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Jake Johnson: ‘Extremely Dangerous’: Trump Tweet Calling Impeachment Inquiry a ‘Coup’ Heightens Fears of Refusal to Leave Office

The orderly transfer of power in the United States has always depended on the active cooperation of the outgoing president. What happens if that cooperation is not forthcoming?

October 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

John Lawson: O King

The president recently promoted himself as “like the King of Israel… the second coming of God.” Poet John Lawson gives the president his due.

August 24, 2019 · 3 Comments

Arnold R. Isaacs: Learning the Power of Lies

Facts vs. Falsehoods in the Age of Trump It’s easy — and not wrong — to think that truth is in dire danger in the era of Donald Trump. His … Continue reading

September 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Feffer: The GOP Wants Trumpism, Just Without Trump

Critics like that anonymous op-ed writer have no problem with how Trump’s actually hurting people. They just want the leader doing it to look more presidential. . The recent anonymous … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: America’s Addictions

Opioids, Donald Trump, and War When you think of addiction in America today, one thing comes to mind: the opioid epidemic. And it should. It’s serious. According to the National … Continue reading

July 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Paul Christensen: A Ride in Gatsby’s Car

When it’s raining out, houses have a different sound. The door isn’t crisp when it shuts, it thuds softly, and it makes you feel connected to whoever is moving through … Continue reading

April 30, 2018 · 1 Comment

George Lakoff: Trump Tweets, Press Leaps.

  . George Lakoff: Now that we understand how Trump uses Twitter to divert and distract, many of you have asked how we can respond. This handy chart by Greg … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

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