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the epic influence of CUFI on this administration’s I/P policies

Pastor John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is more precisely: Evangelical Christians United for their own self-serving interests.  Founded in 2006, Hagee wanted to create an Evangelical version of AIPAC to hasten Biblical end-times prophecy.  The particulars of post-Armageddon Dispensationalist eschatology vary a bit from preacher to preacher, but in general it concerns the prophecy that post-Armageddon tribulation and rapture, Christ will come again when Israel stands alone.  Although I‘ve been familiar with the rudiments for a long time, what I hadn’t known until reading this series by Whitney Webb was that ‘stands alone’ included the destruction of the Al Aqsa mosque pictured above, and has for well over a century. In other words: no more Muslims praying at their third most-holy site in Jerusalem, no I/P two-state solution, and the continued immiseration and war on Palestinians.

Why it's different this time

Most of the conflict I've had on C99P has been about my support of the new progressive insurgency in the Democratic Party, and those who think I'm being suckered.
Most responses have been something like "We've seen this before in 2008 and 2016."
I finally figured out a way to empirically prove to those doubters why it's different this time, and it should've been obvious to me long ago.

It's the money!

Final Lineups for CNN's Democratic Debates


Night 1:

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Former Rep. John Delaney (Md.)

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.)

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas)

Tulsi Continues, Slow and Steady

Donor Count

Now at 102,957 unique donors, the campaign's goal is 105,000 by this Sunday. That will leave them a week-and-a-half to get to around 110,000 unique donors by the time of the next debate. Reaching that level will give them a reasonable chance of reaching the 130,000 unique donor level required for the September and October debates.

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It sucks being black.

While the United States fights over "undocumented" immigrants, our black citizen's suffering often goes unnoticed. Here's a story about two brothers that spent eight years fighting dispossession of their family from land that had been in their family for generations. They fought the case from jail, becoming two of the longest-serving inmates for civil contempt in U.S. history. Eight years.

Democratic Candidates who made the cut for CNN's debates


The debate will be held over two nights in Detroit on July 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. ET.

1) Colorado senator Michael Bennet

2) Former vice-president Joe Biden

3) New Jersey senator Cory Booker

4) Montana governor Steve Bullock