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The video of the grinning, cackling devotees of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ deliberate cruelty is what we should fear. No signs of empathy or concern, just scornful sarcasm and laughter. The hypocritical enclaves of self-professed Florida and Texas Christians who want to force victims of rape and incest to bear...

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  • September 19, 2022
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The sparse number of actual carbon capture and sequestration projects plus weak carbon markets amplify the problems of the climate crisis yet to be revisited, post-Trump. Two heartland examples in North Dakota and Texas show how there are several interlocking problems addressing the climate crisis that must be included in future environmental policy. More specifically...

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  • February 28, 2021

Yes, that’s Don Jr. we’re talking about. The guy whose every video makes him look like Tony Montana six seconds before the cartel goons show up. The redoubtable Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair: Donald Trump’s erratic and reckless behavior in the last 24 hours has opened a rift in the...

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  • October 5, 2020

Crime was at a 50 year low when Trump took office. Remember that Trump is all about declaring non-trump supporters (and voters) as “un-American”. x Hours after a man wearing a far-right group's hat was shot and killed during clashes in Portland, Oregon, President Trump used his Twitter account to...

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  • August 31, 2020

I mean, this looks like something from the third act of Requiem for a Dream:  when the bleach drip hits pic.twitter.com/FQowQCtIct — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 27, 2020 Here’s a closer look: Huge pupils to match the huge bags. I think someone is finally tired of the winning. pic.twitter.com/7nvxlXXjd0 —...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • April 27, 2020

Shakedowns of materiel like PPEs that demonstrate abuses of federal power are now de rigueur and should not be confused with fiscal policy or even neoliberal austerity. Disaster hides much venality. It’s about rank kleptocratic crony-capitalism in the form of market-cornering or cartelization. For example, Trump’s brag about ventilators is no different than...

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  • April 22, 2020

The contradictions of procurement and logistics without using the Defense Production Act and yet claiming to be anti-globalist. This resembles trying to “restart the economy” while endangering lives and building a kleptocracy. While the Italian mafia is making profit on COVID-19 and the Colombian mafiosi government is decreeing the privatization...

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  • April 21, 2020

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. Trump advisers were caught discussing pursuing more aggressive voter...

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  • December 27, 2019

Drug dealers do the kind of architecting that Ivanka Trump is so fond of quoting. The same style of drug smuggling boat appears in more than one ocean. Forbes magazine wonders why. This operational question is much like the rules governing US sales of Javelin missiles specify that they can only...

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  • November 28, 2019

Amy Klobuchar joined Chris Matthews after the debate to slam Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren with Republican talking points on free stuff and socialism. Amy tried to temper the attack with midwestern charm but showed she like most centrist politicians are there to protect the plutocracy no ensure the best...

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  • November 21, 2019

This according to the conservative Washington Examiner: The Trump administration has not installed a single mile of new wall in a previously fenceless part of the U.S.-Mexico border in the 30 months since President Trump assumed office, despite his campaign promise to construct a “big beautiful wall.” In a statement...

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  • July 23, 2019

This is beyond obvious, but … CNN: Most drugs are smuggled into the United States onboard fishing boats, trains, tractor-trailers and ordinary cars that come into the country at legal ports of entry, according to former cartel members who've testified in the trial of notorious cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman....

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  • January 14, 2019