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Several weeks ago, after the South Carolina Primary, which Joe Biden won by over 95% of the vote, I said that I wouldn't pay too much attention to the incumbent race, unless something interesting happened.

And in Michigan, something did.

While covering these races, I have mostly talked about the races themselves, because the context of issues would quickly become too hard to follow--- plagues, world wars, famines, attempted coups--- it has been a confusing four years, to say the least. But in this case, an external event is key to understanding the race. In October, Hamas attacked Israel from the Gaza Strip, and Israel retaliated, and continued to retaliate. I will save my opinion on Israel and Palestine for another day, but the salient fact here is that Biden's support for Israel is a significant weakness for Biden among both the progressive and Arab-American population, with Arab-Americans being a significant minority in

American character actor John Stephen Goodman (June 20, 1952 —) has been a highly acclaimed and popular presence on film and television for nearly fifty years. Known for his numerous collaborations with the Coen Brothers, he first rose to prominence playing the role of Dan Conner on the situation comedy TV series Roseanne (1988-1997, 2018) for which he was awarded a Best Actor Golden Globe in 1993.

Born in Affton, Missouri near St. Louis, Goodman was

British slang: verb. To fart

Yes, growing up in England, a trump was a fart.

When The Donald first announced he was running for the office of US president, I had to chuckle and tell people about this snippet of trivia. As Webster points out, it has an old meaningĀ¹ of "to blow a trumpet", in this case the trouser trumpet or the bowel bugle. It made me snicker throughout the campaigning, right up to the end when it was clear that he was willing to go a

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