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Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

Good Lord, Rick - how long has it been since anyone was under the impression that Bill Clinton might have a good character? I was teaching elementary school at the time of the Lewinsky debacle. I'll never forget having to figure out how to steer adolescents -- in a Catholic school run by an order of nuns, no less -- through discussions of "U.S. current events" during that period. We may not be able to expect politicians to be above reproach in their personal lives, but the narcissism and multiple layers of interwoven, serious errors in judgment revealed in that episode were appalling and unforgivable in someone whom the country had entrusted with its highest office. To many observers it seemed that the character issues were also reflected in a policy agenda too influenced by wealth interests that showed very little understanding of or commitment to the social justice concerns of the party of FDR and LBJ. And now this man and his tarnished wife, after their cronies used the DNC to undermine a primary opponent who was worth 100 Bill and Hillary Clintons, are on the fast track right back into the Oval Office, with a rival on the Republican side of the contest who many believe is capable of bringing on the apocalypse if he is elected.

Should progressives try to rally their base behind what the Clintons represent? They risk destroying their own reputations in doing it.

Sad days for our country.

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Posted by It's been clear what Bill Clinton is for quite a while. on 07/26/2016 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

I would like to suggest that for-profit colleges would not be near the problem that they currently are if public community colleges and four year colleges and universities were fully funded and held accountable to do what they were intended to do.

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Posted by Dave Gallagher on 07/26/2016 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Martha McSally Is Not Endorsing Donald Trump, So You Can Stop Asking About It

After watching the s-shows involving both parties in 2016, I realized the reality is there are no rules – they’re making this stuff up as they go. The predetermined outcomes are not dictated by the party members, party leadership, candidates or the voters, but by those with the wealth and power behind the scenes who are exercising their “free speech” with obscene amounts of money to ensure they continue to increase their wealth and power. Everything else – the debates, the campaigns, the conventions and the vote – are an illusion meant to convince the masses that they are still living in a free country with elected officials representing the will of the people. Nothing could be further from the truth. They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, well, voting in America is a lot like that.

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/26/2016 at 4:44 AM

Re: “Solution Wanted

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Posted by sharlene buckman on 07/26/2016 at 4:09 AM

Re: “Goodbye, Old Courthouse

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Posted by sharlene buckman on 07/26/2016 at 4:05 AM

Re: “Local Media Pros Som and Krystin Lisaius Indicted on Drug-Related Child Abuse Charges

It appears that somchai doesn't quite honor the "till death you part " in his wedding vows. Since 2002, somchai is averaging a divorce every five years. With divorce number 1 and 3 being the same woman.
Sorry kristen, but looks like the odds of you being around past 2017 are slim. And som, do the world a favor and quit chasing tail. You need to realize that you only have one female in your life that absolutely needs you to man up. You need to be looking for the ability to be a good father, not out looking for your next ex-wife.

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Posted by 5 year itch on 07/26/2016 at 2:50 AM

Re: “Fair Warning

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Re: “On the Defensive

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Posted by morgan alley on 07/25/2016 at 11:55 PM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

"...his very profitable flirtation with the for-profit education sector, especially at a time when its questionable practices were being exposed in the U.S., doesn't speak well for his character."

You think?

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/25/2016 at 11:11 PM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

They have destroyed the party of the people. 6 months ago I thought the Republics party was all washed up. Tonight I realize that it's actually the Democratic party that is washed up, along with the lying mainstream media.

What a sad day in America. Hillary has put trumped Nixon in Watergate by cheating within her own party.

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Posted by Hillary is a liar. on 07/25/2016 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Take 10 Minutes to Enjoy Jon Stewart's Visit to the Late Show

Whaat? Nothing from the trolls? It must be hard to defend Lumpy, or Ailes for that matter. Or about anything that is heard on their feaux news show. But we can still trust Jon to call them out for their distortions. And I expect him to go after the Dems with the same fervor.

Posted by Cascabel on 07/25/2016 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

Interesting. I suppose on the day that Bernie Sanders is making a speech at the Democratic National Convention telling us to vote for Hillary Clinton, it's safe to admit the Laureate connection "doesn't....bolster [your] confidence in Ms. Clinton."

Interesting, too, that just before the convention started we finally got the back story behind the obvious undermining the party machine had been doing of the Sanders campaign. Now Wasserman-Schultz will resign -- now that the primary campaign is over and she achieved, through the medium of the DNC, what everyone in that Democratic but un-democratic cabal wanted her to achieve.

So are you voting for Jill Stein, David? Had enough of your party's hypocrisies, local and national? I didn't get that impression listening to you spin for Sanchez on the Buckmaster show last week. So don't try to give us the impression that you have something resembling a conscience helping you make decisions about what to think and what to write....now that saying something negative about Clinton won't make a damn bit of difference in whether or not she gets the nomination, or whether or not people feel forced to vote for a Wall-Street bought and purchased candidate to prevent Trump from getting into the Oval Office.

What great things the Democratic party is doing for us, right? I've seen few things sadder in recent decades than watching them project the Sanders "They've all come to look for America" campaign ad before he spoke at the convention -- then watching the media cut to Bill Clinton's face after Sanders told us to vote for Hillary.

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Posted by Trying to convince us that you have a conscience? on 07/25/2016 at 8:37 PM

Re: “American Babylon: Talking with Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson on the Street

That is ridiculous. Hillary has earned this win because of all of her public service the last 50 years. We shouldn't even have to count the votes. The republicans made up all those e-mail lies to try to harm her.

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Posted by Meg P on 07/25/2016 at 7:04 PM

Re: “Zona Politics: Meet the Democrats Running for State House in District 9

At this point Jim, they are both failing.

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Posted by Larry McNeil on 07/25/2016 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Martha McSally Is Not Endorsing Donald Trump, So You Can Stop Asking About It

The last 24 hours have proven it's more dangerous to be linked to HRC and the Democratic party. Can't anybody teach them how to secure their lying, cheating system rigging emails?

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Posted by Larry McNeil on 07/25/2016 at 6:47 PM

Re: “The Skinny

This says it all:

http://www.breitbart.com/2016

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Posted by Larry McNeil on 07/25/2016 at 6:28 AM

Re: “Media Watch

Telling it like it is Schu. Good job. Sometimes the truth hurts.

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Posted by Just Another Reader on 07/24/2016 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Another Look at TUSD Salary Hikes and Prop 123

Everyone who wants to know about a TRULY important and telling story in TUSD needs to click on this link:

http://www.kgun9.com/news/tpd-officer-feared-for-his-life-at-tusd-hs

Please note that one part of the story refers to a letter sent to HT Sanchez by Tucson's chief of police. In any other town, this sort of correspondence between the superintendent of the city's largest school district and its key law enforcement official would be front page news. The Weekly has ignored it so far, as has the Star. Why?

Virtually every story in this blog about TUSD reads like it could have been ghosted by their PR flacks. Here's a real story for Safier and anyone else at The Weekly to get into and surface some more facts. It has implications for the operation of TUSD, the upcoming Board election and, most crucial of all, the safety of students and staff in every school, not just the school featured in the story.

When will the journalists at The Weekly and the other media outlets in this town start to do some real work and report on stories that TRULY matter?

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Posted by A Real Story For Safier on 07/24/2016 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Zona Politics: Meet the Democrats Running for State House in District 9

Arizona has one of the highest prison rates because we are one of the most uneducated states. Too many kids are not graduating from high school, or not learning a trade after school. Who's responsible? The state, or the parents?

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Posted by Jim Kelly on 07/23/2016 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Cosplay Confidential: Check Out These Outfits from Phoenix Comicon

That is when it all started. Mr. Barnes helped to create some great friendships.

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Posted by smithappens on 07/23/2016 at 2:16 PM

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