End of Days

Donald Trump’s first seven days in office began by delivering on the worst of his campaign promises, and eventually, on human nature.

The week would end with the White House intentionally removing any mention of the Jews from its Holocaust Remembrance Day statement. On the same day, President Trump signed an executive order which delivered on the campaign promise of a Muslim ban.

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The Net

While President Obama advocated for net neutrality this week, the Republican Party seemingly worked overtime to prove this meme may be accurate.

Republican 2015 Policy

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The Crazies

When speaking with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, journalist and gun owner Tom Brokaw agreed with retired Army Gen. Stan McChrystal that “assault weapons do not belong in a civil society.” Brokaw added: “The response to that was, ‘I have to keep my weapon because the government is going to come and try to take it away from me and I have to be able to fight back when that happens.’ That’s the most far-reaching thing you can possibly imagine.”

It’s easy to see why gun owners like Brokaw are overshadowed in the national debate when you have such circus acts as Alex Jones and James Yeager taking center stage.

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Cliffhanger

There hasn’t been a bigger dick-measuring contest in Washington since the raising of the debt ceiling last year when it comes to the fiscal cliff.

The start of 2013 will see an end of the Bush tax cuts for all incomes, a lapse  in the AMT patch and the beginning of spending cuts under the Budget Control Act of 2011, a combination that many believe could put the nation back into a recession unless action is taken now.

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Same-Sex and the City

Today saw New York’s 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals strike down the ridiculous Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

The ruling came as a result of a case that is one of the many reasons why same-sex marriage should and needs to be legalized on a national level.

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Once Upon a Time in the West

The big news today was the announcement that the jobless rate has fallen below 8% for the first time in 8 years.

The latest jobs report has U.S. unemployment at 7.8%, the lowest rate since January 2009.

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Face/Off

The dust is clearing from the first 2012 presidential debate, which saw Romney playdough himself into a new champion for the poor.  In the meantime, President Obama was clearly still reeling from this season’s finale of Breaking Bad.

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