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The Daily Countable: A Historic Year (and More to Come)

by Countable | 12.29.17

Dear lovely Countable friends,

This is it: the very last epistle of the year 2017. And boy has it been a doozy.

Just think about it for a second…

A Historic Year

In this one year, you amazing, engaged and responsible citizens have been keeping watch as,

For decades to come, future generations will study the incredible events of the year 2017. I am so glad you were there, watching.

The Year Ahead

Because of your incredible commitment, we know you'll stick with Countable for the coming year as well. (See below for info on how to join our editorial process.)

So, what's next?

Whatever your political leanings, it's useful to read the tea-leaves left by President Donald Trump's tweets. These issues, and the president's stances on them, will set-up some of the most important questions of governance in the coming months. I offer them to you unabridged:

Health Care

The "Border Wall" & Undocumented Immigrants, Brought as Children:

Global Climate Change:

The Economy:

The Coming Congressional Midterm Elections:

Your Gov at a Glance 👀

The White House: President Trump at Mar-A-Lago, FL

  • No public events scheduled

The House of Representatives: Out

  • The House will return January 8, 2018.

The Senate: Out

  • The Senate will return January 3, 2018.


Please know that you have the fond wishes and hopes for health and prosperity from all of us at Countable. Please do be in touch. We love hearing from you.

— Andrea Seabrook, Managing Editor

Talk to Andrea via email, andrea [at] countable.us, or on twitter, @RadioBabe. And don’t forget to keep in touch @Countable.

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  • Jim
    12/30/2017
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    There is a total lack of respect for the constitution of this country. There is a total fabrication of the truth taking place in this country. There is a disrespect for decency in this country. There is a clear and present danger to democracy and that danger is Donald Trump.

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  • Stickyfingers
    12/30/2017
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    Yes, thank god for President Trump. Now, build the Wall and no more funding to sanctuary cities and hold politicians accountable for crimes against American citizens in sanctuary cities.

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  • Adam
    12/30/2017
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    Thanks Seabrook, but I wish I wasn’t witnessing this historical time. What a shameful period in American history. I pray for the children of this world that the pendulum swings soon.

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  • Marianne
    12/30/2017
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    Historical distressing and destructive

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  • Christine
    12/30/2017
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    God be with us all in 2018.

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  • James
    12/30/2017
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    2018 is when the people strike back at Trump. And the Democratic’s retake the house and senate.now it depends on what kind of Democratic’s we get pending the primary’s.But the Democratic’s will be on top

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  • UnapologeticallyAmerican
    12/30/2017
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    If you want higher taxes, bigger bureaucracy, more power in Washington, a smaller economy with lower take home pay and fewer jobs, then vote for a Democrat. If you want a bigger economy, more jobs, more take home pay, less power with Washington bureaucrats and lower taxes with more money in your pocket, then vote for a Republican. If Republicans can learn to tell the truth better than the Democrats lie, the GOP will win an astonishing victory in 2018.

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  • BeStrong
    12/30/2017
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    2018...Will WE stand up and agree that the Emperor is not wearing new clothes...He’s charging the American tax payer for 5 Star resorts and expecting us to pay for his life style choices via slashing Medicare, CHIP, Social Security, Scientific Research, etc etc etc; all while personally enriching himself. He’s really just naked and we should stop saying how Bigly’ he looks.

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  • Mark
    12/30/2017
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    How can any of you nay sayers with a strait face say Trump is the problem when he is fixing 30 years of politicians wrong doing..make this country great again he is doing just that!! Can’t argue with results and u left handed snowflakes can’t take it!! WINNING !!!

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  • Mancos
    12/30/2017
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    How is it that Congress has yet to pass legislation to protect future elections? The lack of action on Russian involvement points to a deeper “virus” in the Republican Party.

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  • Susan
    12/30/2017
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    Can we start over with a different person as president?

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  • Brandon
    12/30/2017
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    Praying

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  • anitachiquita
    12/30/2017
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    2017 has been a great year. President Trump has deconstructed many of the failed policies and regulations that have stifled our economy. He is making Americans first in his decisions. He is keeping his promises. ISIS is losing big time. The middle class will finally get some tax relief. I could go on. Looking forward to 2018 to begin the reconstruction of a great America.

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  • David
    12/30/2017
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    Dear Jim, you might want to study the Constitution. Your comments are the antithesis of what it stands for. Under Trump, decency, liberty, and freedom are being restored and women are being respected again. No more victim hood. If you want something, work for it!

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  • Caroline
    12/30/2017
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    I feel this is has been a better year for Americans as a whole there has been some ups and downs but in general we are better off today than we were a year ago. I believe President Trump was a very wise choice he is not a politician he is a businessman we have needed someone like him for years and I for one am very pleased at the job he has done so far. I know that there are many people who have terrible things to say about him but lets take a look at them. If you are a liberal and a democrat you refuse to look at your own records. They voted in the healthcare bill for example with the statement when asked what is in it they were told vote yes and read it later big mistake. That is just one of the many mistakes the liberals have decided is something everyone else needs. I am sure you have figured out I am a conservative we have allowed to many people to make decisions for us that isn’t in the best interest of we the people. If you don’t like how we operate then move to another country they might need you (all of the ridicules movie stars for one).

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  • Sean
    12/30/2017
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    Trump exactly follows Hitler’s plan to create an authoritarian state He disregards all laws with a sneer He states “ I have every right to control the Department of Justice Using Sessions he Does control our DOJ Trump needs to go immediately

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  • SneakyPete
    12/30/2017
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    I’m sure that I’ll probably be in the minority of POSITIVE comments in support of President Trump, the Republican Party, and their agenda for for America and her people. We will be seeing a drastic override of the sad past 8 year Obama and Democratic debacles we seen. We are going to see the end of the “Entitlements Mentality” put forth by the Progressive Leftist Leaning Democratic mindset. We seen in President Trumps first year, an amazing, engaged and responsible Government of the People, by the People, and for the People whose citizens have been keeping watch as OUR duly elected President: * Takes the helm of government (Tracking Trump's Appointments), * Federal regulations begin to be reshaped, across the spectrum of energy, trade, education, public lands, health care and more (Tracking Trump's Executive Actions), * The administration attempts to block immigrants from majority-Muslim countries (SCOTUS Allows Trump Travel Ban to Go into Full Effect), * A new Supreme Court Justice rises to the country's highest bench (Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court), * And the list goes on REGARDLESS of the constant OBSTRUCTIONIST efforts of the Democratic Left in both the U.S. Senate, U.S. House and their “MSM” supporters. I foresee 2018 being great for America, her people, and the Republican party in the 2018 elections. In Closing...... I wish all Countable participants a very HAPPY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR

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  • Scott
    12/30/2017
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    I believe that the future will be a referendum on the constitution, it will either be permanently honored as an inspired document for the Ideals of what Government should be. Service to the country. Or it will be broken, to serve The wealthy.

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  • James
    12/30/2017
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    What! No positives to report on Countable? Just negative liberal biased crap like what most members post? How about some real positive stuff that happened! Hillary is not President! We are moving our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem according to prophecy as now the Temple Mount will be rebuilt in coming years with a brand new temple! We are ready to take North Korea and Iran pit of the picture! Well paying blue collar production jobs suddenly appearing! Democrat men getting busted all over for sexually abusing women! I can go on and on but I’m at my American Legion Post this Friday night having well deserved drinks with my fellow vets after a well paid and productive week at work!

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  • NoHedges
    12/30/2017
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    Personally, I would use different H words and a few other non H words to describe the last year: horrendous, horrible, frightful, atrocious, heinous; horrifying, shocking, appalling, harrowing, gruesome; hideous, grisly, ghastly, unspeakable, monstrous, nightmarish, and ..... sickening

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