strong op ed by Lt Col Alexander Vindman, (ret)

just up at the website of The Washington Post,  and titled Alexander Vindman: Coming forward ended my career. I still believe doing what’s right matters. Here is how he begins: After 21 years, six months and 10 days of active military service, I am now a civilian. I made the difficult decision to retire because…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 163)

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. 1834. Created an office to strip citizenship from naturalized Americans 1835. Used the coronavirus as a…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 130)

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. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1483. Told Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes and Illhan Omar to “go back to wherever they came…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 125)

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. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1414. Claimed the moon was part of Mars 1415. Moved to allow uranium mining near…

GAO: Ben Carson broke the law with extravagant furniture purchases

Unfortunately for Ben Carson, creeping brain death is not a legal defense. Just because you could push him out onto a Walking Dead set with a leg o’ lamb and no formal zombie training and get a perfect performance out of him (even — or especially — if he doesn’t know cameras are rolling) doesn’t mean he…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 110)

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. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1262. It was reported that US farm exports dropped $1.9bn as a direct…

John Dean to White House staffers: 'Get out!'

John Dean knows a little something about awful, criminal, paranoid presidents with berserk rage boners for the popular Democratic presidents who preceded them. As White House counsel under President Nixon, he was deeply involved in the Watergate coverup. Eventually he flipped on the president, cooperating with investigators and pleading guilty to a single felony count….