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The New York City mayoral election is this week and nobody is giving Republican candidate Nicole Malliatokis a chance of victory.

Then again, this election is not all about getting elected. It's part of a larger, more intricate process involving the workings of the political system in New York City and State.

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The President is a charlatan.

His administration is a shame.

This past week was a series of disasters and embarassments to our nation and around the world.

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I spent a 20-hour day volunteering as an election worker in the New York primary on September 12.

I decided at some point in the morning to grab a piece of paper and record several sections with my thoughts on the experience, and to document things that happened at the polls.

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I was never a big "play sports" guy.

Did some running, played badminton (yes) and tennis.

Some of my "play sports" stories this week.

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I just finished a slow binge watch of Netflix's GLOW series.

Now I'm on an even slower binge watch of Showtime's revival of TWIN PEAKS.

Whether or not you binge, what's key is that you enjoy the way you watch your programming.

 

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We just passed the Fourth of July holiday.

I did not see fireworks this year, but that's been the rule since my kids were born.

If I see fireworks, it generally entails a babysitter and lots of extra planning.

 

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Congress tried to pass the AHCA in daylight and failed, so they went to cover of darkness and got the votes they needed.

The Senate attempted stealth passage but fell over their own feet. They will try again, but will need something the GOP hasn't shown recently – unity.

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Former FBI Director James Comey testified under oath last week about Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

AG Sessions testified this week that Comey is lying.

One of them therefore committed perjury before a governmental body.

My money is on Sessions, who has a reputation of a weaselly, racist liar.

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It was a busy week, personally and in Washington.

We had a battle between the former FBI Director and the President.

We had accusations and lies.

And we have the impending specter of impeachment hearings.

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"Getting off on a technicality" is the legal term for finding and exploiting a loophole in your opponent's defense or prosecution case.

You want to successfully put doubt in the mind of the judge or the jury about some small, trivial detail. At that point, the rest of the case becomes a matter of "Well, that one thing was wrong, so how do you know everything else isn't wrong?"

That's the strategy that the Trump administration uses with the press. It hasn't been working (except with the far right who keep screaming "Fake News"). But they keep at it. Because at this point, it's the only argument that they can occasionally win.

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