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Do we really have the will to prosecute Trump for anything? Or will he escape yet again because he’ll try to bargain his way out of an indictment  because he holds something, something national security secret. This is probably how Kushner guaranteed his safety after leaving the Trump regime. For...

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  • April 17, 2021

In the choice between wolf predation and human predation wolf culling seems more about sport than the economic threat to herds. Subsidizing trapping and killing with wolf bounties doesn’t begin to address the real ecological harms from other populations like feral pigs.  “Should Montana Allow New Methods of Killing Wolves to...

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  • March 10, 2021

Apparently, Sen. Marco Rubio is sitting in his office planning a strategy around selling prayer cloths. Judging from his recent spate of religiosity on his Twitter feed, do not be surprised to see Rubio wearing sandals, draped in a mantle with tassels.  His time might be better spent sewing protective...

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  • December 21, 2020

The aftermath of the 2020 election has proven to any skeptical American that the GOP has gone to POT—the Party of Trump. The party is being overrun by conspiracists of every stripe; white supremacists, sexual fantasist, seditionist, and fact denying Trump cultists. The unyielding crazy of this political virus has...

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  • December 18, 2020
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“Let's understand what this is: Donald Trump has confessed, on tape, to the greatest and most deadly lie in all the long history of the United States bar none.” — Steve Schmidt #TrumpLied200KDied  Trump creates a new term, the opposite of downplaying — “up-playing”, because BS is too smelly. Trump doubled down...

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  • September 16, 2020

I rescind my belief that Democratic politicians shouldn’t go on Fox under any circumstances. Mayor Pete forced their brainwashed viewers to confront reality. Most rightwing outlets have decided to just completely ignore this latest Trump scandal, where he called fallen soldiers “losers” and “suckers,” and instead focus on Nancy Pelosi’s hairdresser. Faux...

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  • September 5, 2020

We should all be impressed with the Joe Biden campaign. So far they are fast-acting. In this clip, a fiery former vice-president tears into Trump. Joe Biden blasts Donald Trump’s comments  x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Biden gives a well-designed rebuke of the president for his statement...

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  • September 4, 2020

Even the pandemic and Kushner’s role in the connections to Russia demonstrate how much the Kremlin remains operative in WH decision-making. If nothing else, the GOP platform is attracted to one strong-man, one-party rule. x 😳 The GOP just announced that there is no 2020 platform this year other than...

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  • August 24, 2020

It is indeed a tough way to make a living, but our lived experience tells us that we can survive Trumpism. Even if he steals the election he will get removed. Like the Las Vegas show The Act, and the Steele report of golden showers in the Russian hotel, it...

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  • August 21, 2020

An excellent speech pairing small details like “muzzle” with “mask”, carrying throughout the imagery of light and dark, and tight in length. It was well crafted and well-delivered. The peroration built on a poem and was a perfect match in tone and cadence to Biden’s regular speeches, complete with reproducible soundbites...

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  • August 21, 2020

This morning on Fox & Friends, where brain cells go to die, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows claimed only Donald Trump goes after and takes out terrorists. Though his memory seemed, shall we say, selective. x On Fox & Friends, Mark Meadows lies that Donald Trump is “the...

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  • August 19, 2020

These two words should never be used in close proximity, and that is the problem. The first function of the president is to protect the United States and its people from “all enemies, foreign and domestic.” The President’s Daily Brief, the collection of the best intelligence, is the daily summary...

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  • August 12, 2020

It is the GOP white whale, a continuing trope, to loot the social security system by eliminating it, and Trump wanted no defections in 2020. It is a sign of desperation to step on what has been a third rail of recent decades and a more symbolic attack on the...

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  • August 9, 2020

Everyone probably has the HOTS but not for Trump and his ilk. We need to find the strength for three more months of nonsense. Trumpists have a theory of causation, called “Orange man bad”, where everything bad is ultimately Trump’s fault. Note: by "perfect," I am referring to all of these goddamn...

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  • August 9, 2020

Trump claims a Joe Biden presidency would cause stock gains to ‘disintegrate and disappear‘. We’re already there, no thanks to an incompetent pandemic policy, or lack of one. #TrumpHasNoPlan Where’s that health plan he promised he’d sign by today. Ultimately Trump doesn’t care, and in some ways it expresses the kind of aesthetic...

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  • August 2, 2020

Like the Trump administration, four years of missed appointments and scheduling problems. Also there’s a film Trump has blocked for four years. Trump needs to rearm or he won’t win. You shouldn’t worry about the alligator that eats your limbs, worry about the one that eats the boat. x The...

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  • August 2, 2020

Trump cares not to acknowledge that he was briefed on Russian bounties on US troops, much like the 150,000 COVID deaths exceeding war dead from the last century’s wars. These are why he will lose in November, but until then, he will worry about our knowing he’s had some mini-strokes...

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  • July 30, 2020

Remember that his visit to a Texas oil-rig makes it an “official” trip. He’s whining about Fox News coverage, among other things. His fundraising shtick will have the usual things, although there likely will be some idiocy leaking from the event. Today’s meme is that “Democrats will abolish the suburbs”. The Economist’s...

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  • July 29, 2020

Some more big news today: x Endorsement Alert 🚨 I want to thank the @DSCC and Chair Senator Catherine Cortez Masto. This endorsement signals to my opponent that our grassroots movement to put this country back on track by prioritizing people over politics is a winning solution come November #IDSen...

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  • July 24, 2020

Latest Trump on testing:”I personally think it's overrated, but I am totally willing to keep doing it.” Putting this up early because Trumpian math is much like “person woman man camera TV”. Will LiveBlog and update perhaps in a new posting when the fun starts at 5pm ET today Thursday....

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  • July 23, 2020

Strange day yesterday in the Trump presser. 142,000 Americans have died–there’s still no plan for the #TrumpVirus. Trump wishes Ghislaine Maxwell well. Trump has yet to condemn Russia for bounties on US troops. x I wish SDNY well (in the case of Ghislaine Maxwell)— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) July 22, 2020...

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  • July 22, 2020

The new COVID-19 model projects 224,000 deaths by November. Trump said if there were 100,000 deaths, “then we’ll have done a good job”. We are at 137,000 now, as if attacks on Fauci will draw attention away from the numbers. Trump now disclaims Peter Navarro’s “rogue” op-ed in USAToday. x...

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  • July 15, 2020

Could Donald J. Trump hate our troops any more than he already does? No. No, he couldn’t. Apparently it wasn’t enough for Trump to ignore bounties placed on the heads of our soldiers in Afghanistan (yeah, remember that one?) simply because he has a dictator-man-crush on Vladimir Putin. Now Trump has caved (again) to...

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  • July 13, 2020

The mask wearing photo-op was a ploy to divert attention from his other troubles like Russian bounties, retaliation against Alex Vindman, and the Roger Stone clemency. And then there’s his claim that playing lots of golf is better because he plays faster, now that his play up to now is...

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  • July 12, 2020

Former U.S. Rep. Claudine Schneider (R. RI), founder of the organization, Republicans for Integrity, has started calling out U.S. Senate Republicans up for re-election for losing their integrity by putting their loyalty for Trump over democracy. Last week, she called out U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R. NC). This week, she...

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  • July 12, 2020

The Trump crime spree continues and the carnage cannot be commuted because Roger Stone remains a convicted felon. Trump’s minions have all but declared victory now that Trump put on a mask, like 134,000 deaths don’t count. x Retweet if you agree trump is the most corrupt president in United...

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  • July 12, 2020

Former GOP Congresswoman Claudine Schneider represented Rhode Island’s 2nd District from 1981-1991. She is also the founder of the group, Republicans for Integrity. According to the groups website, it is an organization where former GOP representatives “who feel compelled to remind Republican voters about the fundamentals of our party and...

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  • July 11, 2020

Apparently Trump originally wanted to do a rally to support Tommy Tuberville against Jeff Sessions, but no one in Alabama wanted it. Then the campaign wanted to use that slot to do an airport-hanger rally in New Hampshire, but now a storm may rain on the Trump parade, probably fortuitous...

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  • July 10, 2020

So many hoaxes, so much evidence. Money transfers, middle-men. The issue is less about the bounty since it likely is SOP, but more that Trump has denied it. One expects that reciprocity will happen, but even SecDef Esper admitting knowing the existence of the reports is troubling, despite the (usual) Trumpian...

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  • July 10, 2020

We are still carrying the raw wound of the brazen Saudi dismembering of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post correspondent — and lawful permanent resident of the United States — who was lured to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and there cut up with a bone saw for being too persistent...

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  • July 9, 2020

From Salon: x YouTube Video Arizona Republican senator and former Air Force combat pilot Martha McSally once published an academic paper in which she said military servicewomen should be counseled against the “foolishness of entering into a lifetime commitment (motherhood)” to avoid deployment, and called for the Pentagon to repeal...

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  • July 8, 2020

The President is pushing hard for the reopening of schools come August and September of 2020. The paranoia of the President makes him believe that anyone opposing sending their kids, possibly into a diseased Petri dish, is out to get him. “Corrupt Joe Biden and the Democrats don’t want to open...

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  • July 8, 2020

Like the rest of the entertainment division of Fox News, Tucker Carlson simply chases the latest Trumpist meme as Tammy Duckworth is mentioned as a VP candidate. x Oh snap!! @votevets Brings the HEAT! #SheHasMoreBallsThanYou https://t.co/4mUuVgUsbc— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) July 8, 2020 x The Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused Tammy...

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  • July 8, 2020

Trump will do anything to win, but when he loses, more likely will spend the time between election day and inauguration day on revenge and pardons. x Trump's Presidency Is About to Enter Chapter 11 || By: Nicholas Grossman https://t.co/wS8wYfzHLN — SafetyPin-Daily (@SafetyPinDaily) July 7, 2020 (1)   Cheat Trump never...

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  • July 7, 2020

Haberman calls it “A re-election effort adrift, at once paralyzed by Mr. Trump’s erratic behavior yet also dependent on him to execute his own Houdini-like political escape.” And Yet Tucker Carlson may be planning his ascendancy to the 2024 GOP nomination only partially assuming Trump’s loss this year: “The moment Trump leaves, they will...

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  • July 3, 2020

How good are the cameras at Rose M. Singer Center (Rikers for Women)? The goods: laundry, baggage, etc. and the tapes, oh so many tapes. Is the GOP “so far gone that even if Ghislane Maxwell implicates the President in child sex trafficking, they will find a way to excuse...

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  • July 2, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: x American servicemembers are being targeted with Russian bounties. As a Marine, I'm disgusted that nothing's been done about it. Mitch, you get regular security briefings. What did you know and when did you know it? Man up...

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  • July 2, 2020

So if you bristled every time someone at your office brought you key information that was crucial to your job performance — and you did it so often that they eventually stopped giving you that information — you’d be fired, right? Of course you would. That’s called being a below-average...

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  • July 1, 2020

The winning formula is based on multiple distractions because even Trump’s daily brief seems to now have become a hoax. The problem in any time of iconoclasm, waging a propaganda war at the level of symbolism eventually must come to a moment where one consciously recognizes material reality. x The plan is...

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  • July 1, 2020

Very soon, SCOTUS will rule on the Trump financial data access, and there will be things to divert our attention, even as Trump is getting desperate for distractions and defaulting to the usual bugaboos. x #TrumpKnewAndDidNothing about pandemic just like bounties.— Denise Wu (@denisewu) June 30, 2020 x Think about...

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  • July 1, 2020

Russia Bounty (gate) now has some receipts as both parties in Congress have gotten their security briefings. Trump still maintains ignorance which is not hard to imagine because of his complicit cooperation with Russia, which only makes the timeline of briefings since 2019 even harder to reconcile, reminding ourselves of...

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  • June 30, 2020

Yesterday r/The_Donald group got banned by Reddit. Not so easy for the rest of us. x In 2017, we used subreddit algebra to dissect r/The_Donald and filter out commenters’ interest in politics. The results supported the theory that at least a subset of Trump’s supporters were motivated by racism. (*On...

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  • June 30, 2020

Nebraska is a deep-red state; only 29% of the voters are registered as Democrats. Governor Ricketts is a Republican, both its senators, Fischer and Sasse, are Republicans. Sasse is up for reelection this fall, but fivethirtyeight.com gives him a 98% chance of winning. You would think Biden doesn’t stand a...

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  • June 30, 2020

Now more evidence emerges in the #RussiaBounty scandal and Trump simply looks to be even more negligent. He was briefed multiple times over the past year. Look for more distractions Tuesday, as multiple agencies engage in CYA statements. x Fact–Obama does not read his intelligence briefings nor does he get...

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  • June 30, 2020

Trump’s phone calls with world leaders has probably been a source of much entertainment for the SIGINT community, considering how leaky his channels of communication have been. The current revelations about the frequency and timing of calls with Putin probably has been interesting as probably have been the ability of...

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  • June 29, 2020

Article III of the US Constitution defines treason: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt...

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  • June 29, 2020

David Gergen, who you probably know as an analyst for CNN, also served as an adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. So he knows how a (functional, anyway) administration operates. And he’s calling extreeeeeeme bullshit on the Trump administration’s new claim that Donald Trump and...

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  • June 27, 2020

Because liberal violence is when one gets mask-shamed and it’s claimed to be no different than burning neighborhoods. x Let a thousand Willie Hortons bloom https://t.co/kLZ7FbPB4t — Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) June 27, 2020 x Workers removed thousands of social distancing stickers before Trump’s Tulsa rally, according to video and a...

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  • June 27, 2020

So you’ve no doubt seen this explosive New York Times story about Donald Trump’s treachery, fecklessness, and sickening lack of patriotism. If not, here’s the gist: American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including...

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  • June 27, 2020

Howard Schultz swore as he wrenched the steering wheel on his rented car, barely making the freeway on-ramp.  His floundering presidential campaign had him so distracted he could barely focus on driving. And now he was driving himself to meet with a cadre of Billionaires in southwest Virginia, while his $500/hour consultants...

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  • February 6, 2019
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