The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 147)

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. 1662. Proposed fees on asylum seekers and DACA renewals 1663. Caused children in Idaho to lose…

The Bland Viciousness of Stephen Miller

A few years ago I wrote a post collecting some very well-turned quotations by writers attempting to describe the dysfunction and threat of the Republican Party.  I wanted to add a worthy, new entry by Jeet Heer in the Nation, specifically describing White House aide and White Supremacist Stephen Miller: [Steve] Bannon and [Sebastian] Gorka are…

A warning about Trump's rhetoric about “invasion”

that, when one considers as well his packing of the judiciary from District courts to the Supreme Court, that screams out from the  Constitution. It is found in Article I, Section 9, Clause 2, and note the word I have bolded: The privilege of the write of habeas corpus ahll not be suspended, unless when…

Stephen Miller visits 'Fox News Sunday' to gaslight the country

Stephen Miller is patient zero in the nativist, anti-immigrant contagion that’s swept across our country. Sure, Donald Trump ran on white racial grievance, but he can’t focus on anything for too long — not even his deep-seated prejudices and the cruelty that naturally springs from them. Without Miller, the administration might have drifted into something…

D.C. restaurateur says he hides Betsy DeVos from people walking by his window

Trump administration officials are rightly pariahs, and that’s certainly true in D.C. and environs as much as anywhere else. We remember how Sarah Huckabee Slanders got 86’d from the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, and that time Kirstjen “Baby Cages” Nielsen got hounded out of a Mexican restaurant in D.C. And I applaud this kind of thing….

Colbert Hilariously Gigs Stephen Miller for His Glued on Pepe Le Pew Pelt.

NY Times “Stephen Colbert poked fun at Miller’s appearance on “Face the Nation,” in which the White House aide’s hairline looked conspicuously low, compared to past public interviews. “There has not been a right-wing propagandist with fake hair that obvious since Joseph Goebbels tried a weave.” — STEPHEN COLBERT” Watch for yourself: x x YouTube Video…