Editor’s note: We are running an ongoing series on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project—A.R.T. for short. It was the brainchild of a Republican administration and was meant to be the Mayor’s legacy. In fact, it was a disaster, and a refutation of the myth of Republican fiscal responsibility. This week we look at how the…

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So I read, in the papers and on the web, that even the Koch Brothers (or, the ones who are well enough to participate) have come to the end of their patience with the Trumpster. They have begun to criticize him. They have directed their networks to work against him. They have even said that…

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Editor’s note: we are running a series on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit System (A.R.T. for short). This was a disastrous attempt on the part of the Republican Mayor to create a “bus rapid transit” line in the city. The city’s residents were supportive of the an investment in improved mass transit, until they discovered that…

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If you’re anything like us, you’ve wondered how anyone…anyone at all!…could continue to support Trump given all the evidence of just what a scam artist he really is. Well, unfortunately, here’s a bit of explanation. Remember “Reverend” Jim Bakker? The televangelist who was Tammy Faye’s other half? And who was accused of raping his secretary…

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…The Bell Tolls for Thee By Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant     Reverend Irene Monroe is an African-American lesbian feminist minister, and in wide demand as a motivational speaker, preacher and writer. She has the credentials for being a liberal, both socially and religiously. Rev. Monroe states that “the uptick of dystopian novels is one…

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There is an extremely interesting article over on Politico this week, Never Trumpers Will Want to Read This History Lesson by Joshua Zeitz. In it, Zeitz argues that Never-Trumpers, the honorable Republicans who find themselves walking away from the GOP rather than give aid and comfort to the criminal organization it has become, may be…

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By Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant How does a young girl facing the ravages of a broken home, whose estranged father committed suicide, leaving her mother and the girl completely impoverished? With the mother driven to alcoholism, the girl was then consigned to various caregivers and subjected to sexual abuse from age six to thirteen. The…

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As always, with Trump in the White House, and a corrupt GOP running Congress, there’s no shortage of interesting and/or chilling stories to read on the web. This week we’re watching: There’s a scary piece over on the BBC website, Why local US newspapers are sounding the alarm by Taylor Kate Brown. Local papers are…

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The perfect is the enemy of the good. ~ Old Italian aphorism             Democrats have a small chance to become the Senate majority party after the November 6 elections. The Senate balance is currently 51/49 (Republican/Democrat, including two Independents, who caucus Democratic). So, we badly need to win at least two GOP seats, without any…

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So, I’m looking right now at an article on the Washington Post website, Breaking from GOP orthodoxy, Trump increasingly deciding winners and losers in the economy by Steven Mufson and David J. Lynch. In it, the two writers make the interesting point that Conservatism (at least as that complicated word is defined in the United…

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