November 19, 2017 | In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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If you believe the latest polls, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will have the best shot at raising his arms in victory at a Twin Cities podium two years from now when Republican Party activists convene for their national convention.

The U.S. Senate on Friday overwhelmingly agreed to authorize construction of a fence along the U.S. border with Mexico, sending to President George W. Bush before the November 7 elections a bill that Republicans hope will showcase their efforts to stop illegal immigration.


Once they were high-profile issues on Capitol Hill's agenda. Now they are not-dones on Congress' to-do lists, left in limbo until after the November elections, if then.


In a scandal guaranteed to anger parents, a prominent House Republican has resigned after the revelation that he exchanged raunchy electronic messages with a teenage boy, a former congressional page.
The evidence continues to mount that Virginia Senator George Allen is both a racist and a liar. Another former football teammate has come out from behind the wall of anonymity and confirmed that Allen used racial slurs in college.

In additions, confirmations have poured in from around the country from those who knew Allen in his college days and on the campaign trail: All say Allen used racial epithets.

The Senator, however, continues to claim he never, ever, used racial slurs and his campaign has tried to smear anyone who confirms that he did.
A Florida Republican Congressman who tried first to lie his way out of a batch of suggestive emails sent to a 16-year-old male Congressional page resigned today rather than face prosecution and an ethics investigation into his conduct.
I arrived in Washington on March 1, 1981 on what I thought then would be a two-year sabbatical from journalism. I wanted to spend a couple of years learning government and the political system from the inside. Such knowledge, I thought, would help me become a better journalist.

At least that was the plan.
The Bush administration is concealing the level of violence against U.S. troops in Iraq and the situation there is growing worse despite White House and Pentagon claims of progress, journalist Bob Woodward said in advance of a new book.

Lots of debate; no solutions


If there is one likely outcome of the November elections, it is that they won't give us new answers for our dilemma in Iraq.

It’s the gas prices, stupid


Amidst all the election season Sturm und Drang about who is responsible for the failure to eliminate Osama bin Laden and the continuing sectarian violence in Iraq, one salient fact is emerging: Americans are more likely to consider gas prices when they enter the polling booth this November.