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Democrats on Filling the Supreme Court Vacancy

Remember when: “Democrats used a rare parliamentary move to change the rules so that federal judicial nominees and executive-office appointments can advance to confirmation votes by a simple majority of senators, rather than the 60-vote supermajority that has been the standard for nearly four decades.” Share! Blog this! Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet […]

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Hans Brinker and Hans Brinker

Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates, Preface Preface This little work aims to combine the instructive features of a book of travels with the interest of a domestic tale. Throughout its pages the descriptions of Dutch localities, customs, and general characteristics have been given with scrupulous care. Many of its incidents are drawn from life, […]

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Odds and Ends about Life in Davao

Day I do not know, Davao Diary- various and sundry- My comeuppance after my eat their food post- I am not eating the food.  I don’t know what it is, but something disagrees with me with unpleasant results which I will not detail because it would be foul and disgusting.  I mostly feel okay.  I […]

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Media: I don’t care, and you are the reason why.

Obama sentenced whistleblowers to 31 times the prison time as all previous presidents combined.   The press did not really give that fact much coverage.  Perhaps they were afraid. But I am supposed to be outraged that President Trump called on some other media source before the AP. “All hype and spin.” “Restrictive in every […]

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Religion as a Museum Piece

Filipinos Writing: Philippine Literature From the Regions, edited by Bienvenido Lumbera I am thoroughly enjoying this anthology and most of the editorial commentary and background information. I have checked it out from the school library and will probably have to check it out again. However…. “Missionary and bureaucratic reports during the Spanish period highlighted the […]

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