Trump is only 62% fascist or 29 Benitos short of a dictatorship

WaPo published an update to the estimation of whether Trump was more than a rhetorical trope as a fascist, or more of an actual, historical fascist. 29 more “Benitos” to go, Trump has yet to win reelection by rigged balloting and only has a fraction of the population incarcerated. Ripping children from their parents, and increasing…

A short note on face masks [UPDATED]

I watched Mike Pence’s joint appearance today with TX Gov. Greg Abbott, and wanted to point out the latest, harmful and obfuscating dodge when it comes to wearing face masks.  There are many other examples of this with Pence, but I will use this latest appearance as the example.  Multiple times Pence said as to…

New Lincoln Project ad: Short, to the point, devastating

Hello, apostate Republicans! There will be time to hate you again later. For now … thanks for this. x 100,000 dead Americans. One wrong president. pic.twitter.com/NTH4cT0Xum— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) May 27, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> Well, honestly, it’s not fair to refer to the folks behind The Lincoln Project as apostates. They still hew to…

“It's nothing short of a disgrace!” Labour loses in the UK

A cautionary tale for US Democrats if only because of negative media framing of Jeremy Corbyn. Labour’s worst defeat since the 1930s. Disinformation, racism, Islamophobia, and fascist rhetoric — aided and amplified by the world’s largest social media platform, Facebook — just swung another election. Pay attention to this one, America. #UKElection — Caroline Orr…

The Short and Crucial Response to Rudy Giuliani's Bad Faith Argument

By now, we all likely have heard about Rudy Giuliani’s absurd “truth isn’t truth” argument on this Sunday’s Meet the Press: RUDY GIULIANI: . . . . And when you tell me that, you know, [Trump] should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry, well that’s so silly because it’s somebody’s version…