Category: 2020

William Barr is the pardon Donald Trump gave himself

William Barr is the pardon Donald Trump gave himself

A lawyer who has dreamed of unchecked GOP power now has a client unafraid to abuse it If you had any doubt who William Barr is, your worst fears were confirmed this week. He is a man utterly devoted to bending the law to grab political power for Republican presidents to use with impunity. Exhibit A: The Justice Department announced […]

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The antidote to Trump’s fascist hate rallies — knocking on doors

The antidote to Trump’s fascist hate rallies — knocking on doors

In the battle for brains, conversations fight fascism Fear makes people vote conservative. Donald Trump’s unique value proposition to the Republican Party is his shamelessness in giving voice to the fear that white political dominance is fading, a fear that has long guided conservative strategies to maintaining white power while representing fewer and fewer Americans — both in its demographics […]

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How Donald Trump can win with 43% of the popular vote

How Donald Trump can win with 43% of the popular vote

By not impeaching, Democrats are inviting Trump up to destroy the Democratic nominee Yes, presidential national polls more than a year out are meaningless. To be fair, they’re probably about as meaningless as presidential national polls a few weeks before an election that could be decided by the barest margins in the electoral college. But Dave Weigel points out something […]

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Legislative pre-brief. Lunch with the Democrat House of Representatives. Oval. Private Dining Room.

How to tell if you’re suffering from impeachmentphobia

Call your Member of Congress to ask if becoming catatonic in the face of massive corruption, collusion, and crimes is right for your country. At the Constitutional Convention, James Madison imagined impeachment as a relief from a chief executive who “might lose his capacity after his appointment. He might pervert his administration into a scheme of peculation or oppression. He might betray his […]

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A Democratic Presidency isn’t going to solve the Mitch McConnell problem

A Democratic Presidency isn’t going to solve the Mitch McConnell problem

The first democratic presidential primary debates took place this past week in Miami, Florida over the course of two nights. Twenty out of twenty three candidates qualified to stand on the debate stage, and ten candidates stood each night (we seriously have to work on pushing some people out of this race). On the first debate night, moderators Chuck Todd […]

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We know what Mueller will say on July 24. The question is if the people will demand justice on July 25.

We know what Mueller will say on July 24. The question is if the people will demand justice on July 25.

If voters do not rise up to demand impeachment on July 25, the collusion may never end July 25, 2019 could go down in history as the day democracy failed. Or it could be a new independence day, against our own mad wannabe king. If you trust Robert Mueller, we pretty much already know what he’s going to say when […]

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The inexcusable danger of needing to believe Donald Trump is an assclown

The inexcusable danger of needing to believe Donald Trump is an assclown

Trump is good at getting away with rape, racism and justifying atrocities, and your disdain is his secret weapon. There are few words that infuriate the people who despise Donald Trump more than “He’s actually good at this.” Call him a fool, a clown, any ableist term you can mutter to suggest that he’s deranged, diminished or flailing and people […]

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Donald Trump earns the all-time record for starving workers of raises

Donald Trump earns the all-time record for starving workers of raises

From swiping overtime pay from 8 million to hiring foreign workers over Americans, Trump has always fought for your right to earn less. June 16, 2019 marks one of the darkest days for workers since the New Deal. We are now living in the longest period without a minimum wage increase in the history of the minimum wage. “This sad […]

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What’s behind Elizabeth Warren’s growing appeal? A killer grasp of how power works

What’s behind Elizabeth Warren’s growing appeal? A killer grasp of how power works

She sees the big ripoff and knows only a plan beats power After Elizabeth Warren refused to do a town hall on Fox News, I wrote a column where I argued, “There has been no candidate for president in my lifetime who has better matched her country’s needs.” The piece ends up making the case for a two-woman ticket led […]

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A Michigan conservative Republican makes the case for Donald Trump’s impeachment

A Michigan conservative Republican makes the case for Donald Trump’s impeachment

The simple case for impeachment (that doesn’t include Emolument Clause violations, conflicts of interest, illegal family separations, and various other high crimes and misdemeanors). Some have pointed out that the case for impeachment has not be clearly made. These people are probably busy following Democrats in Congress and not Republican Rep. Justin Amash. It saddens me that some conservatives are […]

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When you wake up one day and realize you’ve been getting your ass kicked for 40 years

When you wake up one day and realize you’ve been getting your ass kicked for 40 years

We’re finally seeing how voter suppression, mass incarceration, the war on women and the demise of labor all feed off each other. Unfortunately, conservatives figured that almost 50 years ago. Abortion is being criminalized in state after state, punishing poor people and people of color. We have no attorney general. Prosecutions of Trump’s political opponents seem inevitable. War crimes are […]

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