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Political Profundity: Mueller Done,
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Robert Mueller Sends His Report To Attorney General William Barr, And The Nation Waits To Find Out What He Found. Also, Brexit, Electoral College, College Admissions And Mass Killings


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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

March 22, 2019 — After nearly two years, Special Counsel Robert Mueller III has released his final report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election -- in which a highly unpopular former reality TV host was elected.

(As of Friday afternoon, it was in the hands of Attorney General William Barr, and not available for public viewing.)

This blockbuster news and a week that saw yet another mass shooting, another Trump family scandal and a growing call to fix the Electoral College. In this week’s podcast, Modern Times Publisher John Guzzon and Karen Weil, editor at large, will discuss what it all means.

Mueller’s Work Is Done -- Or Is It?
Months of speculation aside or public viewing aside, Robert Mueller has released a report determining if the Trump campaign did anything wrong when it came to Russian interference in our electoral process. According to reports, the report does not call for any further indictments. When it’s made public, the report could exonate Donald Trump -- who is still under investigation by the state of New York -- or it could be merely the beginning of more legal troubles in Congress.

#ButHisApp
Jared Kushner’s role as White House senior advisor has been controversial from Day One -- now, the House Oversight Committee say he used WhatsApp for official business. It may not be illegal, but it’s a highly questionable way to communicate with other nations (never mind the Trump family’s blatant hypocrisy over Hillary Clinton’s emails).

‘Varsity Blues’ Is Not About High School Football
About two weeks ago, the FBI announced charges against 50 Americans -- including an Academy Award-nominated actress -- for allegedly influencing college admissions on behalf of their children. Known as “Operation Varsity Blues,” this scandal has exposed the nation’s uneven playing field. Will the outrage lead to desperately needed reforms?

Political Profundity: Karen Weil and John Guzzon try to make sense of our political existence.
Robert Mueller sends his report to Attorney General William Barr, and the nation waits to find out what he found. Also, Brexit, Electoral College, College admissions and mass killings. — March 22, 2019

Bye-Bye, Electoral College?
After Trump’s razor-thin victory in 2016, there has been growing criticism of the Electoral College, which ultimately decides who becomes president, regardless of how lopsided the popular vote is. Now, some states are moving forward with a proposal that would reform or even scrap it in favor of majority vote. Will a majority of states agree to such a change?

Brexit Mess, Part Infinity
The United Kingdom now has until April 12 to come up with a deal that will allow it to divorce the European Union, once and for all. (March 29 is technically the formal exit date.) Since a narrow voter approval in 2016, “Brexit” has deeply divided U.K. citizens and worried investors. Prime Minister Theresa May has dug in, refusing to consider a new referendum. At the same the time, the EU’s patience is wearing thin.

A Nation Responds To Tragedy
Lauded for its stunning landscapes, Maori culture and friendly populace, the Pacific nation of New Zealand was rocked on March 15: A man, influenced by Alt-Right rhetoric, opened fire on worshippers in a mosque in Christchurch; 50 people died. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took quick action and the country united behind her.
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