It is hard to believe the number of people who would vote for trash like this. These mid-term elections will show the average voter's engagement and whether or not they understand the more significant issues at stake.

The world will be watching, and our international reputation is at stake. This is not to mention such things as a women's right to her own body, efforts to combat climate change, and voter rights.

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The question is, "Is he bluffing?"

I think he will use whatever weapons he has, but whether or not his generals will follow orders is another question.

His generals know that if he launches a nuclear strike, Russia could be destroyed. Not only due to a nuclear strike in retaliation but by being ostracised by most of the world.

If we allow his threats to stop us from supporting Ukraine, then other state actors, like North Korea, etc., will also threaten the use of these weapons.

The use of these weapons will also kill many Russians. Not only soldiers on the battlefield but Russian citizens as the fallout drifts over Russia proper. His generals know this, and I don't think they want to die or be held as war criminals.

Only time will tell.

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Could African-Americans, especially women, possibly save white people from their own delusions? What a beautiful irony.

After centuries of mistreatment, etc., we might owe the saving of our country to those we (white people) have belittled and demonized for so long.

Your warning about all those who voted for Trump still representing a threat is well said. Many people who voted for Trump cited his wealth and business ability, but I always thought that was a cover for their racism. After all, he went bankrupt five times and owned a casino (a license to print money) which he also bankrupted.

He has destroyed the Republican Party, and his judges will make a lasting imprint on American legal opinions. He represents a cancer in the heart of America. It saddens me to say that hs passing won't be the end of this blight on the image of America.

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This B.S. detecter should be applied to journalists and TV commentators as well. Not even the president should be immune.

B.S. is B.S. whether it comes from the right or the left. At this time, it appears that the B.S. from the right is more dangerous than that from the left. But remember that the perceived failures of the left have allowed the Right to be as powerful as they are today.

BTW, this is also true in Europe. We are seeing a move to Right in Italy, Hungary, Poland, and certainly in England.

To be effective, this B.S. detecter must be nonpartisan and its conclusions supported by facts.

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Edward W Hackett

Edward W Hackett

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