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Archive for July 8th, 2018

The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

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Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda……President Trump will announce his nominee for The Supreme Court on Monday. There are 3 candidates but Amy Coney Barrett is getting a lot of attention……Secretary Pompeo in North Korea…..President Trump calling on NATO members to pay up……….The angry left is doing their best to re-elect President Trump and perhaps cause a backlash in November………..and other stories…………

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Source: The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda 07/08 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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July 8, 2018 at 10:00 pm

Sunday’s video: Calling on the allies to pay their dues

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July 8, 2018 at 5:15 pm

We could learn a thing or two from Mexico’s voting system

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Down in Mexico, elections are on Sunday, and everyone is supposed to vote.  The new president will take over in December, five months away.

President Trump and “Presidente-Electo” Andrés López-Obrador spoke by phone last week.  They say that it went well.  By the way, I will not be surprised if the two men meet in person, sort of like when President-Elect Reagan and President López-Portillo shook hands in January 1981 at one of the border bridges.

Mexico can teach us a thing or two about voting.  The Mexicans have a wonderful voter ID system, as my friend Allan Wall explained:

Each Mexican voter has a government-issued photographic voter ID card, which he presents to election authorities.  They have a book with the photograph of each and every voter precinct.  Each precinct has such a book.

Across from the election authorities are seated representatives from various political parties.  When the election authority at the table calls the name of the voter, his name is checked off in the precinct book.  The voter also has his thumb stained with ink that wears off in a few days. 

It’s a wonderful system, and everyone south of the border speaks highly of it.

Recently, I told a Mexican that some Democrats call it racist to require a photo ID.  He looked at me with astonishment and told me to explain it again.  I did, and he used some expletive to describe the critics of photo ID.

When it comes to voting, and the integrity of voting, Mexico is doing it better.

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July 8, 2018 at 6:14 am