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Who is Chuck Schumer to call for elections in another democratic country? If he doesn’t want to vote for aid to Israel that is his right as a senator, beyond that he’s way out of line

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Regarding the seemingly perpetual rehashing of the Stephen Glass saga: I agree with Joe. Enough. Who among us would want to be, or should be, forever judged for a youthful indiscretion?

And I'm a former journalist. When the news about what he'd done first came out, I was sick to my stomach. But two decades on, he's a different person. For someone who's taken their lumps, made a genuine effort to grow and mature and, in a way, make restitution, there has to be redemption.

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If we are only judged by our early mistakes, how many of us could ever prove worthy of anything.

Restitution, charity, becoming an example of excellence, should at some point ease the past and allow for a future, that has proven deserving for the individual.

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You hire a good jew lawyer who is the spawn of a junkyard dog.

You quit. Go take a shower. Sue the school for a hostile work environment.

You form a [tax exempt] nonprofit and pay yourself a salary.

Purpose of the non-profit : To get every Jew working for UCBerkekly to quit and sue the school for a hostile work environement. [ Be it janitor to professor to administrative staff]

Propose: To help every Jewish student transfer out to another school

Purpose: To help every Jewsih employee get another job.

Purpose: To sue the school for failing to disclose in their student handbook and all other literature that UC Berkeley is a Muslim School.

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The debt to GDP ratio has varied (a lot) over the history of the United States. Traditionally, the US only went deeply into debt to pay for major wars (the Civil War, WW1, and WW2). Reagan an Obama “changed” that. In 1980, the debt to GDP ratio (see FRED series GFDEGDQ188S) was around 30%. Now it is over 120%. Trump wasn’t exactly a fiscal conservative (pre-Covid). Biden is considerably worse (see FRED series FYFSGDA188S). Rogoff is right. Perhaps what is most interesting (and alarming) is how little attention is given to his issue.

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Heck yeah, give Stephen Glass a second chance. Remember, we elected as President a guy who lied about his family history, the illness and death of his adult son and even the deaths of his wife and daughter, not to mention other lesser things. (I didn’t mention D. Trump because, well, pretty much all he does is lie.) Second chances for everyone!

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"Sticks and Stones"

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Uh.....isn't there a campus rec center/gym that this guy could shower at?

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Redemption in America is received by good press, not necessarily good works.

Joe Rogan just has a guest relay his tale of redemption, and it sounded somewhat plausible, until he got caught wheeling a dismembered body out of an apartment.

Remember, "Media is the message."

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Meanwhile Schumer calls for an end to the Netanyahu government. How dare he. But then I’m sure Jewish schumer has no problem keeping hamas in power in Gaza. Yeah keep voting democrat.

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where's the beef? the real stories. what the FP is reading is most certainly not what the rest of us are reading or listening to ( Hur on the hot seat) The covid article was the only one I read.. who cares about the Lemon?

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We used to love redemption stories. I still do. Unfortunately, the new puritans do not believe in the forgiveness part of the equation.

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Why is Stephen Glass still reviled? Come on, Joe, are you really that blind, lists in the echo chambers?

Glass, unlike the others you reference, sullied the reputation of the Progressive wing of the Elites. That is the unforgivable sin. Making The New Republic look foolish, gullible, not credible. Unforgivable. Vick? Hell he engaged in an activity abhorred by the Left and one associated with rural people. Ted “Killer” Kennedy? He sullied and drowned a girl from the sticks, he was a Kennedy, and mainly because he espoused all manner of Prog policies. It is not that hard if you think about it, Joe.

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Your Things We Are Reading is very, very tedious.

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Plus, most are paywalled. What’s the point?

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Mar 14·edited Mar 14

Elon Musk fired Don Lemon after being interviewed, and I’m supposed to care … why?

Stephen Glass has rehabbed and done many good things after being punished for making up dozens of “news” stories, so he deserves a second chance. Okay, I believe in redemption and second chances, but outside the insular world of journalism why should anyone care about this guy?

(By the way, while giving examples of second-chance success, strike Ted Kennedy from the list. Who, exactly, was “heralding” that degenerate a great statesman at the end? His sordid behavior at Chappaquiddick was only one of many bad acts; he was just getting started.)

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Waitress sandwiches come to mind. But then #MeToo for democrats has never been a thing.

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