Over the last seven years, I've learned the easiest way to find out if your opinion on an important issue is a) so provocative that some people are offended by it b) obnoxious c) just plain stupid d) some combination of a), b), and c).

Just throw it out there on Twitter -- the less time wasted thinking about the consequences, the better!

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He’s also authored three full-length books and three Amazon Kindle Single e-books, including 2015’s The Bern Identity: A Search for Bernie Sanders and the New American Dream.

Prior to coming to Philadelphia, he worked at New York Newsday, where he was part of a team that won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for spot news reporting.

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Dahnke, “It is my sincere desire that my research and hard work will help create a world where we all learn to walk this Earth, safe, enlightened and free from the perils of cruelty, ignorance, and all the other dark and sinister forces, which make assholes possible.” ― Alexei Maxim Russell, “I'd been at the mercy of a prick on a power trip, the kind of buttoned-up bantam rooster who gets off on control and then, when you resist him, tells you that you've got issues with control.” ― Norah Vincent, “Ladies, don't lower yourself to fight over a man or compete with other women for one. Instead, use that energy and time wisely by achieving goals and being a better you.

-- and watch your number of followers precipitously plunge.

I achieved this blessed state on Thursday night -- the last night of the Democratic National Convention.

So I'm sorry if I'm offending anyone by siding with those obnoxious jerks who had the temerity to wonder if and when America is ever going to give peace a chance, and to do so at politically incorrect moments.

Now, excuse me while I go check how many more Twitter followers I've lost.

An anti-Vietnam plank was pushed out of prime time by the party bosses; when the defeated faction burst into "We Shall Overcome," Daley and the pro-Hubert Humphrey forces tried to drown them out with a band blaring "Happy Days Are Here Again." Exactly like "USA! One of the many, many, many reasons that Trump is such a disaster for American democracy is that you're going to see a lot of serious policy discussions silenced these next three months, often in the name of defeating the threat of Trump.

The failure to seriously dilute the military-industrial complex that then-President Eisenhower warned us about 55 years ago is maybe the most important.

Or that ISIS, the target of the attacks, didn't exist until a decade after the World Trade Center fell.