to all of us).

  4. about 24 hours ago on Tom Toles

    Combined with Arendt’s “On Totalitarianism”.

  5. about 24 hours ago on Tom Stiglich

    Has Stiglich ever given thought to the fact that he is supporting a flaming psychopath in this cartoon? And whatever one may say about any of the Democratic candidates, none of them fit the Hare list for psychopathy.

    https://scitechlab.wordpress.com/tag/psychopathy-checklist-revised/

  6. 1 day ago on Ted Rall

    I’d rather not have had any of what I term the “3 B”s (Bernie, Biden and Bloomberg) running. Too much baggage and too many years on all of them. And I haven’t seen any evidence of good leadership characteristics in any of them as healers, unifiers, and reliable arbitrators, all of which is going to be essential in any recovery from Trump.

  7. 1 day ago on Steve Kelley

    This is now a standard meme from the Right Wing. The memo went out, and the good little Rightie cartoonists are hopping right on it. Maybe if they say it often enough, some idiots will believe it…

  8. 2 days ago on Views of the World

    Every time one of these viruses appears, funding into research starts up, which then fades as the current epidemic fades. Time after time after time. Maybe it would make sense to fund development of a protocol for coronavirus that is usable for various versions? We have something roughly similar with flu vaccines, production of which, I would point out, is geared up about 9 months before the next expected epidemic. Sometimes the vaccine match isn’t perfect for the dominant strain in a given year, but it’s always better than none at all.

  9. 2 days ago on ViewsAsia

    Because of coronavirus, a massive humanitarian crisis is looming. I wonder if Xi will survive it.

  10. 2 days ago on Robert Ariail

    The number of donors does give a rough measure of the level of support. That is why the Bloomberg campaign is worrisome to many of us, as described by Greg Sargent below.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/02/18/bloomberg-rises-democrats-are-stumbling-towards-disaster/