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  1. If you need proof, your faith is hollow
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    Ranking the Potential Democratic Candidates

    No, it's really not. There are many age specific problems that don't affect people in their 40's and 50's, regardless of era. Nobody worried that FDR was senile or that Lincoln would break a hip from osteoporosis. People in their 70's and older are far more prone to cognition problems than those in their 50's.
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    Forum Amendments for Article 2

    You want to run the country as an anarcho-syndicate?
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    Forum Amendments for Article 2

    Yeah, what we really need is out own Reign of Terror followed in short order by an imperial dictatorship.
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    Forum Amendments for Article 2

    I like the automatic confirmation, but 90 days is too short
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    Ranking the Potential Democratic Candidates

    I know he can get the job, but can he do the job?
  7. It was never actually required to have two spaces, but it was easier to read with it. Typewriters use the same amount of space for each character. That can make for odd looking spacing. Putting two spaces after a sentence relieves some of the weirdness.
  8. I'm old and learned to type on a typewriter. It was standard to put two spaces at the end of a sentence on those devices and the habit is hard to kick.
  9. Where were we, oh yes, you can't really judge a president's legacy until long after they're out of office. Realistically, you can't be completely objective about it until everyone who voted in their elections is dead.
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    Forum Amendments to Article 1

    Note that our current Constitution does not prohibit voting by non-citizens.
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    Who Should Democrats Run in 2020?

    There are a lot of people heavily invested in the current power structure. That will make it difficult to make major changes.
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    Blatant violation of the 8th amendment

    It's cruel and unusual punishments, along with excessive bail and fines, that the 8th amendment prohibits. Excessive punishments are not prohibited by this amendment.
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    Ranking the Potential Democratic Candidates

    Biden is nearly as old as Sanders. Warren will be in her 70's in 2020. The Dems need to get as far away from Boomers (and older) as they can.
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    What's with all the kooks running for office this year?

    I'd guess it's far more difficult to maintain a non-partisan system in a larger, more advanced country. It's likely impossible in one that values freedom of speech and assembly.
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    Ranking George Washington

    Yeah, John Adams would have been on the ballot. Not sure how voting for one of the Jay Treaty's staunchest supporters would have signaled dissatisfaction with it.
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    What's with all the kooks running for office this year?

    Not a good reason. It was abandoned to get George McGovern nominated. The Democrats could have avoided another 1968-style debacle in a number of ways other than the one designed and recommended by the guy who benefited most from it in the next election.
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    Ranking George Washington

    If Washington had run again in 1796 he would have won unanimously again. No one was going to run against him.
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    Under the cover news story

    The latest proof that right-wingers will listen to anybody, regardless of qualifications
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    Anthony Kennedy Resigns

    The dirty secret that politicians try to hide is that most of what they do is irrelevant. Politics just isn't that important. Take this Mexican border stuff. America has been debating what to do down there for as long as it's been the border, and will still be doing so long after we're all dead and buried. It runs in cycles, sometimes more lenient other times more strict. What the Trump nativists say today is indistinguishable from Know Nothing Party rhetoric of the 1850's.
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    Anthony Kennedy Resigns

    I'm generally willing to let people choose their own labels. I doubt many people are unclear on what this one entails.
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    Anthony Kennedy Resigns

    Second option is to press and hold the power button and eject button at the same time. On many models that forces an ejection. Third option is get a screwdriver and open the thing up.
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    Anthony Kennedy Resigns

    While most people are pro-choice, the pro-lifers are more apt to be single issue voters.
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    Anthony Kennedy Resigns

    Unplug the VCR, wait a few minutes, then plug it back in, turn it on, and try to eject again.
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    Anthony Kennedy Resigns

    Kennedy's retirement is the best thing that could have happened to the Republicans for the mid-terms. They should let the Democrats drag the process out so that the right-to-lifers will be motivated to go to the polls in November.
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    Anthony Kennedy Resigns

    I agree with the court's decision. Going the other way would mean some poor sign maker would be obligated to make "God Hates..." stuff for the Westboro loonies. All true Christian beliefs and principles spring from Christ. Hence the name. Or, as it says in Hebrews "Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God".
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