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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

Miles Mogulescu: Treason

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

July 18, 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: America is Stuck in Trump Hog Day

Every day in Trumpland looks just like the day before, except it’s always worse.  We wake up each morning and Trump is still in the White House.  He piles lies upon … Continue reading

June 8, 2018 · 5 Comments

Senator Bob Casey, Jr: A Brief Summary of the Trump-Russia Investigation

Russia’s efforts to intervene in and influence the November 2016 election are deeply troubling. Even more troubling are allegations of contact between senior officials on President Trump’s campaign and the … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bill Moyers, Steven Harper: The Trump-Russia Story Is Coming Together. Here’s How to Make Sense of It

Editor’s Note: The news is coming so fast and furious, from so many sources and in so many fragments, that it takes more than a scorecard to keep up with … Continue reading

November 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Seth Abramson: The most important aspect of the Trump/Russia investigation

Below is an aggregation of a Twitter thread posted by Seth Abramson. 1/ Investigators are now trying to determine *exactly* when every member of the Trump campaign found out Russia was … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: Hail to the Duffer in Chief

Think of Donald Trump as the plutocratic id loosed in the White House.  And who hasn’t noticed the results?  Civil war and uproar in Washington with bodies regularly carried out … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

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