Maybe No One In The White House Can Read?

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News organizations, pundits and bloggers all continue to express their amazement at the number of bald-faced lies uttered by the current occupant of the Oval Office. And it is certainly baffling; after all, virtually all of these falsehoods are easily disproved. Why would someone who presumably wants to be taken seriously provide political opponents and the general public with constant […]

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Far-Right Media Part of FBI Russia Investigation

Breitbart & Infowars - far-right media

As a part of their investigation into the potential links between America and Russia in Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential elections, the FBI is reportedly also looking at far-right media’s role in assisting Russian bots and trolls in disseminating propaganda promoted and often produced by Russian sources. Two prominent conservative outlets – Breitbart and Infowars – are named as possible co-conspirators. At the heart […]

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Sessions Lied Under Oath About Russia Communications

Sessions Lied Under Oath About Russia Communications

Last night the Washington Post published a blockbuster story detailing two separate occasions in which Attorney General Jeff Sessions communicated with Russian officials while serving as a surrogate on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Subsequent to those communications, Sessions testified before Congress in his nomination hearing he was “not aware of any of those activities” (referencing any surrogate communications with Russian officials) adding “I did […]

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Battling Trump Lies: Denial Isn’t a River in Egypt

In attacking and blacklisting CNN, Donald Trump launched an assault on free press

I recently read a sobering report on climate change; apparently, the pace of the predicted rise in sea levels is accelerating. The effects will not be uniform–some areas will see a more rapid rise than others. As the introductory paragraphs noted, polar ice is melting and the seas are rising faster than at any time in at least 2,800 years. The sea […]

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Trump’s Twitter Temper Tantrum Over Russia Allegations

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Following the resignation of Michael Flynn over intelligence that he not only discussed Russian sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last year but subsequently lied about it to at least one White House official, news began breaking from major news outlets detailing a larger, more complex story involving Russia’s ongoing interference in United States sovereignty. Among the largest of those stories […]

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Flynn’s Russia Scandal: What Did Trump Know and When?

Michael Flynn 's Russia Scandal: What Did Trump Know and When?

The larger question in the ongoing Michael Flynn scandal and resignation isn’t whether he broke the law by discussing Russian sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last year; rather, it’s when Donald Trump knew, and why he didn’t act sooner. As late as a few hours before Flynn’s resignation, Trump had White House counselor Kellyanne Conway making the media rounds proclaiming the […]

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Debunking Trump: Rampant Voter Fraud is Not a Thing

Trump wants an investigation of alleged voter fraud / voting fraud

What are Americans to make of Donald Trump’s insistence that he would have won the popular vote but for “millions” of fraudulent votes? I suppose the first thing we need to do– as my mother used to admonish me– “Consider the source.” As Philip Roth memorably described Trump in an interview published by the New Yorker, “[he is] ignorant of […]

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Betsy DeVos Plagiarized Many Senate Questionnaire Sections

Betsy DeVos

In addition to the many issues already uncovered about Betsy DeVos’ cabinet nomination (ranging from her severe anti-LGBTQ history and lack of education experience to promotion of education privatization) a new scandal just emerged: she plagiarized several sections of her Senate questionnaire. The Washington Post reported on the plagiarism scandal: President Trump’s nominee for education secretary, in written responses to questions from senators, […]

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Trump’s Attack on Refugees: How Long Can This Last?

Trump executive order targets Syria refugees and Muslims

Sentient Americans of all political persuasions knew that Donald Trump was unfit to occupy the Oval Office. We knew he was unstable. But even those of us who were terrified by his election have been astonished by the speed with which he is harming critical American interests and plunging the country–and world– into chaos. Trump’s most recent Executive Order, banning […]

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