If Americans re-elect Trump, he will shatter what little is left of American democracy, rendering the whole system of governance completely dysfunctional or irrelevant, and all American citizens ever more vulnerable to corruption and manipulation by anti-democratic powers abroad, imperiling the lives of virtually everyone on this planet in the not too distant future.
The roots of much of the turmoil in the current Republican Party are centuries old. They go back, in fact, to the twin crimes that have helped shape this country from its very beginning: slavery and imperial expansion.
They say the average cloud weighs about the same as eighty elephants. A big storm such as now darkens the sky overhead must be an infinite parade of elephants milling around in the dark gray pastures above us.
Extorting political favors from foreign leaders is bad enough, but Donald J. Trump has done so much worse…
According to Fiona Hill, a high-ranking National Security Council official, Giuliani was acting in concert with White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, in a rogue operation
Various power brokers may laugh at Trump’s vanities and object to his vulgarity and his selfishness and greed, but they also abet him because he serves to divide people while protecting elite privileges against reformers.
David C. Barker, Morgan Marietta: From ‘Total exoneration!’ to ‘Impeach now!’ – the Mueller report and dueling fact perceptions
Can a country move ahead when its citizens hold dueling facts?
Trump supporters and the GOP are building a house of cards on Attorney General William Barr’s four-page interpretation of the Mueller report.
To protect our democracy, Congress must value the Constitution over partisan politics. . Impeachment was never meant to be about crimes and punishments. It was intended at the founding of … Continue reading →
As former CIA Director John Brennan stated on Monday, “Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to and exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.’ It was nothing … Continue reading →
Every day, the media feasts on Trump’s lurid antics. Don’t fall for it. He’s a distraction, the clown show. And while he’s barking outside the big top, the GOP is … Continue reading →
I grew up in Arizona during a time when it was more desert than concrete, when there were a lot of dirty pickup trucks sporting gun racks, roll bars, and, … Continue reading →
The firing of FBI Director James Comey makes an independent investigation of Trump and Russia more important than ever. So Donald Trump fired James Comey because the FBI director mistreated … Continue reading →