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Wednesday, January 13, 2021



The Reagan Era is over!  

Serious government is the new Era of governing.

The widely accepted idea that serious government is inherently bad won't persist after coronavirus.

A functioning serious government is crucial for a healthy society. Success came in states where serious government, civic and private sector leaders joined their strengths together in a spirit of self-sacrifice for the common good.

Serious Government

Time to begin to promote more constructive patterns in our cultural and political discourse. Americans return to a new seriousness because serious government is a matter for serious people. Change post Covid 19 is undisputable and many challenges rely on the new administration going forward, expertise matters and Biden's Administration is the new way to build back better.

In a national crisis a recognition including those entrusted with protecting our health, preserving our liberties and overseeing our National Security-need to be staffed with experts (not political loyalists), best decisions need to be made through a reasoned policy process and predicated on evidence-based science and historical and geopolitical knowledge.  

Instead of Trump's "America First" foreign policy, we need to return to multilateral diplomacy, and to the understanding that cooperation with allies and adversaries, too-is especially necessary when it comes to dealing with global problems like climate change and viral pandemics.

Most of all, we need to remember that public trust is crucial to governance and that trust depends on telling the truth, distort nothing, and try to manipulate no one. The aftermath of the coronavirus is likely to include a new political uprising. Once the health emergency is over, we will see the extend to which rich, well-connected and well-resourced communities will have been taken care of, while contingent, poor and stigmatized communities will have been thoroughly destroyed. Moreover, political action is possible-multi trillion dollar bailouts and projects can be mobilized quickly-only if the cause is considered urgent.

This mismatch of long-disregarded populations getting unattended or dismissed, will likely have drastic consequences, and this is why Biden is prioritizing a massive Covid relief package that will include direct checks, unemployment supplement benefits, tribal and local governments, schools, vaccine distribution, infrastructure and other resources.

When the crisis ends (because it will), we will reorient our politics and make substantial new investments in public goods for health and public services. Finally, this current plague time might see a recharged commitment to a closer-to-the-bone worldview that recognizes we have a short time on earth, the clock is ticking and we need to change our approach to everyday existence, so that we don't fall in line with trump-like tyrannies and orthodoxy which are environmentally and physiologically devastating behaviors.

Therefore, living peacefully and meaningfully together is going to take much more than our day-to-day habits. America is fragile and democracy is at stake, the evilness of Trump rooted in our country for the past 4 years has debilitated and destabilize our form of serious government, it will take time to restore faith, strength and our trust in a system of serious government that works for all Americans.

Gloria Alphonso/MRN

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020



Mitch McConnell was the only person holding back the Covid Relief Aid so much needed for the millions of unemployed, hospitals, businesses, local & state governments and Covid 19 resources including the distribution of vaccines to fight this raging pandemic virus, and now he blocks the $2,000 stimulus check as part of Covid-19 relief package that was signed into law on Sunday.  

Georgians, this is your chance and the only opportunity to take control of the Senate, keep voting early and let us see a massive turnout on January 5th, this is a must-have Christmas present.

More than 2.3 million people had already cast their ballot early, in person or by absentee ballot, by Tuesday morning, particularly among African American voters, and the continued engagement of younger voters, especially first time voters in their 20's registered as Democrats. 

The only way to help Biden enact important legislature and move his agenda forward including a  Covid Relief Package that's sizable to boost our ailing economy, is by having a Democratic Senate majority that sends the right message to those Republicans opposing a new Relief Aid to help all Americans survive these few months of economic instability, and most likely all of next year.

GEORGIA vote as if your lives depend on it....BECAUSE IT DOES!  

Gloria Alphonso

Miami Review News

Thursday, December 17, 2020



Despite the challenges, wickedness, corruption, infections, deaths, despair and pain, Americans are once more challenged in crisis and chaos, it also shows how we can come together uniting our country  and overcoming hurdles in these critical times.

Our faith, core values and family goes beyond recognition against all odds, we are no longer the Blue or Red states, we are the United States.

One day there shall be peace and truth, a day is coming when there will be no more sickness, pain or death and when He will wipe away every tear from our eyes.

 This nation under God was founded upon Biblical principles where He promised never to leave us nor forsake us. In these pandemic times where hope is around the corner, a new daylight will shine again, the obstacles of the past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.  

The pandemic will eventually come to a medical end with a vaccine, however for now, we have to learn to live in a world with the disease and live our lives with a few modifications adjusting to the social distancing and mask wearing.

Let's keep the Christmas spirit alive despite the circumstances, enjoy the holidays in a different way having a small Christmas dinner party outdoors limiting the amount of people gathering to four, wearing masks and keeping a physical distance from each other. 

An end to the pandemic is potentially within range, the transition to 'normal' again will come when Herd immunity is achieved, however the longer it takes to remove the constraints on our economies, the greater will be the economic damage.

We must stay strong, resilient, optimistic and hopeful. STAY UNITED AND SAFE.. 


Gloria Alphonso


Friday, December 11, 2020



I was appalled to learn that Rep. Mario Diaz Balart was included on the 100+ list of representatives behind the corruption to overturn a fair and square election, it is shameful, it is wrong, it is un-American and unconstitutional.

A conspiracy never seen before in this country. All of those Republican members of the House of Representatives including Mario Diaz Balart from Florida in support of a Texas lawsuit filed with the U.S Supreme Court that seeks to overturn Biden's victory, was dismissed today.

Representatives are elected by the people in the states they serve, supporting the lies of unsubstantiated accusations about the voting in four states, and supporting Trump's evilness rooted in their minds, will have serious consequences. As a republican I will never forget the evil scheme plotted to undermine our free election and our democracy, because Biden won with 80+million votes mine included.

No one will take our right to vote, no one will manipulate our voting system, it is too much and ENOUGH. Stop the conspiracy theory from a wannabe dictator clinching to power, it will not work in this country, we will stand by vigilantly and ready to fight back.

This is an abuse and violation of judicial process and no one is above the law. Continue with the farce and we the people have something for you.

You lost! And now you're trying to steal the very same election you legally lost? The Supreme Court did not hear your frivolous lawsuit aimed at disenfranchising the legitimacy of the election. Trump and Republicans know that there's no evidence of fraud, the mere idea to stay in power sounds like he's attempting to stage some kind of political coup. Act like this is our first coup, if we want to be sure that it's also our last.    

As for the AG's backing this unconstitutional claim, your responsibility is to your state and the rule of law.  Furthermore, Trump supporters will have no option but to turn the page and move on. It is over for Donald Trump, you lost! Respect the American People and our Electoral Process. Get over it! Sooner than later.   

Gloria Alphonso


Sunday, November 15, 2020


President Trump is impeding the transition and ignoring the surging coronavirus pandemic that caused this year's recession. Barring an improbable sweep of two runoffs for Georgia Senate seats in early January, Biden will definitely face stiff resistance of his economic and other ambitious agenda for growth from a  Republican-controlled Senate.  

However, the economy is better- positioned to recover now with Biden than it was then. Simply replacing an erratic, fumbling administration with an experienced, serious minded-one--whether Biden gets much through Congress or not--should speed the recovery.

The economy is still short 10 million jobs it had in February. The fall resurgence of the virus threatens to halt the recovery in the remaining weeks of 2020. Biden has an aggressive COVID 19 plan once he takes office, if we get control of the virus, the economy will recover on its own.

A new coronavirus relief package could ameliorate the near-term threat of intensified economic suffering. By year-end, millions face the expiration of unemployment benefits and evictions protections from earlier pandemic legislation such as PUA (Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. Hundreds of thousands of public employees face the threat of layoffs by state and local governments starved of tax revenue but required by law to balance their budgets. 

Even a smaller stimulus package now would boost the 2021 economy than by seeking a larger one when Biden takes office.

Biden aims to reverse the tax-cuts and deregulatory steps that business interest have applauded throughout Trump's term. However, corporations and Wall Street have also signaled they welcome a turn away from Trump's impulsive trade wars and erratic behavior. The calm and good spirit that Biden brings removes uncertainty. 



Saturday, November 14, 2020


 Thousands of conservatives have gathered in downtown Washington DC, for a major protest of the election results. The people are packed in, filling more than a block of Pennsylvania Avenue- just blocks from the White House. Many of those attending are not wearing masks, but a good number are seeing with face coverings.

Several groups are sponsoring the protest and range from everyday supporters of President Trump to some groups identified as far right, white supremacists, or know to peddle conspiracy theories. Those who had gathered hours before the event kicked off were excited when President Trump's motorcade drove by the scene. Some of them ran towards his limousine as it passed by the scene.

A National Park Service permit was issued for one of the events with its organizers saying as many as 10,000 protestors could be attending, but it's unclear how many people will actually show up.

Trump tweeted it was "heartwarming" to see protests against the election results happening, including the one in DC, and said he might drop by to "say hello" but there's no mention of it on his Saturday schedule. President Trump is once again tweeting that Congress should pass a Covid-19 relief bill, saying it should be "big and focused," which seems to combine Democrat and Republican wishes from an additional stimulus package.  "Congress must do a Covid Relief Bill. Needs Democrats support. Make it big and focused. Get it done!" Trump tweeted Saturday morning.

If a stimulus bill is passed, it will create millions of jobs and income by generating more consumers. The point of stimulus is to increase economic growth and thereby generate more jobs. GET IT DONE! 

CNN Politics-Sara Sidner, Julia Jones, Mallory Simon and Jason Hoffman


Wednesday, November 11, 2020




As the weaknesses of President Trump's legal cases to overturn Joe Biden's win become clearer, Republicans are talking more about the Electoral College-hinting at an extreme last-chance way for Trump to cling to power.

WHAT WE'RE WATCHING: In this long-shot scenario, Trump and his team could try to block secretaries of state in contested states from certifying results. That could allow legislatures in those states to try to appoint new electors who favor Trump over Biden.

>One lawyer familiar with the process said: It's basically hijacking the democracy." "They've got nothing else; you'd be trying to deny Joe Biden the 270." In this case the 279 electoral votes that Biden won.

>If Trump were to pursue this course, it likely would become apparent the week leading up to Thanksgiving, as states face deadlines to finalize election results. Trump tweeted yesterday "we will win"

Trump has not directly said he would pursue this strategy. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo each noted on Tuesday that the election results don't become official until electors cast their votes next month.

Biden's status as president-elect is based on raw vote totals reported by individual states. Those totals don't become official until states certify them. The Constitution prescribes that those official results will be used to apportion electors who officially pick the president.

>"At some point here, we'll find out finally who was certified (the winner) in each of these states, and the Electoral College will determine the winner and that person will be sworn in on January 20," McConnell said. "No reason for alarm."

>One senate leadership aide said McConnell was not signaling an elector strategy and was simply noting that it's not uncommon for there to be litigation before the Electoral College results are complete.

>Pompeo, who raised questions with a line about how there would be a "smooth transition to a second Trump administration," independently raised the Electoral College during a State Department news conference. "When the process is complete, there's going to be electors selected," he said. "There's a
process; the Constitution lays it out pretty clearly."

This is how it works: If a lawsuit successfully stops certification of results in a state, legislators there could step into the void and pick a pro-Trump slate of electors.

>The lawyer to speak about the scenario, said Trump's team now appears to be trying to throw enough dirt at the process for counting late ballots to argue that accurate results can't be ascertained.

>The next step could be to try to get federal or state courts to enjoin secretaries of state from certifying results.

>Any move to provide an alternative slate of electors could force the first real test of the Electoral Count Act of 1887 and could land before the Supreme Court.

>Among the key swing states, Arizona and Georgia have GOP governors and legislatures, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have Democratic governors but GOP legislatures.

"This is a horrible idea, one that should be morally repugnant to every American," elections law expert Edward B Foley wrote recently in The Washington Post.

>"For a state legislature to reclaim this power after voters have already cast their own ballots would be an even more egregious intrusion into the democratic process."

Conclusion: Even if the GOP was able to get injunctions, it would be an arduous legal process before legislatures could take the matter into their own hands.

>"How many compliant judges are going to throw themselves on the ground in front of that train?" the lawyer said. "And how many legislatures are going to go along with it?" Instead, he said, Trump may try to "scare the living bejeezus out of everyone to gain leverage and then cut a deal for him and his family." 

To all Republican senators and as a republican I'd say, get you act together because your party is at risk of losing credibility, respect and accountability, so let's puncture this trial balloon, quickly and decisively, and let the people, not state legislatures, decide who will be their next president, already chosen by the people president-elect Joseph Biden. 

Let's not forget that during this hideous judicial process, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could claim the right to serve as acting president starting on January 20 for as long as Senate Republicans fail to recognize Biden's status as president-elect based on the popular vote in the relevant states, and in Pennsylvania alone Biden won over 4 million of the popular votes.  So don't count on Congress to settle a close US  presidential election. 

Biden exceeded the electoral votes required and the popular votes were substantially higher as well, making this charade of lawsuit games a
 non-contestable claim.