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Will Bunch is author of the new "Tear Down This Myth: How the Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics and Haunts Our Future", published by Free Press, which examines the calculated effort by the modern right wing to canonize the 40th president, and how that's harmed America on everything from runaway debt to failed energy policies to unchecked greed on Wall Street. He is senior writer for the Philadelphia Daily News and author of its popular blog, Attytood.

Will has won numerous journalism awards, including a share of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for spot news reporting when he worked for New York Newsday. His articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, American Prospect, American Journalism Review and elsewhere, and he is author of one other book: Jukebox America: Down Back Streets and Blue Highways in Search of the Country's Greatest Jukebox.

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Brett Kavanaugh, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Brett Kavanaugh farce is proof that justice is dead in America How is it possible that the impeachment of a Supreme Court justice is unthinkable, but a 40-year-run for a man who may have lied under oath to get there, and to hide his past mistreatment of women, is thought to be no big deal?
Weird Donald Trump, From YouTubeVideos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 1, 2019
The Constitution's 3 Ways to Stop a Demagogue Like Trump Haven't Worked. Now What? The question of how to handle an unfit president has taken on a powerful new urgency, as President Trump has unraveled right in front of us. The public meltdowns are getting worse and worse by that day. And that's only what we see.
Nancy Pelosi, From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 8, 2019
Can Democrats grow a spine before American democracy collapses in a limp, lifeless heap? Bullied by McConnell, the Trumpists, and their allies to pass a harsh Senate bill before the July 4 break or be called a bunch of bad names, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her moderate clique of House Democratic leaders caved faster than the epicenter of a Southern California earthquake.
Mitch McConnell Image from Twitter User joanloubot, From TwitterPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Mitch McConnell's democracy-crushing smirk is why just getting rid of Trump isn't enough Mitch McConnell's amoral political cynicism has been barely concealed (if at all) ever since the dawn of the Obama presidency, when he declared the goal of what was once known, years ago, as "the world's greatest deliberative body" was no longer to pass laws but to deny Obama a second term.
U.S.-Mexico border in California, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 28, 2019
Climate denier Trump can't handle the truth about why Central Americans flock to U.S. President Trump doesn't understand a lot of things, even as he enters his 28th month in charge of the massive bureaucratic battleship that is the U.S. government. But no issue has flummoxed our rage-prone 45th president more than the rise in unauthorized crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border -- even after promising his xenophobic base that his harsh immigration crackdown would make America great again.
Vote Here sign, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 3, 2018
Stop blaming millennials for not voting. Blame America's screwed-up system -- and fix it! yell at Demos, and then yell 100 times louder at the Republican apparatchiks like Georgia's Brian Kemp or Kansas' Kris Kobach who've tried to build their careers by standing in front of the polling place door. But don't yell at millennials, who are tomorrow's enthusiastic voters. Unless we grown-ups keep screwing things up.
Caravan of Central American migrants halted at Mexico border, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 24, 2018
With lie-filled "nationalist" war on caravan, transgender people, Trump moves U.S. toward tyranny To hold his right-wing base together and drive them to the polls, Trump's weaponry includes such diverse elements as ... fear. Actually, that's pretty much the only element he's got -- fear -- and so he is turning up the volume to deafening levels.
Reality Winner at the Federal Courthouse, From YouTubeVideos
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 31, 2018
She Warned America That Russia Hacked Our Voting Rolls. Why Is She In Jail? If America wants to emerge from the current quagmire, we need a system that will encourage responsible truth-tellers, not deprive them of their liberty. Those things aren't going to happen with a president who's at war with the First Amendment or a Congress brainwashed to do his bidding.
Union General Strike Against Trump, ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., From YouTubeVideos
(35 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 18, 2018
It's time for a general strike, because Trump treason demands a brave response The American people are going to have to kick things up a notch, in a hurry. It's time to begin the planning for a general strike -- perhaps right after Labor Day, when school is back in session and vacation season is over -- that would show our ability to shut down the American economy while this unfit and arguably treasonous president insists on clinging to power.
Flash flooding in the Baltimore suburb of Ellicott City, Maryland, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 29, 2018
"Did Climate Change Kill ... People in Ellicott City?" Halting fracking in Pennsylvania is seen as a radical idea, and politically impossible. This despite that fact that the states immediately to our north and south -- New York and Maryland -- have managed to do exactly that. Maybe it's time for Pennsylvania to stop focusing so much on whether we can afford to stop drilling, and start asking how many more events like Ellicott City will it take to begin understanding reality.
Police brutality on 1968 anti-war protesters, From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 26, 2018
How the chaos of 1968 set the stage for a President Donald Trump The so-called coded "dog whistles" on welfare fraud or crime that Republicans had used to make racial appeals in the 1980s became a bullhorn in the tiny hands of The Donald, who screamed about Mexican rapists and "The Wall" and won primary after primary.
Donald Trump Sword Dance in Saudi Arabia, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 23, 2018
How the Trump family sold U.S. foreign policy to the highest bidder Trump's dealings with the Saudis and UAE is the puzzle piece that finally brings the big picture into focus. What is beginning to take shape is the outlines of a scandal that threatens to be worse than Watergate on a massive scale, that would make Richard Nixon's crimes truly seem like "a third-rate burglary" in comparison.
From flickr.com: Trump executive Michael Cohen 015, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 14, 2018
Michael Cohen and Donald Trump take American graft to the Bada Bing club Pay-to-pay politics is nothing new in America, and in fact our lawmakers and judges have worked hard to ensure that much of it is legal. Still, there's something especially crass and unseemly about the way Team Trump does it. Big cash payments to an unskilled and sometimes thuggish "fixer" so close to the president himself. Welcome to the Bada Bing's new location on K Street.
Mitch McConnell Weighed in on Mueller's Raid, From YouTubeVideos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 21, 2018
Mitch McConnell gets his own chapter in the story of America's dying democracy. And it's devastating The fire alarms for democracy are clanging all across America. The notion that a president can arbitrarily fire the prosecutor looking at possible criminality in that president's campaign is the power reserved for a dictator, not the leader of a democratic republic.
From youtube.com: John Bolton and Donald Trump, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 12, 2018
What's a guy gotta do to get impeached in Trump's out-of-control America? The Emoluments Clause of the Constitution spelled out in plain old English that presidents are barred from profiting in their dealings with foreign powers. Trump's refusal to divest his global business interests while making life-or-death foreign policy decisions is a clear-cut case of the short-fingered vulgarian in the White House once again flipping the bird to constitutional law and democratic principles.
World's biggest cemetery - Wadi-us-Salaam Wadi Al-Salaam (Arabic Valley of Peace), From YouTubeVideos
(34 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 29, 2018
America pays steep price for ignoring crimes of George W. Bush era It was the 20th century philosopher George Santayana who said that "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," but even Santayana would likely be stunned at both the speed and the relish with which a 21st century United States is doing exactly that. At least this is one way in which America truly is exceptional.
Toys R Us, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 23, 2018
Vulture hedge-fund capitalism still devouring U.S. jobs. Will we ever do something? The real reason that Toys R Us has failed is (wait for it) vulture capitalism, as the chain's Wall Street owners (including Mitt Romney's former employer, Bain Capital) borrowed way too much money to make its 2004 purchase happen, leaving the retailer in a lurch when sales stagnated.
Trump's State of the Union speech, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 1, 2018
Trump and his teleprompter assure America that the State of the Union is strong. No, really. In the hours before the speech, CNN and other news outlets were reporting that Trump may refuse to give Mueller an interview about alleged campaign collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice, that he might actually fire Mueller, and that the president is about to release a slanted, classified memo aimed at tarnishing the FBI and taking down Mueller's probe.
Donald Trump America, From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 2, 2018
The one half-true thing Trump said in Times interview was scarier than his two dozen lies This past week -- the totally-devoid-of-actual-news dead zone between Christmas and New Year's -- that the president suddenly, without warning, made himself available for a half hour, without any aides present and with minimal interruption, to New York Times reporter Michael S. Schmidt for a rambling interview that completely dominated the cycle for the next 48 hours. In these crazy times, that seemed like an eternity.
Behind Bars, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 9, 2013
The World's Next Mandela Is Rotting in Jail Somewhere The Nelson Mandela of the 21st century is right here, right now. We just can't see it. We're too busy spitting on him and calling him a terrorist.

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