Extreme Vetting? A Terrifying Thought

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Extreme Vetting by Mike Licht.

Extreme vetting. It has become a euphemism, but what does it really mean? From all of the hype, it sounds as if it steps clearly beyond the bounds of our Constitution. How many trips across these Constitutional boundaries do we allow Trump to go?
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Trump Starts Run, and So Many Troublesome Issues

Trump on White House web.

Trump on White House web.

The Trump Presidency has started, and the ‘troublesome issues’ are multiplying rather than decreasing. Beginning with who had seats on the dais (at least seven Trump donor billionaires)1 and then attended the Capitol luncheon thereafter. Add in an inauguration speech that was almost as divisive as his campaign speeches, and clearly aimed at his base. He then goes to the Liberty Ball and calls his critics “enemies”.

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Globalization, Lost Jobs, Immigration and More

closedLong before one line of NAFTA was written, manufacturing in the United States was dying. Not just factory after factory was shuttered, but entire industries were shipped out of the country, until virtually noting remained. While it is not part of this discussion, as manufacturing left, the strength of unions bled out onto the broken foundations of the dead factory floors. By the 1970’s there was already the movement from an Industrial to Post Industrial society, and the burning question was ‘Could a society that produced nothing survive?’ (Something that is still a viable question) However, the question that was not raised until much later was ‘Can the middle class survive?’

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