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February 28, 2020  

It's 'Free Your Mind Friday,' and You  Decide What We'll Be Talking About!

Your information, opinion and ideas take center stage and are the "stars" of our weekly open forum. 

We're all eager to hear what's on your mind, so choose your topic and make your case.

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February 27, 2020  

In The Face of A Real Threat, Trump Dodges the Ball and Gives It to Mikey

Trump passes to VP Mike Pence the U.S. Coronavirus portfolio, leaving little doubt that the president and his administration are misguided about the raging global crisis and the very real threat it poses to all Americans.

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February 26, 2020  

Last night's Democratic presidential "debate" in South Carolina was a hard-to-watch (or listen to) intra-party slugfest that seriously damaged the candidates' political viability, their party's brand, and supporters' expectations.

There is no easy way to bounce back, but there should be ample evidence by now that party officials understand they have a serious matter on their hands and, on the cusp of Super Tuesday and political activities related to the 2020 presidential election, are dealing with it.

Leid Stories discusses the far-reaching effect, if any, that yesterday's ugly spectacle at the "debate" in South Carolina is likely to have.

February 25, 2020  

Yes, there'll be another Democratic presidential "debate" in South Carolina tonight, which will include candidates who didn't appear in Nevada or who were only  recently cleared to participate in South Carolina.

For many, tonight will be the second time in a week that they're squaring off against adversaries, but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll do better.

It's the final faceoff before the state's primary on Feb. 29, and before Super Tuesday, March 3, when 14 states and one territory officially kick off voting in the 2020 presidential race.

By then, would the candidates and the contest change what it means to be a Democrat?

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February 24, 2020  

Leid Stories--A major show in Nevada for Bernie Sanders as voters send a clear message that the Democratic Party is out of touch with new political realities. Will the party heed the message in time for the presidential election?

February 21, 2020  

Share your thoughts and opinions about a major issue of the day, especially if your point of view is markedly different from status-quo thinking on the issue.

Leid Stories' "Free Your Mind Friday" is our weekly open forum that encourages the exchange of information, opinions and ideas. 

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February 20, 2020  

Democrats promote themselves, not their party, or its vision, or why it's the only viable mass-resistance movement that can check Trump and a repressive Republican regime. 

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February 19, 2020  

It's showtime in Las Vegas tonight as Republican-turned-Democrat Michael Bloomberg makes his much-anticipated debut in the Democrats' 2020 presidential beauty contest. 

Bloomberg will be facing off against former vice president Joe Biden, an early favorite now trying to bounce back from from near-lethal "gut punches;" former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg, running a tight race against Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who almost stopped him in Iowa; Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a moderate enjoying a small burst of support but far from winning;  and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a progressive whose promising campaign has suffered some major setbacks.

What do you think voters would be most interested in hearing the candidates' positions on? What issues do you expect will dominate tonight's Q&A session?

February 18, 2020  

Leid Stories yesterday shared a riveting keynote speech by civil-rights activist, the Rev. Dr. William Barber II, at what was called an "emergency" convening i. Washington, D.C. of the Congressional Black Caucus and partnering organizations. 

For Barber, his speech was "a call to action," especially to black leadership, to realize the full potential of black political power while forging coalitions with other communities to maximize independent power. Current conditions demand these responses, Barber said.

Needless to say, they are tall orders, but does that mean that Barber's "call to action" is implausible?

February 17, 2020  

In a riveting speech invoking the moral outrage of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II says that the "coverup" involved in President Donald J. Trump's recent impeachment trial and subsequent acquittal demands "a call to action."

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