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http://www.politico.com/story/2011/04/c ... gop-053053

thinkprogress is allied with the democrat party
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robertk wrote:http://www.politico.com/story/2011/04/c ... gop-053053

thinkprogress is allied with the democrat party
In their own words:
https://thinkprogress.org/about
ThinkProgress is a news site dedicated to providing our readers with rigorous reporting and analysis from a progressive perspective. Founded in 2005, ThinkProgress is an editorially independent project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Over the past decade, the site has evolved from a small rapid response blog to a newsroom of reporters and editors covering the intersections between politics, policy, culture, and social justice. Our policies can be found here: https://thinkprogress.org/bb7ccd78689c
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robertk wrote:http://www.politico.com/story/2011/04/c ... gop-053053

thinkprogress is allied with the democrat party
Leftish, especially when compared to Fox :tongue: and other :quote: mainstream :quote: media outlets but by no means merely a mouthpiece for the Dems.

I've always advocated reading work from a spectrum of professional media organisations to avoid getting locked into too narrow a view of people or events. In the US I think you would almost have to include Think Progress to include anything that was even slightly left of centre. Can anyone suggest others?

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Found these two articles at yahoo finance news and thought that together they make a good statement:

The richest people on the planet just got even richer, but one country was an all-star
(spoiler alert: that one country is the usa)
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/americ ... yptr=yahoo

and

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says no to tax hike on wealthy
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/treasury ... 19645.html

No need to comment on this as I think the meaning is clear.
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Sanders is doing an excellent job at overcoming liars with truth.
He just went turn up the heat on McConnel in his home state

Here is one of his terrific new videos

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 9124187907
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Trump turns Boy Scouts event into political rally

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Is this a Scouting rally or the Hitler Youth?

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Not sure it came across as that calculating. A lot of it seemed to be the ramblings of someone either out of their depth or in the beginning stages of dementia.
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Alexander____ wrote:Not sure it came across as that calculating. A lot of it seemed to be the ramblings of someone either out of their depth or in the beginning stages of dementia.
The Boy Scouts are an important American institution, and Trump dishonored their legacy with the speech he gave. It was not supposed to be a political speech.
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In terms of comparing Trump to Hitler, the number of civilian deaths in Iraq has skyrocketed since he became president, and he promised to kill the entire families of suspected terrorists.

On his Twitter page, he's repeatedly re-tweeted the posts of confirmed neo-Nazis. In terms of his domestic policy, he seeks to oppress minorities, much like Hitler did.
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I'm no Trump fan, but any Hitler or Nazi comparisons are absurd and merely detract from any kind of serious political discussion or criticism of Trump's ridiculous approach.
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Alexander____ wrote:I'm no Trump fan, but any Hitler or Nazi comparisons are absurd...
Santi253 wrote:...the number of civilian deaths in Iraq has skyrocketed since he became president, and he promised to kill the entire families of suspected terrorists.

On his Twitter page, he's repeatedly re-tweeted the posts of confirmed neo-Nazis. In terms of his domestic policy, he seeks to oppress minorities, much like Hitler did.
The only difference between Trump and Hitler, so far, is a matter of scale or degree.
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Please keep in mind that I am not trying to be glib. We have a dangerous sociopath as president of the United States, and the whole world is watching.
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Unless we see all political opponents put in labor camps or executed, comparisons of Trump with Hitler or Hillary with Stalin are really out of place. You need at least some assasinations of political opponents, journalist put in jail, cleansing of public institutions of people that don't support him, etc. - like in the case of Erdogan or Putin - to start drawing any meaningful similarities with nazist or communist.
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Circle5 wrote:Unless we see all political opponents put in labor camps or executed, comparisons of Trump with Hitler or Hillary with Stalin are really out of place. You need at least some assasinations of political opponents, journalist put in jail, cleansing of public institutions of people that don't support him, etc. - like in the case of Erdogan or Putin - to start drawing any meaningful similarities with nazist or communist.
Thank you for bringing common sense into this thread. The leftist hyperbole is out of control. I can't believe the fever pitch reactions people have to Trump over literally nothing and likening it to a rally at Nuremberg or some other such nonsense. People seriously need to get a grip.
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