Category: Donald Trump

Start your panic giving now!

Start your panic giving now!

Let’s lead in Wisconsin and flip state legislatures and then see if we have any money left April 7, 2020. That’s the date of the Wisconsin primary. It’s also the date of the next Wisconsin Supreme Court election. If you pay close attention to Badger State politics, you may be still be having night terrors revolving around the last Wisconsin […]

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Trump’s impeachable crimes show he knows how to steal the 2020 election

Trump’s impeachable crimes show he knows how to steal the 2020 election

The smoking gun shows why you can’t underestimate Trump Donald Trump’s central insight is that almost no one follows American politics closely, not even the press. Look at this chart from Dr. Rachel Bitecofer: If you are reading this now, on a Thanksgiving weekend especially, you are highly engaged with politics. You probably know that Trump went to Afghanistan because […]

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Impeachment witnesses say they are “demoralized”; America’s teachers: “First time?”

Impeachment witnesses say they are “demoralized”; America’s teachers: “First time?”

As a career teacher, watching the House impeachment hearings has been a sort of “out of body experience.” Like the rest of America, I’ve witnessed a parade of brilliant, highly-educated, dedicated foreign service diplomats deliver eloquent, insightful testimony under the most pressure-packed circumstances they’ve ever experienced, and do so with grace, elegance, and professionalism. At the same time, reports have […]

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For democracy to prevail, the Republican Party must be convicted and removed

For democracy to prevail, the Republican Party must be convicted and removed

Placing your career over the Constitution must have consequences What are the most telling revelations uncovered in impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump? I’d nominate two new facts that are equally revealing and ominous: 1. As soon as Trump gets away with it, he’s at it again. On the day after Robert Mueller testified before the House and it immediately became […]

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The billionaires are mad at us because we’re trillionaires

The billionaires are mad at us because we’re trillionaires

If you want to know what this election could be about, sip the sweat and tears of certain billionaires Even before Emmanuel Saez and and GOTMFV show guest Gabriel Zucman documented that billionaires are paying a lower effective tax rate than the working class, even before two billionaires jumped into the Democratic primary way too late, even before billionaires began […]

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Donald Trump will definitely lose the popular vote by millions — and he could still definitely be ‘elected’ president

Donald Trump will definitely lose the popular vote by millions — and he could still definitely be ‘elected’ president

And the only thing you should be overwhelmed by is how much you can do to stop him This is your brain on polls. Just hours before Democrats swept into voting booths to gain full control of recent swing-state Virginia and the Kentucky governorship, polls from The New York Times Upshot and Siena College, which were quite accurate in 2018, […]

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Let’s stop helping Trump lie

Let’s stop helping Trump lie

Our media has been trained to privilege lies, another weakness in our system Trump has hacked (but it’s helping him get impeached). Democrats are being accused of something preposterous — good messaging. NEW: House Democrats are crushing Republicans w/ use of testimony to frame #impeachment of @realDonaldTrump for American voters, weaponizing selective leaks from closed-door depositions to portray commander in […]

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The Trump Administration has no plan for the 21 million they hope to uninsure — but they do have a plan to gut Medicare

The Trump Administration has no plan for the 21 million they hope to uninsure — but they do have a plan to gut Medicare

Massive payoffs for the wealthy. Massive risks for everyone else. Hell for the most vulnerable. That’s the plan. Given the unrelenting string of horrors and high crimes coming out of the White House, you can be excused for missing two of the biggest stories of the year, with life-or-death consequences that could last the rest of our lives. As you […]

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GASLIGHT ALERT: Dozens of Republicans ARE in the room during the impeachment hearings

GASLIGHT ALERT: Dozens of Republicans ARE in the room during the impeachment hearings

Republicans are trying to overturn the results of the 2018 election Because Republicans lost the House of Representatives in 2018, they are no longer in the majority and, because of this, Democrats control the impeachment process that is now underway. To hear Republicans and Fox News tell it, they are engaged in an unconstitutional process (that is actually IN the […]

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Democrats shouldn’t help the press pretend they care about ‘paying’ for things

Democrats shouldn’t help the press pretend they care about ‘paying’ for things

Figure out who paid for the wall and who pays for tax cuts for the rich and then get back to us The press — and a few of her opponents — think they have Elizabeth Warren cornered. She refuses to buy into their urge to get a soundbite that plays into a right-wing narrative that reducing people’s health care […]

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What’s keeping Trump’s base in place? Strategic Racism

What’s keeping Trump’s base in place? Strategic Racism

The biggest mistake we can make is forgetting what Trump is good at Despite his relentless efforts to screw anyone who isn’t a billionaire and betray the nation in general, Donald Trump’s appeal to his shrinking party remains durable and inexplicable to many rational minds. Still, you can’t help but wonder where it comes from and how to undermine it […]

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