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(2 comments) SHARE Friday, September 11, 2020 Coronavirus and Russia: Trump and the GOP's Double Betrayal
Not since the Civil War -- when leaders responsible for the enslavement and brutalization of millions of Americans sought to destroy the United States and took military action that resulted in the violent deaths of hundreds of thousands of citizens -- has a group of politicians so profoundly betrayed the republic.
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, August 3, 2020 How Bill Barr Is Helping Vladimir Putin
When Attorney General Bill Barr appeared before the House Judiciary Committee there were plenty of contentious exchanges. Barr is helping Vladimir Putin's effort to subvert American democracy.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Donald Trump Listens to His Gut. And It's the Gut of a Racist.
Trump has a long history of racism and bigotry. His family real estate business discriminated against Black renters. He led a racist campaign against the Central Park Five. He is indeed listening to his gut, and it's a cauldron of racist bile.
SHARE Friday, May 22, 2020 In the Middle of the Pandemic, Trump Just Took Another Step That Puts the World at Risk
Donald Trump took a step to make the world even more dangerous. He declared on Thursday the United States would pull out of an important arms control agreement, the Open Skies Treaty. Negotiated three decades ago, this agreement permits nations to fly into each others' air space to monitor any military preparations that might indicate war is coming.
SHARE Saturday, March 28, 2020 Beyond Narcissism, Trump's Other Personality Flaws Are Putting Americans at Risk
Throughout the coronavirus crisis, critics of Donald Trump have repeatedly referenced his profound and outrageous narcissism. It was partly this pathology that led Trump to downplay the threat and resist widespread testing for weeks. An honest acknowledgement and a rising number of positive tests would inconvenience his reelection prospects.
SHARE Sunday, March 15, 2020 How the GOP's War on Government Paved the Way for Trump's Deadly Incompetence
Donald Trump's utterly incompetent response to the coronavirus has become readily apparent in recent days. But his catastrophic performance as president during the early stages of the crisis is the culmination of decades of right-wing action aimed at subverting the one entity that can protect Americans from the deadly threat at hand: government.
SHARE Tuesday, December 17, 2019 With This Impeachment, Trump Is Getting Off Easy
The full version of Trump's Ukrainian scandal itself exists within a much larger context. His presidency is the product of corruption, and from the get-go it has been an orgy of self-interest that has undermined democratic rule and threatened the nation's security.