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George Monbiot: The Roots of Fascism

Some countries, separately and together, are beginning to head towards the darkest of all political places.

February 17, 2020 · 7 Comments

Karl Evers-Hillstrom: Senators overseeing impeachment trial got campaign cash from Trump legal team members

Former independent counsels Ken Starr and Robert Ray, who investigated then-President Bill Clinton around the time of his impeachment, each made large campaign contributions to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last year before joining Trump’s legal team.

January 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sandra McPherson: Richard Milhous

He was ill-favored and uncraved and yet had we known
his secret life we would have perceived his lyingas a form of gentleness…

January 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: A House of Cards

Trump supporters and the GOP are building a house of cards on Attorney General William Barr’s four-page interpretation of the Mueller report.

March 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thom Hartmann: There Are 3 Main Theories That Explain Trump’s Approach to Putin and Russia—Which One Makes the Most Sense?

Time for Occam’s Razor  (Getty Images) . There are three general theories to explain Trump’s behavior toward Russia (and other hard-right broadly autocratic regimes), and for unknown reasons the two … Continue reading

July 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

All time best jokes about Donald Trump

The Pope and Donald Trump are on stage in front of a huge crowd. The Pope leaned towards Trump and said, “Do you know that with one little wave of … Continue reading

June 30, 2018 · 4 Comments

Antonia Alexandra Klimenko: Of Pee I Sing

Well get a whiff of you! Freshly minted money under your breath– that sweet smell of success– excess oozing from every pore– Wall Street    offshore dripping from towers monuments the … Continue reading

June 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: Why does Trump keep acting against U.S. interests in foreign policy?

Why does Trump keep acting against U.S. interests in foreign policy? Stupidity? Narcissism? Or maybe it’s money from Russia and elsewhere. Let’s take a bird’s eye view at the foreign … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · 5 Comments

Daniel R. Cobb: Vice President Michael Pence, Mr. Clean

Michael Pence reminds me of the character Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption, who swims through a river of shit and comes out the end of the pipe, squeaky clean.  Except … Continue reading

December 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

Eliza Newlin Carney: The GOP’s Big Problem Is Big Money

Republican leaders are reeling from their primary loss in Alabama and the demise of their health-care bill, but they have only themselves — and their big donors — to blame. … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: The Treason of the Republican Presidents

The GOP has a history of striking deals with foreign governments to help it win presidential elections while out of power. Nixon and Reagan did it… and possibly Trump. If … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

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