Politics

The New York Times – October 19, 2018

Any reporter who has covered a humanitarian disaster should understand what Stalin is once reported to have said to a fellow Soviet official: The death of one person is a tragedy, but the death of one million is a statistic.

Thousands dead – an abstract notion.‬
‪One gruesome MURDER – fires emotion.‬

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The Wall Street Journal – October 16, 2018

Interest payments on the federal debt and military spending rose rapidly, while tax revenue failed to keep pace as the  Republican tax cuts for both individuals and corporations kicked in. “The deficit is absolutely higher than anyone would like.”

It’s “deficit spending” after all.

Just “robbing Peter to payoff Paul.”

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The Wall Street Journal – October 3, 2017

Faced with the prospect of a warming planet, the world of business and finance is starting to put a price on climate change.

Even if you’re a ‘climate change’ DENIER:
Your insurance rates are going HIGHER.

 

 

 

 

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The New York Times – September 16, 2018

Political and technological disruption have fed off each other since the nation’s founding.

Too much “opinion,” too little “fact”

This vital balance is “out of whack.”

 

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Huffpost – March 6, 2016

No matter how tactfully you approach the conversation, some won’t have a willingness to talk politics. And you know what? That’s just fine… And no political conversation is worth losing a friend.

Conversational barriers are getting taller,
While simple “small talk” is getting “smaller.”

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