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At Europe’s New Migration Frontline, Opinion Is Divided on How to Stop the Crisis

After months of reports of people perishing on the Mediterranean, the discovery of a an abandoned truck in Austria, crammed with the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants crossing from Hungary, has shocked Europe and highlighted a new frontier in the continent’s migration crisis. As of August 25, some 133,000 people have applied for asylum in [...]Show More Summary

Anchor Baby

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Walker Walks back statement leaving open idea of U.S. Canada border wall amid Canadian and political fallout

Well, that didn’t take long. In the traditional pattern of American politics, a politician who (you’d think) should know better gives an answer that he really means that gets him hot water or that he doesn’t mean that gets him in hot water. Then, a day later, he a)distances himself from it once it becomes [...]Show More Summary

SciFi Weekend: Hannibal Finale; Defiance; Mr Robot; Humans; Agents of SHIELD; Outlander and Game of Thrones Spoilers; Galaxy Guest; Russel T Davies Doing Shakespeare; Olive Sacks Dies At 82

The Wrath of the Lamb, the series finale for Hannibal on NBC, contained a lot of material to provide a satisfactory ending should this be the last we see of these versions of the Hannibal Lecter characters. First there was the dramatic sequence in which Francis Dolarhyde pretended to kill himself, which certainly would have [...]Show More Summary

Ohio’s Congressmen Need A Whaaambulance

Native Alaskans are getting back that which was taken from them, and Ohio’s congressmen are howling about it. The citizens of Alaska in general and the natives of Alaska in particular have finally received the justice long denied them. President Barack Obama is undoing the ethnic insult that took place when Alaska’s Mount Denali had [...]Show More Summary

The Next War: The War on Names

Denali On Sunday, the eve of his historic trip to Alaska and the Arctic, President Barack Obama announced that his administration would rename North America’s tallest mountain Mount McKinley as “Denali.” The original name of our highest peak, Denali, is a name given it by the Alaskan native people which stands for “the high one” [...]Show More Summary

Why moderates are needed in Congress

Moderates are a vanishing breed on the edge of extinction in Congress. Moderates face electoral challenges not only from the opposing party but from within their own party as well. What have they done to incur the wrath of those inside their parties? They made the choice to cross party lines from time to time [...]Show More Summary

How NOT To Be Hired

A résumé is supposed to help one get a job. Some job applicants act as if the opposite were true. Ready to LOL? One job applicant decided to literally LOL, as cited in the Forbes article “The Most Outlandish Resume Mistakes of 2012“. Unless you’re applying for a job at a pizzeria, your résumé objective [...] The post How NOT To Be Hired appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Iran and the case for realism

WASHINGTON — Foreign policy debates rarely get away from being reflections of domestic political conflicts, but they are also usually based on unstated assumptions and unacknowledged theories. That’s true of the struggle over the Iran nuclear agreement, even if raw politics is playing an exceptionally large role. There are many indications that Republican Sens. Jeff [...]Show More Summary

Politix Update: The Virulent Cancer That’s Eating Away At The Body Politic

DR. FRANK LUNTZ EXPLAINS HOW TRUMPOSIS SPREADS FROM A SINGLE CELL Scientists discover a new form of cancer. After further research, they conclude that it attacks a wide cross section of adult Americans. The cancer is highly virulent and threatens the body politic as it metasticizes. It is dubbed acute trumpoma carcinoma, or Trumposis for [...]Show More Summary

Scott Walker: Building a wall at the Canadian border might be “a legitimate” idea

Can someone truly, kindly explain what’s going in the Republican Party? If some of these candidates get in power and do what they’re talking about, far from having a “conservative” government, it’s increasingly clear we’d have a radical government. Donald Trump’s signature suggestion is to build a wall at the U.S. Mexico border. Now his [...]Show More Summary

Cartoon: Trump the Great

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Iowa Poll: Ben Carson is catching up to Donald Trump

Is another Republican wannabe for the 2016 Oval Office race finally catching up to frontrunner Donald Trump? At least in one poll someone is — and his name is Dr. Ben Carson: Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has emerged as a leading Republican presidential candidate in Iowa and is closing in on frontrunner Donald Trump in [...]Show More Summary

Canada: Federal scientist put on leave over video anti-Harper protest song (Video of song)

Canada: Federal scientist put on leave over video anti-Harper protest song by Ingrid Gadsden A “protest song” written and performed by a scientist with Environment Canada who has now been put on administrative leave with pay, pending an investigation for creating a politically charged protest song about ousting Conservative Leader Stephen Harper. Harper has made [...]Show More Summary

Sanders and O’Malley Attack Democratic Leadership For System Rigged To Help Clinton

Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley both criticized the Democratic National Committee for rules which show favoritism towards Hillary Clinton, with Sanders pointing out that this is the type of policy which has led to past loses by the Democratic Party. “I do,” Sanders reportedly responded when asked Friday whether he agrees with former Maryland Gov. [...]Show More Summary

Industrial Arts II

I grew up in an upper middle class neighborhood in NW Portland, Oregon.  There was an industrial area less than a mile from my home.  I attempted to document this in the early 70s.  It’s mostly gone now and has been replaced with apartments  and condos for the flood of millennials that have come to [...] The post Industrial Arts II appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Gov. Christie: Stamp Them, Track Them, Catch Them, Ship ‘Em Out

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who is lagging badly in the GOP presidential opinion polls, has come up with a neat way to both raise his standing among Republicans and to combat illegal immigration, especially by those pesky foreigners who overstay their visas. According to the New York Times, Christie would create a system [...]Show More Summary

“Cops’ lives matter, too, so why don’t we drop the qualifier and say lives matter?”

“Authorities have charged a 30-year-old suspect for capital murder following the killing of a veteran sheriff in Houston Friday. Goforth, 47, was pumping gas Friday night when the gunman approached him from behind and fired multipleShow More Summary

Clinton, Sanders and Iowa: ‘This Feels Like 2008 All Over Again’

From the moment Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton entered the race in April, she widely was considered the party’s presumptive nominee. Now, for the first time since she began campaigning earlier this year, that position may be in jeopardy. A Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll released Saturday indicated Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders polling at 30 [...]Show More Summary

Sanders Closing In On Clinton In Iowa And Other Weekend Political News

Bernie Sanders has pulled within seven points of Hillary Clinton in the latest Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll with Clinton falling below fifty percent for the first time, reminiscent of her fall in 2008. Both Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley were critical of the decision of the Democratic National Committee to allow only six [...]Show More Summary

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