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Shame

May 12, 2019

“Shame,” written by Elle King and Tim Pagnotta, performed by Elle King, 2018.

Elle King website

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American Shame at an All-Time High

July 3, 2018

American Shame at an All-Time High

“This Fourth of July marks a low point in U.S. patriotism. For the first time in Gallup’s 18-year history asking U.S. adults how proud they are to be Americans, fewer than a majority say they are ‘extremely proud.’ Currently, 47% describe themselves this way, down from 51% in 2017 and well below the peak of 70% in 2003.”

–“In U.S., Record-Low 47% Extremely Proud to Be Americans,” Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup

More:

“It’s Independence Day, but Americans aren’t feeling so proud,” Emily Guskin, Washington Post

“We’re Divided On Patriotism Too,” Nathaniel Rakich and Dhrumil Mehta, FiveThirtyEight

“Poll: On the 4th, what symbolizes the best (and worst) of America? It depends whom you ask,” Susan Page and Merdie Nganza, USA Today

Related:

“‘God Bless America’: 100 Years of an Immigrant’s Anthem,” Sheryl Kaskowitz, New York Times

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Ted Cruz: Profile in Courage

October 3, 2016

Ted Cruz: Profile in Courage
Before the GOP Convention, Donald Trump claimed Ted Cruz’s father killed JFK, and that Mrs. Cruz is a crook. Senator Cruz called Trump a “pathological liar,” a “braggadocious, arrogant buffoon,” a “serial philanderer” and “sniveling coward” who is “utterly amoral” and unfit to be president.

In July, at the GOP Convention, Ted Cruz told delegates “Vote your conscience.” But, as we learned back in 2013 when he shut down the government, Mr. Cruz has no conscience himself. He confirmed that judgement by endorsing Donald Trump for president two weeks ago.

No surprises here. At least Ted taught Mr. Trump a 4-syllable word, “braggadocious.”

More:

“Ted Cruz Continues to Eat Crow In Public After Trump Endorsement,” Stephen Young, Dallas Observer

“9 times Ted Cruz insulted Donald Trump before endorsing him,” Madeline Conway, Politico

“Why even people who agree with him hate Ted Cruz,” Michael Brendan Dougherty, The Week
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