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Pack the Union: A Proposal to
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Posted By: StormCnter, 1/12/2020 4:27:48 AM

For most of the twenty-first century, the world’s oldest surviving democracy has been led by a chief executive who received fewer votes than his opponent in an election for the position. The first of these executives started a war based on false pretenses that killed hundreds of thousands of civilians. The second — a serial abuser of women who hired as his campaign manager a lobbyist for violent dictatorships - authorized an immigration policy that forcibly separated migrant children from their families and indefinitely detained them in facilities described as “concentration camps.” Democracy, as they say, is messy.

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If you haven't already decided the Constitution is under siege, this may convince you.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Linda in Seattle 1/12/2020 4:54:00 AM (No. 285969)
This is an example of why Harvard no longer deserves its reputation as arguably the "gold standard" when it comes to law schools. This is the university that the unwashed masses are supposed to accept any graduate as being so much smarter and so much more qualified to make decisions as to how those unwashed masses should live their lives. It's time we, the unwashed masses, tell the self-appointed elitists who have graduated from such "lofty" institutions, "No thanks. I'll do my own thinking and run my own life."
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Reply 2 - Posted by: cvarga 1/12/2020 5:43:27 AM (No. 285977)
Donald Trump won the Presidency because he won more counties in more states than did Hillary Clinton. The Electoral College did it's job. Hillary may have had more votes, but her majorities were confined to small geographic areas. The problem that these intellectual snobs ignore along with their equally whiny allies in the Press is that you cannot run a candidate for President on a platform of "It's her turn" that smugly assumes that the masses will fall in line all the while ignoring the fact she was the worst possible candidate they could nominate. That Donald Trump beat all of the Establishment Republican candidates to win the nomination should have been a wake-up call that people were fed up with business as usual in Washington. Clinton lost for just that reason and these nabobs of higher education along with their East and West coast centered media mouthpieces have been ripping apart the Constitution in a bid to justify their loss as somehow unconstitutional. Yet these hypocrites wrap themselves in that same Constitution as they try to nullify the 2016 election by using it to somehow restore what they seem to feel is their right; to govern the masses from the top down without any dissent from those citizens who occupy what is called flyover country.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jhpeters2 1/12/2020 5:56:04 AM (No. 285981)
Fatuous, vacuous and easily shredded arguments by "Our Elites" in Harvard. The Constitution is standing in the way of leftists, communists, fascists and authoritarians who wish to utterly consolidate power and remove representation from the citizens of the US. Remember: This is the only article 0bama would have had a theoretically reasonable shot at writing when he was the ceremonial head of the Harvard Law Review, but history shows us that he never wrote ANYTHING. Oh, and in 0bama's mind he considered himself a constitutional scholar, just in case the MSM indoctrination tactics you were subjected to have worn off. Truly pathetic logic and reasoning by the indoctrinated at Harvard.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: BooKhakiBoo 1/12/2020 6:11:48 AM (No. 285988)
They should call it "Harvard Abuse of Process School" - finding a way to game the system to gain power, not justice, is what gets you published and promoted.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: F15 Gork 1/12/2020 6:29:06 AM (No. 285998)
If you wonder how our government got so screwed up, look no further than Harvard.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DW626 1/12/2020 6:32:31 AM (No. 286004)
“oldest surviving democracy”? We’re a representative constitutional republic, not a democracy. Should not Harvard university know this?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: franq 1/12/2020 6:37:30 AM (No. 286008)
Just more suggested rule changing and goalpost moving by some elite Communist. Look up from your cell phones, people. The train is bearing down.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: George R. 1/12/2020 6:37:31 AM (No. 286010)
To despise America so much as to be able to write such a paper is a shame. One has to feel sorry for anyone with such animosity for their birth place. The tortured logic of relativism is always false. Someone needs to remind John Roberts of that as well.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: 4Justice 1/12/2020 6:40:03 AM (No. 286012)
I couldn't read the whole thing....But from what I could read before throwing up, this is the Cliff Notes version: 1. Orange man bad and he is responsible for things that were in place before he took office. 2. The U.S. is UNFAIR and corrupt because the left didn't get it's way but we can make it more fair by creating many more leftist Democrats and stacking the odds in favor of us by getting rid of our Founders' protections against abuses, corruption and mob rule. It's not fair that every state has equal voice because we are trying to destroy the United States and make it the Single State of America. It will only be fair and right if we are one giant government entity where the left is the majority and majority rules. Then, we the left can do whatever we
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Aud 1/12/2020 6:41:50 AM (No. 286015)
Madness.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: BarryNo 1/12/2020 6:46:14 AM (No. 286020)
Liberals atecof the perception that reality revolves around their point of perception. Each one of them is god, and we are all mental constructions designed to help keep themselves entertained. To this Moron, this IS a democracy, because he declared it so. And it is not what you know it's who you know, that is important. That's why they give degrees these days for cash, or political access, and hire people till take their tests.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 1/12/2020 6:58:54 AM (No. 286029)
Exactly, #6! FTA: "Recent events have highlighted some of the ways in which federal elections in the United States are profoundly undemocratic and, thus, profoundly unfair." Well, duh, we're not a democracy. This article was evidently penned by the law school STUDENTS; apparently, they are not familiar with a democratic constitutional republic!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 1/12/2020 7:07:55 AM (No. 286036)
It appears that the HLR is trying to fill the space vacated by the late Harvard Lampoon. Not surprising when you consider its past leadership.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DARling 1/12/2020 7:15:06 AM (No. 286047)
California, New York and Illinois, along with other large liberal states, are rewarded with extra electoral votes commensurate with their larger populations. If elite universities are teaching that it is unfair for a candidate to receive more votes and still lose a national election then the shine has dulled from what used to be a superior education.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Strike3 1/12/2020 7:23:28 AM (No. 286053)
The name Harvard used to be synonymous with intelligence. Sadly, that is no longer the case. Whether it is due to their heavy reliance on diversity or simply their candle-like ability to attract liberals like so many fluttering moths, they have lost most of their former credibility. When you can not even sign your own name to a piece of writing but must use the anonymous "staff" you are a liar, a hypocrite or you are ashamed of what you have written. Presidents Bush and Trump have been singled out as incompetent in the hit piece but the Great and Glorious Lightbringer, the worst president in history, is not even mentioned when in truth he was the worst mistake the American voters have ever made.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: tom7 1/12/2020 7:27:10 AM (No. 286057)
A better plan would be to sprinkle more fairy dust.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bubby 1/12/2020 7:32:06 AM (No. 286063)
This piece of garbage is from the Harvard Law Review no less. Who thinks of such thoughts? The entire article needs to be read to understand the radicalism of law students and professors at Harvard! Should be renamed Lawfare Review! One of the greatest forces for evil in today’s colleges can be found at the Ivy League colleges like Harvard. They produce graduates like obama, one world gov. loving, self-centered, self-important, self-righteous, America hating, white hating, Founder hating progressives by the boatload. Further these Ivy League graduates have infiltrated every aspect of our lives. They can be found throughout our Governments, Federal, State and local. They are lawyers in the extremely corrupt DOJ. They are activist judges throughout the judicial system. They are “fundamentally changing” America from within. If I had my way I shut them all down except for their medical schools and start over. Strip them of all their wacko leftist professors and massive endowment funds. In my dreams I have such thoughts!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Chabis 1/12/2020 7:33:48 AM (No. 286066)
To me it is funny how they undo their own mask in the very first paragraph. They just can't help that because their bubble is so completely opaque.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lazyman 1/12/2020 7:33:52 AM (No. 286067)
0 wrote his first article for the fundamental change?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Frenesi1 1/12/2020 7:36:18 AM (No. 286072)
Let's give DC back to Maryland so we don't have to listen to the nonsense of how they should be their own state. Then let's allow California to break into 2 or 3 states so the more conservative people can have a voice. Then we will do the same for Washington and Oregon. Let's just dump the coastal areas...give them back to Mexico but put up a border wall. Wall off New York since they are allowing foreign interference in our elections by signing up illegals to vote.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Jethro bo 1/12/2020 7:39:53 AM (No. 286075)
Long article that essentially advocates mob rule.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: natpock1 1/12/2020 7:49:01 AM (No. 286087)
This is proof the elite want to destroy this country. This is a federal Government, or was, Sharing power between an central Government limited in what it could do, with the States who gave up power to create 1 nation. The states, not the people, are supposed to be represented in the Senate to ensure the Central Government was limited. The Electoral College is an extension of this giving the smaller states a slightly large say in the selection of our Executive, the founders understood we could not leave this decision up to the masses as they are self interested looking out for themselves, not the greater good. The electoral College works, the only reason that the presidents chosen over the popular vote in the Electoral college was a protection from large states California, NY where without the popular vote Bush, Trump have majorities in the nation. If we did what this elitist jerk wants, Out effective, successful experiment is over.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Newtsche 1/12/2020 8:40:01 AM (No. 286133)
How ambitious. Like others, I had to quit midstream but not before this -- "..today the federal government is intimately involved with individual lives in a way that would have been unimaginable to those in the Founding era." There's the rub, asshats.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 1/12/2020 8:40:39 AM (No. 286136)
After two paragraphs, I had had enough. The Electoral College saved us from the Big Dolt, Algore, and the drunken, corrupt hag. If you want honest elections, clean out the voter rolls and make voter ID the law of the land. Bush was lied to about WMD's, and there were TWO Congressional votes taken before declaring war in Iraq! Remember? Also, remember 9-11? Then there's the “serial abuser of women”. I guess this POS writer didn’t have a problem with Bill Clinton; I’ll bet the author of this screed is under the age of 25.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: volksford 1/12/2020 8:57:26 AM (No. 286161)
Well what do you expect from a bunch of twits that once had Obongo has the head honcho ?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: jacksin5 1/12/2020 9:01:17 AM (No. 286168)
Obama was considered a "Constitutional Scholar" by the MSM and served as an editor on the Harvard Law Review. Tells me all I need to know about this once prestigious institution.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Ebenezer 1/12/2020 9:08:36 AM (No. 286178)
uh, dear Harvard Law Review, didn't your beloved Saint Hillary of Moonbattia vote in favor of the Iraq War?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: walcb 1/12/2020 9:23:38 AM (No. 286196)
Yes, a very long read that can be easily answered, as #6 so briefly did. We are not a democracy. The government was set up so that all of the states in this Union would have a fair representation. This was the best they could come up with, I think it is fine. As to the unrepresented territories, turn them loose, they are a drag on the country anyway.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: The Kansas Cowboy 1/12/2020 9:29:46 AM (No. 286203)
So let me get this straight. The anti-electoral college brain eacks want some born an bread New York City politician telling a Kansas Farmer how much wheat he must plant and how many acres he can plant. Or a corn grower in Indiana needs someone to tell him how to run his business. Same thing with a rancher or a hog farmer. Or a tomato grower or a potato grower in Idaho needs left wing politicos telling them how to produce potatoes. In fly over country we have the Greatest food and energy producers in the world. Giving 6 or 7 large cities power over these producers is asinine. The Democratic Socialists want to control our presidential elections, and the next thing to go will be the Senate and this country will wind up being a Socialist "democracy" that will tear this country apart. Here's a better idea. Let these large cities leave the union and form their own countries. Then they can run any kind of Socialist or Communist government they want.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: hotcorner 1/12/2020 9:34:15 AM (No. 286207)
It is clear that voter fraud gave Hillary the greater popular vote and that the fraud may be much greater in 2020 meaning the Trump Campaign will have to work twice as hard.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: hotcorner 1/12/2020 9:35:50 AM (No. 286210)
I am 70. In every business meeting I had in my career, the most unimpressive and the least productive were the Harvard grads.They ride on their status.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Avanti1 1/12/2020 9:40:27 AM (No. 286220)
Typical liberal approach; if you cannot win playing by the rules, change the rules so you can.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: JackBurton 1/12/2020 9:45:19 AM (No. 286228)
When the article cites a 'serial abuser of women' and it isn't Bill Clinton... ...I stop reading. I leave it to the rest of you... Is there ANYthing in this article worth the time?
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Reply 34 - Posted by: valinva 1/12/2020 10:00:10 AM (No. 286246)
Note to Harvard, the pledge of allegiance contains the phrase " and to the Republic for which it stands". I does not contain the phrase and to the democracy for which it stands.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: wakeupcall 1/12/2020 10:32:45 AM (No. 286279)
Our education system, for the last 60 years, has turned out people who fall into the following category. - Gavin Nascimento, 1928 "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot unlearn the many lies that they have been conditioned to believe, and not seek out the hidden knowledge that they have been conditioned to reject.”
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Reply 36 - Posted by: AlpineLace 1/12/2020 10:33:15 AM (No. 286280)
Maybe Harvard should be a disqualifying factor in appointments to the federal bench.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Right Time 1/12/2020 10:55:03 AM (No. 286301)
"For most of the twenty-first century, the world’s oldest surviving democracy has been led by a chief executive who received fewer votes than his opponent in an election for the position." Ah, but the opposing party has plotted and schemed such that the elections are no more honest than those in Cuba and Venezuela. Felons and illegal aliens have been allowed to illegally vote and corrupt the electoral process, and massive voter fraud is rampant in every Democrat voting stronghold.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Philipsonh 1/12/2020 11:09:36 AM (No. 286321)
I will give you an example of UNEQUAL representation. WE citizens in ' UpState' New York State are disenfranchised by downstate, about 1/10 or less of the State's land mass, because of the metropolis of NYC and environs. There is no way that 90% of the State should have little to no say when we vote; we are hostages to their insanity, the Governor's demented ideologies, and our legislature's stupidity. The H*ll with creating new States near D.C., split New York State so the citizens outside NYC and locale can have a rational life. and people will stop leaving the State. Note, the same goes for California, which should be split into 3 States.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: earlybird 1/12/2020 11:33:34 AM (No. 286342)
Obie was editor of the Harvard Law Review, an apparently honorary position that implies no special talent or achievement. We can guess why he got the job. AA and “diversity” at work at a very liberal institution. They are now part of the group still smarting about President Trump’s election. The Founders knew what they were doing. May have anticipated the likes of the Harvard Law Review’s liberal lawyers in training.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper 1/12/2020 11:45:32 AM (No. 286359)
I stopped reading at democracy. The idiots at Harvard Law don't even know this is a representative republic.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: DVC 1/12/2020 12:30:29 PM (No. 286410)
Insane. We have equal representation. Each STATE is represented equally in the Senate, and each person is equally represented in the House. Note the name: The United STATES of America. Not the United People of America. Things are working exactly as intended, thanks, and you aren't going to be able to change it.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: msjena 1/12/2020 2:40:03 PM (No. 286537)
What are they smoking up at Harvard? Even if 10 new states were added (and all would vote against their self-interest as small state), it isn’t hard to think of 21 current states that would block these amendments. Not to mention the idea that Senators voting themselves out of a job!
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Reply 43 - Posted by: DVC 1/12/2020 3:30:15 PM (No. 286582)
#29, respectfully, you should look up Wickard vs Filburn, if you imagine that farmers are free to do what they want. You should inform yourself about the powers of the US government to tell farmers exactly what they can and cannot plant, and how much. This is long settled law, and that they don't CHOOSE to exercise it as much in the wheat market these days doesn't mean that they can't change that tomorrow. For example, look at peanuts, until 2002 they were totally controlled by the US government. It was ILLEGAL to plant peanuts unless you had permission from the US government, and they did not give out these permits easily. Now it is slightly more free, but there are still lots of serious interference in peanut farming along with many other kinds of farming. Pretty much all farming is heavily subsidized, regulated and controlled by the feds.
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Harry and Meghan don’t know how good they have it. They want to bust out of their gilded cage and roam free, but they’re so naive they’re like fluffy kitties who have never crossed a busy road before and are likely to get squashed if they try. A key motivation to the shocking Megxit announcement this week — even as the Queen warned Meghan and Prince Ginger Whiskers against going public with their moronic plan — was their fury with the media. They hate the “Royal Rota” system, in which a designated royal reporter and photographer cover their events as representatives of the entire media and the royals
Pack the Union: A Proposal to
Admit New States for the Purpose
of Amending the Constitution to
Ensure Equal Representation
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Posted by StormCnter 1/12/2020 4:27:48 AM Post Reply
For most of the twenty-first century, the world’s oldest surviving democracy has been led by a chief executive who received fewer votes than his opponent in an election for the position. The first of these executives started a war based on false pretenses that killed hundreds of thousands of civilians. The second — a serial abuser of women who hired as his campaign manager a lobbyist for violent dictatorships - authorized an immigration policy that forcibly separated migrant children from their families and indefinitely detained them in facilities described as “concentration camps.” Democracy, as they say, is messy.
Cory Booker ends 2020 presidential campaign 39 replies
Posted by john56 1/13/2020 11:36:54 AM Post Reply

Sen. Cory Booker announced Monday that he will end his campaign after failing to qualify for the Democratic debate planned for Tuesday in Iowa. "It was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and I've always said I wouldn't continue if there was no longer a path to victory," Booker said in an email to supporters Monday. The New Jersey Democrat's announcement came a day before six presidential candidates will participate in the CNN/Des Moines Register's debate in Des Moines, Iowa. He did not qualify for the event. It also came as the Senate gears up for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Queen issues statement on Meghan
Markle, Prince Harry after family talks,
agrees to part-time move to Canada
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Posted by drive 1/13/2020 12:25:48 PM Post Reply
Queen Elizabeth II has responded to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s request to “step back” as senior members of the royal family, Fox News has learned on Monday. She also said she has agreed to allow the couple to move part-time to Canada. “Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family,” the reigning monarch shared in a statement. “My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish
Anti-Trump Republican group targets
evangelical voters with new ad
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Posted by NorthernDog 1/12/2020 2:54:17 PM Post Reply
A new anti-Trump Republican group, the Lincoln Project, is out with their first ad targeting President Donald Trump as the group looks to chip away at his support among evangelical voters. The video titled "the MAGA church," which comes on the heels of the Trump campaign investing big in evangelical outreach, features a string of unflattering clips of the president along with the message: “If this is the best American Christians can do, then God help us all.” The ad is a first test of the type of firepower the Lincoln Project can produce as the group of anti-Trump Republicans
John Kerry Claims Obama
'Never Had a Whiff of Scandal'
So Let's Remind Him Of Some
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Posted by Pluperfect 1/12/2020 4:32:51 AM Post Reply
A lie told often enough becomes the truth. I keep thinking about the above quote whenever anyone claims that the Obama administration was scandal-free. How many more times are we going to hear people make this claim and see it go unchallenged? During an interview on CNN on Friday, former Secretary of State John Kerry, who's in Iowa campaigning with Joe Biden, echoed the oft-repeated claim that the Obama-Biden administration lacked scandals. "I believe Joe Biden is the only person who has the set of relationships around the world, who has had this unbelievable breadth of experience as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and then as vice president for eight years —
‘We will not be silenced’ – Megan Rapinoe says
of new rules on political protests at Olympics
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Posted by NorthernDog 1/12/2020 9:19:05 PM Post Reply
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — U.S. Women’s National Team and Seattle Reign FC star Megan Rapinoe responded Friday to the new guidelines from the International Olympic Committee on political protests at the 2020 Tokyo Games. “So much being done about the protests. So little being done about what we are protesting about. We will not be silenced,” Rapinoe wrote on an Instagram story Friday. The IOC published guidelines Thursday specifying which types of athlete protests will not be allowed at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Athletes are prohibited by the Olympic Charter's Rule 50 from taking a political stand n the field of
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