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  1. Patzcuaro

     /  April 26, 2018

    Republicans win Arizona’s 8th Congressional District by 5% compared to 21% margin that Trump won district in 2016. Democrats appear to be more energized leading into mid term elections later in the year.

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/04/24/5-takeaways-arizona-special-election-congressional-seat-debbie-lesko/542869002/

    Trumps job approval rating may be about go break South.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_trump_job_approval-6179.html

    • Gezza

       /  April 26, 2018

      The Democrats need to be trawling like crazy looking for a credible & electable Presidential candidate right now.

      • sorethumb

         /  April 26, 2018

        You cant put lipstick on a pig. Trump read the mood.

        Number of Swedes Opposing Mass Migration of Asylum Seekers Doubles
        Professor Demker said there was also a marked difference in attitudes toward asylum seekers from Swedes of different educational backgrounds with more university educated voters seeing themselves as being part of a globalised world while more working-class voters were less open to asylum seekers.

        “The question of refugees becomes an exponent of this contradiction, its own ideological universe that puts these questions at its peak. And in this context, nationalism becomes a relevant ideology,” Demker said.

        Many populist candidates in recent years have seen a surge in support from working-class voters dissatisfied with traditional left-wing social democratic parties
        http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/04/25/number-swedes-wanting-fewer-asylum-seekers-doubles/

        Imet a group of Dems. One woman was vehement “you cant stop people coming in”. Not should you try but “you cant”

  2. sorethumb

     /  April 26, 2018

    Yet findings by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) may hold some answers to the early end of Finland’s experiment — after the report showed that basic income paid by the government could actually increase inequality rather than solve it, and would require a 30 per cent income tax rise to pay for the policy.
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/04/25/failure-finland-terminate-universal-basic-income-experiment/

    UBI sounds like a great idea but would only work on some (unknown to me) parameters?