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Mueller Time

If you are looking for a straightforward article that sums up Robert Mueller’s report and William Barr’s somewhat disingenuous interpretations of it, you can hardly do better than this article in Politico. I find it very sad that the office of Attorney General of the US has become completely politicized. The Attorney General is supposed […]

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SNL on Mueller Report

Live from New York, in real time!

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Pretend-Meta-Pretend

How many layers of pretending can we put up with from our Onion in Chief? As usual, creator Jen Sorensen has good commentary to go with her comic: This cartoon was inspired by Trump’s recent Twitter explosion over Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of him on SNL. Among other things, Trump called for “retribution” and added “THE […]

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What’s in a name?

An 11-year-old boy named Joshua Trump was invited by Melania Trump (no relation) to the State of the Union speech Tuesday night. He was invited because he had to drop out of school in Maryland after he was bullied about his last name. I applaud Melania for inviting him, even if it was (likely) done […]

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Running Government like a Business

Politicians who come from the business world like to claim that they are going to “run the government like a business”. There are two problems with this: The first is that running a business is nothing like running a government. If you doubt this, just do a search for “why government should not be run […]

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Pardon Me!

Kate McKinnon (as Wilbur Ross) and Steve Martin (as Roger Stone!) are both absolutely hilarious in last night’s SNL cold open:

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Trump Chickens Out

Today, on the 35th day of the shutdown, Donald Trump announced a temporary reopening of the government for three weeks. And no, he didn’t get any funding for the wall. He totally caved. Why? Could it be because he already lost a handful of Republican Senators, who yesterday voted against Trump as a warning shot […]

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Welcome to the Idiocracy

On Friday there was an Indigenous Peoples March at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. A group of teenagers surrounded a Native American elder. What happened was captured on video, and you can see one teen blocking the man’s path, and other teens laughing, jumping around, and mocking the marchers. But here’s the really ironic […]

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We Should Hope Trump is a Russian Agent

An article in Wired magazine points out that, while the idea that Donald Trump has been compromised by the Russian government and is purposely acting as their agent is horrible enough, the alternative is even worse. The pattern of his pro-Putin, pro-Russia, anti-FBI, anti-intelligence community actions are so one-sided, and the lies and obfuscation surrounding every […]

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A Pretty Good Imitation of a Russian Agent

Here are 18 suspicious things that Donald Trump has done that make him look like a Russian asset, if not a full-blown Russian agent. Read them.

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It’s 1984 Now!

It looks like 1984 is happening, but just 35 years late. Because the slogans from the novel — War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength — have become the slogans of Donald Trump’s Republican party. Trump tells us that in order to have peace, we — a nation created by immigrants — […]

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Giant Shapeless Ass

These are the first few paragraphs of an article by conservative pundit Andrew Sullivan. You should read the whole thing. When is the moment we can say that Trump has clearly gone over the line in erasing democratic and constitutional restraints on his personal power? I’d say declaring a national emergency when there isn’t one […]

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Former Presidents?

Donald Trump claimed that “all” the former presidents knew that they should have built a border wall, and that “Some of them have told me that we should have done it.” But all the living ex-presidents have denied even talking to Trump about the wall. So which presidents is Trump talking about? Here’s a good […]

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Declaration of Victory?

I may be way off base here, especially since I have not seen anyone else float this theory. But does anyone else think that maybe Donald Trump’s speech tonight will: A. Declare a national emergency. B. Order the military to build the wall across the southern border, and to use their money to pay for […]

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Two Funny Things to Read

First, McSweeney’s has a hilarious article by Devorah Blachor. The title gives it all away: “I don’t hate women candidates — I just hated Hillary and coincidentally I’m starting to hate Elizabeth Warren”. But it is definitely worth a read. The second article, by Vicky Alvear Shecter, also gives some of the punchline away: “What […]

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