The Real Bottom Line

  I just read a report that big-money donors are threatening to abandon the Democratic Party “if they go too far left.” As an example, a wealthy Democratic donor named Stephen Cloobeck said on TV recently: I’ve talked to Schumer. I’ve talked to Wyden. I’ve talked to Pelosi.  And I said if you use the […]
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Keeping us in Suspense

  Drop by tiny drop the “leaks” keep coming but why aren’t we hearing some official news from all of those investigations into Russia’s hacking? I would think the facts are easy to uncover. It’s common knowledge that Putin’s hackers stole information from the Democratic Party’s computers and released the damaging stuff they found. And everyone […]
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Crime of the Century

  The roar of outrage has subsided to a murmur as Americans get used to having Trump as their president. I see little or nothing in today’s news about the various “investigations”  supposedly under way. No word from Robert Mueller. No word from all those committees in the House and the Senate. It seems the crime […]
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The Power of Propaganda

  You might think you’re too smart to fall for fake news. You might wonder why governments waste their money on propaganda. You might even laugh at demagogues like Donald Trump when they tweet bad math to support a dangerous overhaul of America’s health care system. Who would fall for such crap, you wonder. But […]
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Digging up the Dirt

  When the president and vice president of the United States have to hire lawyers to shield them from prosecution,… When the vast majority in Congress, however poor before they got elected, are millionaires… When lobbyists and influence peddlers, foreign and domestic, write the nation’s laws… I have to wonder what Robert Mueller might find when he […]
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Trump is at it Again

i think the world of Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell  and the rest of the MSNBC crew, but I suspect they’re falling for one of those classic Trump gambits. They are seriously pondering the implications of Trump firing Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to dig up the facts behind the Russian hacking scandal. Of course Trump […]
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Dump Trump? Not So Fast!

There are many reasons to rid America of the blight inflicted by the recent presidential election. But there’s one equally compelling reason to endure it. Rid the nation of Trump and what have we got? Mike Pence. Trump is a menace, of course, but Pence would be worse. The vice president is a truly dangerous human being. […]
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Troubling Signs

I’m sure you’ve heard that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” And I’m also sure you’ve noticed how America’s new president is imitating Vladimir Putin. He and his minions are deploying a massive propaganda initiative, for example, based on “alternative facts.” And they relentlessly attack the mainstream media while silencing critics like Elizabeth Warren. Are they […]
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End of an Empire?

As Trump’s America descends into Third World autocracy, nepotism, corruption and oppression, the end of the mighty US empire could be approaching. The gulf between blue America and red America is widening as Americans grow increasingly hostile to one another. And individual states are becoming more eager to go their own way. I just read about a poll showing […]
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Two Years to Get Ready

  You could collapse in despair as Trump and his Republican minions shred the Constitution and turn back the clock. Or you could start preparing for battle, knowing “we the people” get to have our say again in a couple of years. As  the bigots and xenophobes impose their will on the rest of us, […]
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