I will never trust republicans of any “type”.

I try to keep out of American politics  as I have been an expat for over half my life [passed that milestone last month] and just don't understand it anymore. I haven’t written anything anywhere for more than three years on any subject to do with the US. However, that said, as before the last…

The Reality of never being here before. I feel like it is 1860

Get ready people because the reality of losing our democracy is real.   I said this in 2016 and people scoffed.  It is a reality.   The sides are lining up.  Brother against brother, Mother against child, husband against wife.  This may even be worse than 1860 considering the people of that era were not as connected…

Never Ceases to Amaze Me…

It took credible evidence and the words of the self-identified victims of underage sexual advances, to allow Doug Jones to defeat Roy Moore for the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions in 2017. Mr. Jones deserved to win the race on integrity alone. Confirmed in 1997 as the United States Attorney for the Northern…

Collusion between Trump campaign and Russia never ended

As we begin a week of pure GOP propaganda, it’s time to remind ourselves how we got here as well as remind ourselves that the GOP is still entangled with Russia as well as malign forces. With less than 100 days before the presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials are warning that Russia and other adversaries…

Krugman: Conservatives Insist They Are Never Ever Wrong

Paul Krugman is always a pleasure to read, in that he is so often right, and so often cuts to the heart of the matter. This morning’s column is particularly insightful: Trump and His Infallible Advisers Trump and company didn’t make a one-time mistake. They grossly minimized the pandemic and its dangers every step of…

Sarcasm never works when you rely on repeated misnomer and then lie about it

x The word Pulitzer is trending on Twitter in the U.S. because the president confused the Nobel Prizes with the Pulitzer Prizes. The word Noble is also trending, because he misspelled Nobel. — Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 26, 2020 “He appears to have mixed up Pulitzer prizes with the Nobel prize, which he spelled incorrectly…

Trump: “Safety might happen at a level like safety has never happened before”

Trump both condemned and supported contradictory positions today during his presser. Nothing new, but unlike his campaign rallies, he gets refuted in real time. What national biowarfare suicide looks like.  Trump said his CDC director was ‘misquoted.’ Then his CDC director said he was ‘accurately quoted.’ x 2 months in the dark: the increasingly damning timeline…

Steve Schmidt: 'We've never seen a president more visibly failing hour by hour'

Yes, he foisted Sarah Palin on our national politics, which was a little like bringing an uncooked moose to a dinner party instead of a nice insouciant, oaky cabernet. But Steve Schmidt, the veteran Republican campaign strategist who guided John McCain’s 2008 presidential run, now speaks the truth. And he’s not pulling punches when it comes to…