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SHARE Saturday, March 7, 2020 Rudy's Coup at Foggy Bottom
Since 2017 Rudy Giuliani has emerged as Trump's shadow secretary of state with his hands in American foreign policy and politics from Iran to Russia, Turkey to Ukraine and beyond. That means anyone, anywhere in the world, with a few million bucks to proffer and an angle to pursue and sidle up instead to Rudy Giuliani.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 3, 2020 The Threat Trump Poses
Trump is a serial liar, a narcissist and a bully who viciously mocks anybody who dares disagree with him. He worships power and fawns over authoritarians, whose paranoia he shares.
SHARE Monday, February 24, 2020 Smearing Bernie Sanders
To the DNC, IC, and MSM, it doesn't matter if accusations of Russian interference are believed. What matters is shifting the narrative and thereby weakening the credibility of candidates like Tulsi Gabbard and Bernie Sanders.
SHARE Sunday, February 16, 2020 Poor Bill Barr
The real problem here is what it has always been under Trump: defiance of democratic norms and the rule of law, central to which is the justice department's subservience to an autocratic president. If Bill Barr had an ounce of integrity, he would follow his prosecutors out the door.
SHARE Saturday, October 12, 2019 Is Trump's Claim of "Great and Unmatched Wisdom" a Joke?
Trump has no compass, no wisdom to coordinate positive values, which are almost nonexistent in him. What directs Trump's actions is his narcissism. A narcissism that leaves no room for wisdom or other moral values such as humility or empathy.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 23, 2019 Ukraine May Finally Sink Trumputin
The U.S. Congress, intent on protecting Ukraine from Russian intervention, passed a $250 million military aid package for Ukraine in early August, 2019 as part of the continuing Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative. However, the Trumputin Administration slow-walked the military aid package through late August.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 1, 2019 Unequal Justice: Julian Assange Is an Enemy in Trump's War on the First Amendment
The prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act represents a dangerous turn in President Donald Trump's war on the First Amendment. Whether you love Assange or loathe him, it is vital to understand the 18-count indictment filed against him on May 23 in the context of that wider conflict. In a very real sense, we are all defendants in the case against Assange.
SHARE Sunday, April 7, 2019 What Do Leading Democrats Believe In?
Trump may be batshit crazy, but he does take a stand, e.g.,"Build the wall." The best way to defeat Trump in 2020 is to go bold: to nominate a candidate with strong core beliefs. A candidate who connects with young and old and who inspires enthusiastic participation. That's Bernie.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, November 19, 2018 Mitch McConnell: Trump of the Senate
As soon as Barack Obama was sworn in as president, McConnell imposed a permanent filibuster on all legislation and appointments, thereby bringing the concept of "obstructionism" to a whole new level. He blocked every single judicial appointment Obama made, no matter how moderate his choices were or how much previous support they enjoyed from Republican Senators.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Why White Evangelicals Dote on Wayward Trump
It's impossible to figure why so many white Christian evangelicals dote on Donald Trump. Trump is twice divorced and thrice married. He's evidently been a serial adulterer. He talks dirty. He lies non-stop. He's less than well-versed in Holy Scripture. He seems to prefer golf to going to church on Sunday.
SHARE Thursday, November 1, 2018 Like an Arsonist Returning to the Smoldering Ashes
Like an arsonist returning to look at the smoldering ashes, Donald Trump went to Pittsburgh on October 30 to contemplate the synagogue slaughter he helped cause. "Contemplate," though, is probably the wrong word, since contemplation implies thought and inner reflection, and Trump is capable of neither.
SHARE Saturday, October 20, 2018 Something for Democrats and Republicans in Bob Woodward's "Fear: Trump in the White House"
In 1972, an apparently botched burglary attempt occurred at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. Pursuing the story, a pair of Washington Post reporters exposed the Watergate scandal, resulting in the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Woodward is one of the two reporters (the other Carl Bernstein) who unraveled the Watergate story.
SHARE Wednesday, August 8, 2018 How to Kill the Free Press
Trump has spread distrust of the mainstream media, so that their reporting about his words and his administrative actions is not believed by his supporters. He goads those who attend his rallies to shout "CNN sucks," calls journalists "horrendous people", and lately uses the phrase "enemy of the people" to describe the mainstream media in general.
SHARE Thursday, August 2, 2018 "Staining Our Country"
Sir, or Donald, or Trumputin, whatever you are called, YOU are the one staining our country, with your tweets and treasonous conduct and coverups. You and your borderline-Alzheimers "advisor" Rudy Giuliani have been ejaculating "whiffle dust" everywhere to create confusion in the media (which you call "fake news") as to what is going on.
SHARE Monday, July 23, 2018 Collusion Takes Many Forms
Andrea Mitchell's interview with Coats is downright chummy. It's all very polite and non-confrontational, with Mitchell hinting we all should be very concerned and nervous about Trump negotiating alone with Putin.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, June 25, 2018 "Only Congress Can Fix It"
Trump intended to hold these children hostage in order to extract concessions. That he imagined that most people would be okay with this is testament to his egregious deficiency in empathy for anyone who doesn't agree with him. That he yielded so quickly to widespread protest and pressure shows that, no matter how truculent he is, he will back off if confronted. So it is with bullies.
SHARE Sunday, May 27, 2018 So Much Winning
The Bolton-Pompeo-Donald model of war-diplomacy holds that for the U.S. to "win," both North Korea and Iran must "lose." This is similar to the argument that for the U.S. to "win" material comfort, everyone else must "lose" by resource looting, climate change, rising sea levels, and worse weather events. But there is nothing inherent or logical in this model.