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Hayden Saunier: After Watching the Attorney General Testify, May 1, 2019

I’m back outside, hands deep in dirt and dirt’s
the only thing that’s telling truth today.

June 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: A Celebration of the American Citizen

At 448 dense pages of legalese, the Mueller Report has swiftly, improbably become a sort of touchstone of the sordid times.

June 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

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?

May 10, 2019 · 3 Comments

Peter Certo: Russia was never the real scandal

Evidence of much more serious “collusion” — with corporations and the wealthy — has always been hiding in plain sight. Though these unique excesses of the Trump era have gotten some coverage, they were never treated as the threat to his legitimacy that Russia was.

April 1, 2019 · 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

Ofer Raban: There’s a wider scandal suggested by the Trump investigations

The scope of financial crimes unearthed so far by state and federal authorities investigating President Trump and his associates is remarkable.  Paul Manafort was found guilty of bank and tax … Continue reading

January 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jessica Corbett: Durbin Calls for Senate Hearings to Probe ‘Serious Questions’ About Why Trump Is ‘So Chummy’ With Putin

“This man who is a former KGB agent, never been a friend of the United States, invaded our allies, threatens us around the world, and tries his damnedest to undermine our elections. Why is this President Trump’s best buddy?

January 13, 2019 · 2 Comments

Medea Benjamin: 10 Good Things About 2018

Yes, you could say I’m trying to put lipstick on a pig. 2018 was a year of whiplash, a never-ending series of assaults on our environment, immigrants, people of color, … Continue reading

December 30, 2018 · 1 Comment

Daniel R. Cobb: Time to Breathe

I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that life has been far more stressful over these last… oh… two years?  The continuous meltdown in DC sends shockwaves around … Continue reading

December 28, 2018 · 5 Comments

Robert Reich: Trump’s End

This morning I phoned my friend, the former Republican member of Congress. ME: So, what are you hearing? HE: Trump is in deep sh*t.  ME: Tell me more.  HE: When … Continue reading

December 26, 2018 · 3 Comments

Daniel S. Goldman: Robert Mueller Is on the Ballot This Year, Too

The midterms are about control of Congress — it will determine the future of the special counsel’s investigation, especially who will run it after Sessions and Rosenstein. With the election … Continue reading

November 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Nichols: What to Do When a President Believes He’s Above Justice

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

August 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Lawrence Norden: Mueller’s Latest Indictment Suggests Russia’s Infiltration of U.S. Election Systems Could Get Worse

With the 2018 midterms looming, we need to prepare for an even more damaging attack. . . Much of the analysis following special counsel Robert Mueller’s Friday indictment of 12 Russian … Continue reading

July 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Max Bergmann, James Lamond & Talia Dessel: 10 Ways Trump has Supported Putin’s Foreign Policy Agenda

OVERVIEW The general details of the Russian government’s support for US President Donald Trump in the 2016 election are clear. Russia conducted a massive disinformation campaign targeting American voters; hacked Trump’s … Continue reading

July 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

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