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Contrary to Donald Trump’s usual attempts to pulverize reality into an unrecognizable heap of dust he can power-snort directly into his fib-pickled brain, the Trump-Russia investigation was neither a witch hunt nor a hoax. For one thing, Robert Mueller’s report—which former Attorney General Bill Barr (mostly successfully) hid from public scrutiny...

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  • December 10, 2021

Contrary to Donald Trump’s usual attempts to pulverize reality into an unrecognizable heap of dust he can power-snort directly into his fib-pickled brain, the Trump-Russia investigation was neither a witch hunt nor a hoax. For one thing, Robert Mueller’s report—which former Attorney General Bill Barr (mostly successfully) hid from public scrutiny...

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  • December 10, 2021

“Today's sentencing of human rights lawyer Steven Donziger should be front-page news ringing alarm bells anywhere people are concerned about democracy, abuses of corporate power, and the rule of law. The real crime here is the death and disease resulting from Chevron's poisoning of the drinking water of thousands of Indigenous...

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  • October 6, 2021

Why isn’t this guy in prison yet? Is it because he’s rich and white? Or because he behaves like a drug-addled mob boss? Getting to Donald Trump has always seemed a bit like nailing orange Jell-O to a wall. (Yes, I know that simile brutally defames orange Jell-O, which is...

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  • June 10, 2021

Critical Race Practice. Organizers have canceled plans for an afternoon of speeches and performances commemorating the centennial on Monday of the Tulsa massacre. This reminds us that the early 1920s was a mass othering of America that includes events like the Wall Street bombing of 1920, whose death toll was exceeded in the Tulsa...

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  • May 28, 2021

Let’s face it, nothing gets through the Senate if Moscow Mitch McConnell doesn’t want it to pass. (Almost nothing: we did get the Covid-19 relief package through, and a few other things, using reconciliation.) And it’s been clear to everyone (even Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema!) that there aren’t 10...

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  • May 27, 2021

In another bit of witless tampering, blockhead leader is trying to avoid a subpoena as McCarthy’s role in the insurrection comes under further scrutiny, with witnesses on both sides of his 1/6 conversation with previous guy. “Donald Trump didn’t need to sleep five hours a night and he would be...

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  • May 16, 2021
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It depresses me to acknowledge this, but the Republicans’ commitment to blatant and serial lying, and Orwellian “make believe” governing, pose a real threat by overwhelming the public debate and individual’s efforts to stay grounded.  While a bit well-worn (and of uncertain provenance), this quote is fundamentally true: “A lie can travel halfway around...

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  • May 15, 2021
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Not surprised by this: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a rising star in the Republican Party. But many of his former staffers told Politico they felt used and abused by the MAGA politician. A group of former DeSantis staffers have formed a “support group” to regularly discuss their adverse experiences...

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  • May 7, 2021

“Dadirri listens and knows, witnesses, feels, empathizes in the pain under the anger, and, if the anger is accompanied by action, seeks to understand the thoughts and feelings behind the action. Dadirri then seeks to find the source of that pain in knowledge-building for a deepening understanding of the more...

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  • April 23, 2021

If Tucker Carlson brags about beating up a gay man and/or liked junk food in high school, shouldn’t he clear that up among other strange tropes like the George Floyd verdict attacking Western Civilization. Here are all the mentions of Carlson in his senior year. Anyone know what the Dan...

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  • April 21, 2021

“Today, a jury did the right thing. But true justice requires much more.“ x Opinion | Caught on camera Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty of all three counts of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.https://t.co/Wi66rRx6iO pic.twitter.com/alUPrS7W4u— Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) April 20, 2021 The...

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  • April 20, 2021

There is supposed to be another presser at 1030am ET in Boulder. The shooter was injured. The details will simply get worse. At least three people were shot in the street presumably as the shooter entered the store. The location is south of the university campus and the central city in...

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  • March 23, 2021

Lost relevance continues with more of the same Trump delusions up-chucking soon, signaled by the latest Big Lie interview with Fox News, likely leading to more revisionism. Unfortunately Trump’s memoirs would be regurgitating the propaganda with little insight or reflection. His Secret Service detail would be useful witnesses as a 1/6...

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  • March 18, 2021

Remember when Brett Kavanaugh was embroiled in controversy during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing and we all thought the powerful and seismic testimony of Christine Blasey Ford would move the needle, but then Lindsey Graham started screaming his head off like an absinthe-besotted wood elf, Kavanaugh did his whole oppressed...

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  • March 16, 2021

In Thursday night’s Biden speech, it was simply good not to listen to the narcissistic blather which we have had to endure for four years. “I promise I will do everything in my power, I will not relent until we beat this virus, but I need you, the American people. I need...

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  • March 12, 2021

Like most of the rest of you, I’m a tad miffed at Democrats’ capitulation to evil. In agreeing to forgo impeachment witnesses and simply read the latest evidence of Donald Trump’s ghastly treachery into the record, congressional Democrats decided to get this all over with lest Republicans delay the proceedings...

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  • February 14, 2021

The WaPo is reporting that the Senate will call wtinesses: The Senate voted Saturday to call witnesses in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, in a surprise move that comes one day after a Republican congresswoman’s account of the former president’s actions on Jan. 6 received national attention. Lead impeachment manager Rep....

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  • February 13, 2021

Response to all the comments below that the Dems “caved”: The House managers really only wanted one witness: Herrera-Beutler, who could testify what Trump told McCarthy — VERY damaging testimony. Herrera-Beutler’s report on that was entered into the record and Trump’s lawyers stipulated to it. That’s what they wanted and...

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  • February 13, 2021

Between 2pm and 230pm on 1/6/2021, apparently Trump knew Pence was in jeopardy prior to his tweet threatening Pence. “Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country…” x What Trump lawyer said does not square with what Sen. Tuberville told reporters...

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  • February 13, 2021

Slowly we turn…. more Trump revelations ahead as his recorded talks with Putin are now available to Biden and Ukraine releases tapes of Giuliani hectoring them to investigate Biden. Then again there’s the distant hope that a vain Trump will be frustrated enough to testify before the Senate. Maybe a cat lawyer...

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  • February 10, 2021

Club rules seem to apply and Democrats don’t have the Senate votes to convict, perhaps wishing to settle for impeaching Trump twice, despite the insurrectionist attack on the Capitol. GQP senators’ cowardice continues with their fear of Trumpist voters, not wishing “to purify government, prevent future crimes and give warning to those who...

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  • February 9, 2021

Trump may have only toyed with the idea of a third party until he realized how much money he needed to grift up front from people who would need to stay out of prison. Gaslight is indeed political vaporware. Wow, it really is shocking that the people who incited an...

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  • January 25, 2021

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said today that Trump and other leaders  provoked the mob the attacked the US Capitol Building January 6 though he would not say if he will lead Senate Republicans in voting to convict Trump of impeachable offenses. “The mob was fed lies,” Mr. McConnell said, referring...

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  • January 19, 2021

Watching the depressing and alarming spectacle of 17 Republican states joining Texas’s bad faith, frivolous Supreme Court application to overturn the election in favor of Trump, I am reminded that in September 2015 I wrote a post titled “The Sad Truth of John Boehner’s Resignation” — which received 1,275 Recommends, 789 Comments and,...

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  • December 10, 2020
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A loser’s victory rally, what a message. In his Valdosta, Georgia speech on Saturday Trump will essentially repeat his 46 minute Facebook rant from Wednesday with a few local references and additional stupid ad libs. Save that hour for more productive activities that don’t involve super-spreading. They’re “not dumb in Georgia” but...

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  • December 3, 2020

COVID-19 patients in American hospitals has surpassed 100,000 for the first time as supply networks will be attacked by gangsters hijacking supplies, and there will inevitably be the problems of guaranteed purity and authenticity. Distribution will get compromised and regulation will be stressed. CNN: The United States reported at least...

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  • December 3, 2020

It’s not rivulets of dung cascading down the ruddy cheeks of Narnia’s mayor, but it’s pretty effing embarrassing nonetheless. Sidney Powell, the super lawyer who was too insane even for Trump, is ratcheting up the kookaburra cray-cray a notch, now that she’s no longer restrained by the bounteous gravitas of Rudy...

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  • December 1, 2020

All his life, Donald Trump has managed to avoid responsibility for the damage he’s done to others: his racial discrimination in his housing (not to mention his neglect of that same housing), his stiffing of contractors, driving many of them into bankruptcy, his exploitation of undocumented immigrants, his misogynistic treatment...

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  • November 27, 2020

Loopy shrunken apple head Rudy Giuliani has been at the vanguard of Donald Trump’s farewell unreality tour — a lurid spectacle that reached its zany zenith over the weekend when his team scheduled a press conference to bellow into the wind about fraud or something. Oddly enough, the event was...

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  • November 9, 2020

Taking bear repellent to a gunfight doesn’t work in all states. This event, still being investigated in Denver unfortunately replicates the incident in Portland where a RW counter-protester assumed that leftist protesters were not armed with guns. In that case, the shooter was hunted down by a US Marshalls SWAT...

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  • October 11, 2020

The New York Times has a piece out about the U.S. Senate race about how Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon (D. ME) is running a strong campaign to unseat the incumbent U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R. ME): Her challenger is a smooth campaigner, fluent and assured about issues like Medicaid...

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  • September 28, 2020

Ron Johnson and his 2019 Fourth of July visit to Russia has revealed that surprise, surprise, FAIL. Rather, he’s reinforced the actual Trump Impeachment investigation and instead affirmed that the “‘Hunterghazi’ tale has been widely debunked.” In reality, Burisma was not even being investigated at the time, and the vice president...

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  • September 23, 2020

Trigger-happy extralegal shooting by federal law enforcement. US Marshals fired many rounds into/at him. But surely death squads don’t exist in America. When police last week surrounded Michael Forest Reinoehl, a self-described anti-fascist suspected of fatally shooting a member of a far-right group in Portland, Ore., the wanted man wasn’t obviously...

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  • September 11, 2020

Trump’s doing more law and order bafflegab among other idiocy, as Trump is whining about not getting credit for stuff. We’ll see whether he takes questions (and flees when the questions get too tough). He’s scared, especially if you compare his presser to Biden’s earlier today, replete with complete sentences. x...

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  • September 4, 2020

The Military Times recently ran a poll that showed Trump running behind Joe Biden among U.S. service members. It was particularly eye-opening considering that military personnel typically favor Republican commanders-in-chief. (Who the eff knows why, but they do.) Well, that ex-advantage may erode even further in the wake of these little revelatory nuggets....

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  • September 3, 2020

The Huffington Post reports that U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R. CO) has been boosting a new Facebook ad touting his record being Trump lapdog. But as the article points out that the only place you won’t see it popping up is in Colorado: In theory, the campaign may not have...

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  • August 17, 2020

        An unprecedented and intimate tour de force of original reporting on the Trump presidency from Bob Woodward.                                                           ...

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  • August 15, 2020

Trump never read Bob Woodward’s first book on Trump, Fear, and yet, Trump does believe that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, what? Why it matters: Trump participated extensively in Woodward's research for the book, sitting for 17 interviews at the White House, Mar-a-Lago and over the phone between December...

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  • August 14, 2020

I’m Red Woodman, Senior Investigator for what we call the “Frog Court.”  If I can just get through today, I can retire with a pension.  But a whole bunch of new cases just hit my in-basket and I came to work to find a guy sobbing over a couple of baby...

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  • August 14, 2020

Like the DHS and DoJ contractors deployed with the miscellaneous tactical units, a variety of former military are formally and informally at play during the Portland protests. In this case, a rogue element was pursued by citizen activists because these “contractors” were trying to escalate peaceful protests. The Military Industrial Complex...

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  • August 11, 2020

Too many compelling arguments for defunding rather than refunding police departments, as the Aurora police seem good at arresting movie theater terrorists but crap at arresting violinists. More sad is their ability to flout authority by mocking that violinist’s death and breaking up mobs of violinists. And then there’s the...

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  • August 6, 2020

x Do you think we should tell @DonaldJTrumpJr that there’s a typo on his book cover? He means “the Democrats’ defense of the indefensible.” pic.twitter.com/SVSEiThDjn— Garrett M. Graff (@vermontgmg) July 11, 2020 Here’s a screen grab in case you can’t read the tweet: Thing 1: There’s a grammatical error … on...

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  • July 12, 2020

Reactionaries just do their Chad/Karen thing, believing that their speech rights trump others. In this case municipally sanctioned street murals do have some protections. x A Martinez, California couple defaced a Black Lives Matter street mural hours after it was complete, using black paint 😡 pic.twitter.com/RBJyMel4EV— HOT 97 (@HOT97) July...

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  • July 10, 2020

From Sam Brodey at The Daily Beast: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has been the object of liberal ire since her 2018 vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Now in a tight re-election fight, whatever hopes she might have had of putting that episode behind her were dashed this week,...

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  • July 2, 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

New reporting from CNN: From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, Trump's phone calls alarm US officials In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in...

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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

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

Bill Barr has refused to appear before the House Judiciary committee but other witnesses have not. This could be a bigger deal, if only to remind how Barr’s entire career as a Republican “fixer” might be laid bare. Not exactly impeachment but the basis for post-Trump prosecution might be created....

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  • June 17, 2020
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