JOHN LAWRENCE

You have to understand, Bloomberg did nasty things when he was a Republican. Now that he has bought a new identity as a Democrat, those actions and words aren't supposed to count any more. Like with Trump. When he was posing as a Democrat (back in the day), he was a complete jerk. But eve…

Oh...kay! You are right. I must not understand economics. I did not realize that the government was supposed to act as an insurer for the stock market, and pay investors back when they take a loss. And so if I inherit a debt of $5,000 and pay it off, I did not really make the money I used…

Nice, tidy poll results, but who has any faith in polls? They are just easy stories for the news media; they don't have to do any work. Much easier than, say, asking a group of IMPARTIAL EXPERTS to discuss the various merits and faults of what the candidates might be proposing to do. But …

Mr. Sharp; I'm not going to wade into your statistical rant. But I get so sick of Trump supporters refusing to acknowledge the Economic History that we lived through and were witness to. They constantly repeat assertions that have no relation to the actuality of events, tout them as facts…

Mr. Miller; you are asking two ultra-right stalwarts to envision themselves in someone else's shoes. Unfortunately, the history of their posts demonstrate a decided inability to do so, which seems endemic to a majority of extreme conservatives.

I agree that this intertwining has been going on a long time; easily going back to the days of transcontinental railroad construction. Even though well-established in this country, it still serves as a marker along the path to dictatorship. Unions have been undermined for over a half-cent…

The damage that the Trump presidency has done to the fiscal health of our country, the environment, and international relations will take decades to repair. Obama tried to repair the damage caused by the Bush administration, but was stymied by relentless and, at times, unprincipled and ir…

The DNC is already split between the status-quo moderates and any faction that proposes change. My observation is that the electorate wants vitality and change; yet understand that 4 years of Trump require a shift that takes us back to the status quo before we can even begin to make more …

Mr. Schmookler's portrayal of Mr. Trump's dictatorial aspirations is accurate. Trump is constantly testing the limits of his power, and so far has not been held accountable for his numerous transgressions. His current popularity is based on economic trends for which he has no responsibili…

I thought that you said that 95% of people in poverty are there because of bad choices. Now you say it's because Lynchburg is governed by liberals. Wait, I get it - voting for liberals is one of those "bad choices!"

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