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Body Slam Politics

Today there is an election in Montana to fill the congressional seat vacated by Ryan Zinke when he became Donald Trump’s Secretary of the Interior. Montana only has one congressperson, and the state (and thus that district) went for Trump by 20 percentage points. So the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, has been expected to win. […]

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100 Days?

Three weeks before the election, Donald Trump gave a speech at Gettysburg promising a “100 day contract” with America. Here’s what that “contract” promised, put into a flashy graphic that Trump posted to Twitter: The tweet from Trump also said “My contract with the American voter will restore honesty, accountability & CHANGE to Washington! #DrainTheSwamp”. […]

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Sinking Feelings

Two new polls from Gallup and Pew Research are bad news not just for Donald Trump, but for Republicans in general. The number of Americans who say that Trump keeps his promises has plummeted from 62% in February to 45% (a drop of 17 points). “Can bring about changes this country needs” went from 53% […]

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Betting Against Trump

The UK betting house Ladbrokes has just raised the odds that Trump will be impeached or will resign to 56%. The odds were previously close to even at 52%, but things seem to be getting worse for the embattled president. And we may get our first official test of Trump’s failing popularity. Georgia will vote […]

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Bad Lip Reading at Trump’s Inauguration

This is pretty funny!

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Coal in their Stockings?

It started when progressives started donating money to Planned Parenthood in the name of VP-elect Mike Pence. Pence receives a thank-you note for every donation. Donations have surged 17 times their normal rate since the election. But why stop there? Many progressives are now making donations to other organizations in the names of their Trump-voting […]

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Woe Be Gone?

Garrison Keillor says “Trump voters will not like what happens next“. Here are a few short quotes so you will go read the whole thing: The Trumpers never expected their guy to actually win the thing, and that’s their problem now. They wanted only to whoop and yell, boo at the H-word, wear profane T-shirts, […]

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Managing Trump

Reports are circulating that Donald Trump’s top campaign staffers have cut of his Twitter access until after the election. All I can say is it is about time. Can we cut it off permanently? I think Trump + Twitter = hate crime. Of course, Trump’s campaign has denied those reports, but I see no compelling […]

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Far Away

As this story is posted, I’m flying far away from the US. I will watch the US election from Paris. Regardless of the outcome, I’m really glad to be away. And as an added bonus, I get a foreign perspective on what is happening and what it means. Of course, there have been plenty of […]

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Leaking

The Atlantic has a short, concise summary of what is going on with the FBI. You should read it. Basically, anti-Clinton insiders at the FBI, with help from the Trump campaign — including Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon — leaked information saying that an investigation into the Clinton Foundation was likely to lead to an […]

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The Ex-Presidents

It is looking like every (living) ex-president is voting for Hillary Clinton. If you are keeping score, that’s three Democrats and two Republicans (both named Bush).

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The Verdict?

A powerful political ad created by Joss Whedon for Save the Day:

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Learning from History?

I never would have believed it if someone told me back in 2008 that the Republicans would nominate someone for president who makes Dubya look reasonable in comparison. This country elected Dubya, and during his watch 9/11 happened. Then he started two disastrous wars from which we are still trying to recover (and deliberately lied […]

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Laying Waste to the American Political System

Matt Taibi is one of my favorite investigative journalists, and his writing is always worth a read (even when I don’t entirely agree with him). His latest article in Rolling Stone “The Fury and Failure of Donald Trump” is a must read. The article is not so much about Trump as his followers, and the […]

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Changing Opinions?

© Matt Lubchansky Is it almost impossible to change people’s opinions with facts? If so, is democracy doomed?

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