Category: Blues

Blue State Blues: Donald Trump Is Defending the First Amendment; Joe Biden Is Attacking It
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Blue State Blues: Donald Trump Is Defending the First Amendment; Joe Biden Is Attacking It

President Donald Trump’s executive order on Thursday cracking down on social media censorship stirred protests from the usual quarters. Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed that Trump’s order is “an extreme abuse of power” and “demonstrates a complete misunderstanding of the role and function of the federal government.” The opposite is true. Trump’s executive order…

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Blue State Blues: Rabbi Akiva’s Lessons for Passover in the Pandemic
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Blue State Blues: Rabbi Akiva’s Lessons for Passover in the Pandemic

Rabbi Eli Stefansky, who leads a worldwide daily lesson in Talmud, observed Wednesday that this year marks the first time in history that Passover has been celebrated in discrete families — save for the very first Passover, in Egypt, in the Exodus. The subtle implication: just as that generation endured a night of peril in…

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Blue State Blues: Michelle Obama Cannot Save the Democrats
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Blue State Blues: Michelle Obama Cannot Save the Democrats

The whispers have been going ’round for a while, but on Wednesday night they burst into the open, after the second debate: Democrats are worried none of their candidates can defeat Donald Trump. “Is it possible that the Democrats have an overflow of talent but no one who’s precisely right?” wrote Frank Bruni of the…

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Kentucky Blues: House’s Outsourcing Bill Threatens McConnell’s Home State, Senate Majority
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Kentucky Blues: House’s Outsourcing Bill Threatens McConnell’s Home State, Senate Majority

House Republicans have created a political headache for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he tries to keep GOP control of the Senate. On Wednesday, House Republicans allowed the Democrats to pass an outsourcing bill which dangles citizenship in front of hundreds of thousands of Indian graduates if they take more jobs from American graduates.…

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