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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.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 24, 2019 Are Our Brains Wired to Reject Medicare for All?
If a known quantity (your existing health care insurance, as imperfect as it may be) is going to be taken away and replaced by an unknown (the promised better system), many voters may be hesitant to make the swap. The devil you know and all that.
SHARE Saturday, October 12, 2019 Who's the Secret Russian in the Indictment of Giuliani's Pals? We Found Some Clues.
When the US attorney for the Southern District of New York charged two associates of Rudy Giuliani and two other men on Wednesday with campaign finance violations, the indictment contained a big mystery. So far, not a single Russian has come forward to claim credit for underwriting the alleged criminal activity of Giuliani's dirt-digging pals and their comrades.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 28, 2019 How Trump's Response to the Ukraine Scandal Helped Russia
First Trump provided Moscow a set of highly useful talking points for its disinformation war against a nation it has partially occupied; then he endorsed Putin's strategic aim. Trump hurt himself this week, and he hurt Ukraine -- but somehow he managed to hand Putin a beautiful gift.