Saturday, January 21, 2017     Volume: 17, Issue: 26

Weekly Poll
Do you agree with U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal's (D-Santa Barbara) decision to attend Trump's inauguration?

Yes. He should definitely go and show respect for the new president.
I agree that he should attend to show Trump that Latinos have a strong voice in our government.
No. He should stand in solidarity with U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) and other congressional members who aren't attending.
I don't care what he does on inauguration day, as long as he does a good job as a congressman.

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Smoke and fire

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President-elect Trump and Republicans

The hysteria on display by the left regarding Trump, their refusal to acknowledge that he was legitimately elected under our system of electing presidents, and their overt threats of violence to disrupt his inauguration on Friday does not bode well for America. Similar antics were on display at the Democrats’ 1968 convention in Chicago and resulted in a major backlash against them by the American people. Trump did not... [ Read More ]