new Lincoln Project: “POW”

takes us through what happened with captured Americans in Europe and the Pacific during WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan it has a picture of John McCainand then cuts to Trump saying of McCain “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” then responds: No, Donald. You’re wrong. They…

Trump promises new Iran deal 'within four weeks' … if he's reelected

President Vaporware is at it again. As with the “great” health care plan he assured us would replace Obamacare “immediately”; the elimination of the entire national debt in eight years; the big, beautiful wall Mexico was supposed to pay for; and a newly great America that never quite seemed to materialize, Trump is digging in his front…

Russia and China at Odds Over Trump, Iran Too.

It’s long been obvious that Putin favors Trump and wants to keep him in the White House where he can continue to destroy the United States, both because we’ve been blocking Russia’s ambitions and because Putin wants revenge for the breakup of the Soviet Union and other things we may or may not have done….

Trump, Iran, and Christians United For Israel: A Question

I want to get some feedback on a topic I’m researching for my book on religion: the degree to which some Christian fundamentalists may be actively working to trigger the apocalypse. I’m not going to get into the weeds here (keep your sighs of relief to yourselves, thank you!), but, in brief: In 2006, Pastor…

Pompeo condescends to NPR's Kelly: 'I hope she finds peace'

The Mike Pompeo/Mary Louise Kelly/NPR saga continues: x Pompeo just spoke on his plane about his NPR meltdown, said “there’s a lot of history with NPR” and that he hopes ⁦@NPRKelly⁩ “finds peace.” Comments via ⁦@TracyKWilkinson⁩: pic.twitter.com/QAG3CDWYTw — Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) January 29, 2020 “Look, go back and take a look. There’s a lot of…

An Open Letter to Millennials (All the President’s Sins)

During the William J. Clinton Impeachment trial in January of 1999, Republicans were fond of using the phrase, “ a man who would cheat on his wife would cheat on his country.”  Maybe Democrats should revise that derisive phrase; ‘a man who has cheated on his wife and country would kill you.’ I am using…

Mr. President meet the King You will Never Be

We are in the midst of investigations that may eventually lead to the ouster of a criminal President; one responsible for possible physical threats, to not only the country of Ukraine but to an American citizen, Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.  Mr. Trump has blatantly disregarded the powers of an equal branch of government, the Congress,…

An Announcement is Worth a Thousand Smears

Facts and figures are second to innuendo and hollow announcements in the current political climate.  Three years past the Clinton/Trump presidential race the press is still biting and snarling while circling the floor and chasing its’ tail.  The former head of the FBI, James Comey, announced in the weeks prior to election day that former…

seven months of imminence

We now know the time range possible for imminent threats in Iran. Dog wagged, as the four US embassies claimed by Trump that were targeted have yet to be identified. In yet another qualification, IMPOTUS now claims “it doesn’t really matter” because Soleimani’s “horrible past” merited his assassination. The timing proves that the Trump administration's justification…

Pranksters paste Trump Jr. recruitment posters on Armed Forces Career Center

This is the pick-me-up you need today: Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, a comedy duo known as The Good Liars, pasted that poster to the front of the Armed Forces Career Center in Brooklyn in the wake of Trump Sr.’s Iran saber-rattling. In an Instagram caption, the two wrote, “We put up some #honestsigns at the Army Recruitment…

Trump's press flak proves again that he's an idiot: Hogan “Hero” Gidley

As Trump now claims there were four rather than one embassy under imminent attack, the Trump press disinformation operation continues. Hogan Gidley was perhaps bored with telling the press when Trump golf outings would happen and decided to advance the latest GOP talking point with a tweet. Because aren’t all Democrats Soleimani-lovers? Perhaps his tweet…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 155)

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. Dramatically escalated the threat of war with Iran by assassinating  a top military commander,…

“I Left Parts of My Body in Iraq”

There has been a lot of flack from IMPOTUSies these past few days about how the Democrats “love terrorists” and “hate America.” Sen. Tammy Duckworth gave what in any normal universe would be an unanswerable response: ‘I left parts of my body in Iraq’: Duckworth rejects GOP claim that Democrats were ‘in love with terrorists’…

Report: U.S. officials believe Iran accidentally shot down Ukrainian jetliner

From Steven Portnoy, a reporter with CBS Radio: x BREAKING: @CBSNews has learned US officials are now confident Iran shot down a Ukrainian jetliner with 176 people on board. Sources say US intelligence picked detected infrared blips of two missile launches, followed by the blip of an explosion.— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) January 9, 2020 That’s…

Fox News cuts away from Mike Lee's impassioned criticism of Trump administration briefing

Do not question Dear Leader, you plebeian cur! x Fox News cut away from Republican Sen. Mike Lee as he excoriated the Trump admin’s Soleimani briefing as “probably the worst briefing at least on a military issue I’ve seen.” pic.twitter.com/736Qtd6bWZ — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 8, 2020 Constitution. War powers. Alexander Hamilton.  Zzzzzzzzzzzz … No…