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Links for 03/09/17

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In the era of fake news, it is always worthwhile to ask oneself if what you are hearing corresponds to reality. So, for example, if President Trump tweets "the moon is made of cheese" we should ask ourselves if it is a plausible claim. Not included in that "we" would be those who work for Breitbart News, especially disgraced former clerics who work for Breitbart News.

Links for 03/08/17

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In the Washington Post, a good comparison of the House GOP health care bill and the Affordable Care Act. It may be too soon to offer a prediction about how this will all play out, but it is more than curious that the rural hospitals already having a hard time keeping their doors open are likely to find that task even harder under the GOP dispensation. I wonder where all those Trump voters will go when they need health care? 

Links for 03/07/17

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Whoever handles the twitter feed for the Diocese of Syracue may have been tweeting put sweet nothings to President Trump this last weekend ("Please pray for wisdom and God's guidance for @POTUS as he implements his 'bold agenda' for America" the tweet read, although it has since been taken down) but the Bishop of Syracuse had some sharper words about the president's agenda as it relates to refugees.

Links for 03/06/17

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Apparently, the Washington Post doesn't put online the graphics that accompany Chris Cillizza's Monday morning edition of "The Fix." Cillizza lists the best things that happened to each of the two parties in the previous weeks, and then, to the right of those entries, lists important numbers that disclose an important political reality.

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