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Roll Call
The Politics of Fearwhich started in the 1930s as a bulwark against Nazis but eventually oversaw a
The Politics of Fear
Roll Call / Posted yesterday
which started in the 1930s as a bulwark against Nazis but eventually oversaw a witch hunt led by Wisconsin senator Joseph McCarthy against alleged communists. Caryl Rivers, a Boston university journalism professor, said such appeals work... Read more
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Boston Herald
Gelzinis: Donald Trump sinks to McCarthy-like lack of decencyno sense of decency, sir?” In June 1954, Joseph N. Welch, a wise and fearless
Gelzinis: Donald Trump sinks to McCarthy-like lack of decency
Boston Herald / Posted yesterday
no sense of decency, sir?” In June 1954, Joseph N. Welch, a wise and fearless Boston lawyer, fired that question at Sen. Joseph McCarthy during the height of the Wisconsin demagogue’s effort to find a communist under every stone. After that... Read more
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The News & Observer
Hysteria, conspiracies, taunts of treason: Our perpetual paranoiaof Harper’s Magazine. The piece was a reaction to the anti-Communist hysteria a
Hysteria, conspiracies, taunts of treason: Our perpetual paranoia
The News & Observer / Posted 4 days ago
of Harper’s Magazine. The piece was a reaction to the anti-Communist hysteria and nativist sentiments expressed by Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the John Birch Society and some supporters of Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater – the tea... Read more
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Daily Record
Trump’s ego will make world more dangerousa New Yorker – and I know a con artist when I see one.” Republican leaders nee
Trump’s ego will make world more dangerous
Daily Record / Posted 4 days ago
a New Yorker – and I know a con artist when I see one.” Republican leaders need to face the question asked of U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy in 1954: “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” They are rallying around a nominee whom they previously... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Warhawk Air Museum will launch a campaign to expand its Nampa homeand you'll see one at the event. Also Gov. Butch Otter is scheduled to be ther
Warhawk Air Museum will launch a campaign to expand its Nampa home
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 5 days ago
and you'll see one at the event. Also Gov. Butch Otter is scheduled to be there to honor Idaho World War II veteran John Joseph McCarthy, who will finally receive his many commendations, including Battle Stars and two Purple Hearts, for his... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Becket passes on marijuana cultivation, rejects facility proposaltown has rejected a proposed cultivation facility in the town's Yokum Pond Road
Becket passes on marijuana cultivation, rejects facility proposal
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 6 days ago
town has rejected a proposed cultivation facility in the town's Yokum Pond Road area. "We're not here to force this," said Joseph McCarthy, the President of Ipswich Pharmaceuticals. Ipswich Pharmaceuticals proposed to build a two-acre cultivation... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Trump Off Camera: The Man Behind The 'In-Your-Face Provocateur'to, and there was a man named Roy Cohn, and Roy Cohn of course is the famous or
Trump Off Camera: The Man Behind The 'In-Your-Face Provocateur'
KPBS San Diego / Posted 8 days ago
to, and there was a man named Roy Cohn, and Roy Cohn of course is the famous or infamous lawyer who was the aide to Joseph McCarthy of the Army-McCarthy hearings that was held in the 1950s. Donald got to talking to Roy Cohn and told him... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Aug. 24Trump I’ve been looking for an appropriate way to describe Donald Trump. Than
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Aug. 24
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 8 days ago
Trump I’ve been looking for an appropriate way to describe Donald Trump. Thanks to Robert Casper’s letter to the IJ (Aug. 20), I think I’ve got it — a cross between Sen. Joseph McCarthy and J. Edgar Hoover. Perfect. — Martin Russell, Mill V... Read more
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The Washington Times
Hillary Clinton and treasonBut Mr. Mook does not accuse Mr. Trump of being either unhinged or dangerously
Hillary Clinton and treason
The Washington Times / Posted 9 days ago
But Mr. Mook does not accuse Mr. Trump of being either unhinged or dangerously naive, but that he is a traitor. Sen. Joseph McCarthy established the standard of dirty politics in an earlier day, and he was eventually humiliated by Senate... Read more
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Sun Star
Seares: ‘Have the decency, Mr. President’public reference to “decency” was not an appeal but an accusation. Joseph Welk,
Seares: ‘Have the decency, Mr. President’
Sun Star / Posted 9 days ago
public reference to “decency” was not an appeal but an accusation. Joseph Welk, a lawyer hired by the US army for the Sen. Joseph McCarthy hearings on communists allegedly infesting the government, said it: “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” As... Read more
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USA Today
Rieder: The downside of Gawker.com's deathand truly appalling. It seemed utterly lacking in humanity. At its worst it bro
Rieder: The downside of Gawker.com's death
USA Today / Posted 13 days ago
and truly appalling. It seemed utterly lacking in humanity. At its worst it brought to mind Joseph Welch's comment to Sen. Joseph McCarthy, "Have you no sense of decency?" But free speech isn't always pretty. It can be messy. And the idea of a... Read more
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The News & Observer
Trump adviser accused of making anti-Semitic remarksin July in the Dallas Morning News that “I had witnessed a ghost from McCarthy'
Trump adviser accused of making anti-Semitic remarks
The News & Observer / Posted 13 days ago
in July in the Dallas Morning News that “I had witnessed a ghost from McCarthy's staff,” a reference to former Sen. Joseph McCarthy, who was obsessed with exposing communists in the 1950s. “What foreign policy advice will Schmitz whisper... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Trump adviser accused of making anti-Semitic remarksin July in the Dallas Morning News that “I had witnessed a ghost from McCarthy'
Trump adviser accused of making anti-Semitic remarks
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 13 days ago
in July in the Dallas Morning News that “I had witnessed a ghost from McCarthy's staff,” a reference to former Sen. Joseph McCarthy, who was obsessed with exposing communists in the 1950s. “What foreign policy advice will Schmitz whisper... Read more
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Salon.com
Caught in a bad bromance? We should be encouraging man hugs, not mocking themsurrounding male-to-male intimacy is a relatively recent phenomenon, a product
Caught in a bad bromance? We should be encouraging man hugs, not mocking them
Salon.com / Posted 15 days ago
surrounding male-to-male intimacy is a relatively recent phenomenon, a product of the lavender scare of the 1950s. Sen. Joseph McCarthy, who some speculate was a closet homosexual himself, led a purge of gay employees from government offices, as... Read more
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The Hindu
Trump vows ‘Cold War’ terror fightpromise sounded like a new form of McCarthyism — the drive against suspected Co
Trump vows ‘Cold War’ terror fight
The Hindu / Posted 15 days ago
promise sounded like a new form of McCarthyism — the drive against suspected Communists spearheaded by Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s. Mr. Trump said an administration led by him would set up a Commission on Radical Islam “to... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Aug. 17have a sense of decency? “Have you no sense of decency?” These were the words
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Aug. 17
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 15 days ago
have a sense of decency? “Have you no sense of decency?” These were the words used by attorney Joseph Welch to shame Sen. Joseph McCarthy during the 1954 Army-McCarthy Senate hearings. McCarthy, in his pursuit of political power, destroyed the... Read more
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Raw Story
History shows there are three ways left to defeat Donald Trump in NovemberParty in the late 1890’s, railing against bankers and businesses conspiring to
History shows there are three ways left to defeat Donald Trump in November
Raw Story / Posted 15 days ago
Party in the late 1890’s, railing against bankers and businesses conspiring to exploit workers and farmers; and Senator Joseph McCarthy in the early 1950’s screaming that men high up in the government were conniving with Communists and... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Norman Lear: Will Republican Leaders Show Decency and Stand Up to Trump? (Guest Column)us during those bomb runs. After the war, when I was a young writer hustling t
Norman Lear: Will Republican Leaders Show Decency and Stand Up to Trump? (Guest Column)
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 16 days ago
us during those bomb runs. After the war, when I was a young writer hustling to make my way in show business, Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee were on a rampage, targeting political opponents, people in... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
LA Times Sued by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Former Reporterthere's George Clooney's "Good Night And Good Luck," which features David Strat
LA Times Sued by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Former Reporter
Houston Chronicle / Posted 20 days ago
there's George Clooney's "Good Night And Good Luck," which features David Strathairn as Edward R. Murrow as he takes on Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare. The concluding speech cautions about the potential and dangers of television that... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
LA Times Sued by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Former Reporterthere's George Clooney's "Good Night And Good Luck," which features David Strat
LA Times Sued by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Former Reporter
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 20 days ago
there's George Clooney's "Good Night And Good Luck," which features David Strathairn as Edward R. Murrow as he takes on Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare. The concluding speech cautions about the potential and dangers of television that... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
10 things you might not know about Fox Newsbehind it? We report, you decide. 1. When Fox News host Greta Van Susteren's p
10 things you might not know about Fox News
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
behind it? We report, you decide. 1. When Fox News host Greta Van Susteren's parents got married, their best man was Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin politician whose demagoguery in the 1950s inspired the term "McCarthyism." 2. Fox News... Read more
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Raw Story
How Trump’s ‘evidence-impervious’ campaign exposed the collapse of political news coveragecalled “stenographers with amnesia.” As Mindich pointed out, even Murrow took h
How Trump’s ‘evidence-impervious’ campaign exposed the collapse of political news coverage
Raw Story / Posted 22 days ago
called “stenographers with amnesia.” As Mindich pointed out, even Murrow took his time before going full bore after Sen. Joseph McCarthy. It remains true that if Trump’s deceptions were bricks, you could build a Mexican wall out of them. The bad... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Why would (Ras) Putin target a sure loser like Trump?Clinton with a 55% disapproval rating. Before Clinton and her bots channeled th
Why would (Ras) Putin target a sure loser like Trump?
Op-Ed News / Posted 25 days ago
Clinton with a 55% disapproval rating. Before Clinton and her bots channeled the spirit and tactics of the late Senator Joseph McCarthy, Clinton was only leading by a few points. Just as Trump did with his ethnic slurs, the Clinton campaign will... Read more
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The Hill
Civil Politicsaccusing them of communist sympathies and blacklisting them from Hollywood and
Civil Politics
The Hill / Posted 26 days ago
accusing them of communist sympathies and blacklisting them from Hollywood and public life, and the demagoguery of Sen. Joseph McCarthy was a dark chapter in the history of the United States. Today’s incivility has taken on different but no... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Khizr Khan: America's 2016 Will Kaneof the movie took place. He tied in the war in Korea, the House on Un-American
Khizr Khan: America's 2016 Will Kane
Op-Ed News / Posted 26 days ago
of the movie took place. He tied in the war in Korea, the House on Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), and a man named Joseph McCarthy . "America lost sight of important truths during this period," he stated. He outlined how Hollywood became a... Read more
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The Hill
Trump's lack of 'basic humanity' means he can't be allowed to become president2004.) As famed investor Warren Buffet said recently, repeating the famous que
Trump's lack of 'basic humanity' means he can't be allowed to become president
The Hill / Posted 27 days ago
2004.) As famed investor Warren Buffet said recently, repeating the famous question asked by attorney Joseph Welch of Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.): "Have you lost all sense of decency, sir?" Whatever basic humanity is, I believe Trump lacks it —... Read more
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OregonLive.com
2016 presidential election: Johnson, Clinton, Trump -- or none of the above?our time. When Welch uttered those words 60-odd years ago, it began the unravel
2016 presidential election: Johnson, Clinton, Trump -- or none of the above?
OregonLive.com / Posted 27 days ago
our time. When Welch uttered those words 60-odd years ago, it began the unraveling of the fearmongering and intimidation of Joseph McCarthy. Let's hope that Khan's words do the same for Donald Trump. Welch was the son of English immigrants. It's... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Richard Parker: Trump is campaigning on promises to violate the ConstitutionMassachusetts Republican lawyer, the son of a four-term Republican congressman,
Richard Parker: Trump is campaigning on promises to violate the Constitution
Dallas Morning News / Posted 27 days ago
Massachusetts Republican lawyer, the son of a four-term Republican congressman, who was tapped by the Army to face Joseph McCarthy. He was as polite as he was blunt, and effective as a sledgehammer. "Have you no decency, sir? At long last,... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Election: This is a Culture War, Not a Battle of Economicsa pitiful anachronism. Inevitably one day his brand will reside in the Smithson
The Election: This is a Culture War, Not a Battle of Economics
Op-Ed News / Posted 28 days ago
a pitiful anachronism. Inevitably one day his brand will reside in the Smithsonian -- hopefully in close proximity to the Joseph McCarthy exhibit and a tintype image from Gettysburg. Or better yet, next to Howdy Doody. *I think using abhorrent as... Read more
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The Atlantic
It Shouldn't Have Taken a Khizr KhanIt’s the closest thing Americans have yet seen to the famed “Have you no sense
It Shouldn't Have Taken a Khizr Khan
The Atlantic / Posted 28 days ago
It’s the closest thing Americans have yet seen to the famed “Have you no sense of decency, sir,” riposte that helped doomed Joseph McCarthy. But it’s disturbing, too. If it proves that America can overcome the bigotry and ignorance that Trump... Read more
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Salon.com
Meet the Donald Trump of the 1840s: Lewis Charles Levin rode the wave of righteous angerthe first candidate since Levin to ride a wave of angry anti-immigrant rage. In
Meet the Donald Trump of the 1840s: Lewis Charles Levin rode the wave of righteous anger
Salon.com / Posted 28 days ago
the first candidate since Levin to ride a wave of angry anti-immigrant rage. In his 1960 essay, Forman compared Levin to Joseph McCarthy and even Adolf Hitler, arguing that, “Levin is typical of the frothing emotional psychopath in political... Read more
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Boston Globe
Where is Donald Trump’s sense of decency?before. Sixty-two years ago, a lawyer representing the US Army, famously stood
Where is Donald Trump’s sense of decency?
Boston Globe / Posted 29 days ago
before. Sixty-two years ago, a lawyer representing the US Army, famously stood up to another dangerous demagogue, Senator Joseph McCarthy, during a televised hearing. Joseph Welch said this to McCarthy, effectively marking the beginning of the end... Read more
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Mashable
Warren Buffett and Donald Trump get into a billionaires' brawl over tax returnswho has endorsed Hillary Clinton, also took the time to slam Trump for his trea
Warren Buffett and Donald Trump get into a billionaires' brawl over tax returns
Mashable / Posted 29 days ago
who has endorsed Hillary Clinton, also took the time to slam Trump for his treatment of Muslims, comparing him to Joseph McCarthy. Buffett expressed shock at Trump's treatment of the family of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
How long can this charade continue?immunity from public condemnation—no matter what he says—goes too far?” Trump,
How long can this charade continue?
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 29 days ago
immunity from public condemnation—no matter what he says—goes too far?” Trump, Karabell observes, may have strayed into Joseph McCarthy territory. McCarthy was felled by the rhetorical question, “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long... Read more
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Boston Herald
Hillary Clinton sees post-convention bounce as Donald Trump takes hits for Gold Star feudrally for Hillary Clinton in Omaha, Neb., last night, invoking the famous line
Hillary Clinton sees post-convention bounce as Donald Trump takes hits for Gold Star feud
Boston Herald / Posted 29 days ago
rally for Hillary Clinton in Omaha, Neb., last night, invoking the famous line Boston lawyer Joseph Welch leveled at Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s. The Veterans of Foreign Wars also condemned the New York billionaire. “Election year or not,... Read more
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Canberra Times
Warren Buffett challenges Donald Trump to release tax returnssacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before p
Warren Buffett challenges Donald Trump to release tax returns
Canberra Times / Posted 29 days ago
sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before posing a question famously put to Senator Joseph McCarthy during his 1950s anti-Communist crusade: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" Warren Buffett with Democratic... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Warren Buffett challenges Donald Trump to release tax returnssacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before p
Warren Buffett challenges Donald Trump to release tax returns
Brisbane Times / Posted 29 days ago
sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before posing a question famously put to Senator Joseph McCarthy during his 1950s anti-Communist crusade: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" Warren Buffett with Democratic... Read more
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The Age
Warren Buffett challenges Donald Trump to release tax returnssacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before p
Warren Buffett challenges Donald Trump to release tax returns
The Age / Posted 29 days ago
sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before posing a question famously put to Senator Joseph McCarthy during his 1950s anti-Communist crusade: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" Warren Buffett with Democratic... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Warren Buffett challenges Donald Trump to release tax returnssacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before p
Warren Buffett challenges Donald Trump to release tax returns
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 29 days ago
sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before posing a question famously put to Senator Joseph McCarthy during his 1950s anti-Communist crusade: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" Warren Buffett with Democratic... Read more
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WA Today
Warren Buffett challenges Donald Trump to release tax returnssacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before p
Warren Buffett challenges Donald Trump to release tax returns
WA Today / Posted 29 days ago
sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before posing a question famously put to Senator Joseph McCarthy during his 1950s anti-Communist crusade: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" Warren Buffett with Democratic... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Billionaires turning on Donald Trumpsacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before p
Billionaires turning on Donald Trump
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 29 days ago
sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before posing a question famously put to Senator Joseph McCarthy during his 1950s anti-Communist crusade: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" Buffett undertook to hire a... Read more
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Canberra Times
Billionaires turning on Donald Trumpsacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before p
Billionaires turning on Donald Trump
Canberra Times / Posted 30 days ago
sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before posing a question famously put to Senator Joseph McCarthy during his 1950s anti-Communist crusade: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" Buffett undertook to hire a... Read more
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Brisbane Times
US Election: Warren Buffett takes aim at Donald Trumpson and talk about sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings?"
US Election: Warren Buffett takes aim at Donald Trump
Brisbane Times / Posted 30 days ago
son and talk about sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings?" Buffett quoted a famous rejoinder to Sen. Joseph McCarthy during his 1950s anti-communist hearings: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" Trump was campaigning Monday... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Billionaires turning on Donald Trumpsacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before p
Billionaires turning on Donald Trump
Brisbane Times / Posted 30 days ago
sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before posing a question famously put to Senator Joseph McCarthy during his 1950s anti-Communist crusade: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" Buffett undertook to hire a... Read more
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The Age
Billionaires turning on Donald Trumpsacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before p
Billionaires turning on Donald Trump
The Age / Posted 30 days ago
sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings," he asked, before posing a question famously put to Senator Joseph McCarthy during his 1950s anti-Communist crusade: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" Buffett undertook to hire a... Read more
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WA Today
US Election: Warren Buffett takes aim at Donald Trumpson and talk about sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings?"
US Election: Warren Buffett takes aim at Donald Trump
WA Today / Posted 30 days ago
son and talk about sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings?" Buffett quoted a famous rejoinder to Sen. Joseph McCarthy during his 1950s anti-communist hearings: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" Trump was campaigning Monday... Read more
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The Age
US Election: Warren Buffett takes aim at Donald Trumpson and talk about sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings?"
US Election: Warren Buffett takes aim at Donald Trump
The Age / Posted 30 days ago
son and talk about sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings?" Buffett quoted a famous rejoinder to Sen. Joseph McCarthy during his 1950s anti-communist hearings: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" Trump was campaigning Monday... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
US Election: Warren Buffett takes aim at Donald Trumpson and talk about sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings?"
US Election: Warren Buffett takes aim at Donald Trump
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 30 days ago
son and talk about sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings?" Buffett quoted a famous rejoinder to Sen. Joseph McCarthy during his 1950s anti-communist hearings: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" Trump was campaigning Monday... Read more
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Canberra Times
US Election: Warren Buffett takes aim at Donald Trumpson and talk about sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings?"
US Election: Warren Buffett takes aim at Donald Trump
Canberra Times / Posted 30 days ago
son and talk about sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings?" Buffett quoted a famous rejoinder to Sen. Joseph McCarthy during his 1950s anti-communist hearings: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" Trump was campaigning Monday... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Five lowlights: Donald Trump's rough day on the campaign trailequally scathing of Trump's feud with the Muslim family of a deceased U.S. sold
Five lowlights: Donald Trump's rough day on the campaign trail
Calgary Sun / Posted 30 days ago
equally scathing of Trump's feud with the Muslim family of a deceased U.S. soldier. Buffett compared Trump to the notorious Joseph McCarthy, and paraphrased a famous 1954 quote about the red-baiting demagogue -- "I ask Donald Trump: Have you no... Read more
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