Tag Archives: Donald Trump

The politics of cowardice

Thanks to the wizardly Mitch McConnell and his aides, the Affordable Care Act is set to transform into a bill authorizing tax cuts for millionaires and the vaporizing of Medicaid, the dream of the Ayn Rand-ites since 1964. Before readers … Continue reading

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The self-abasement of Cuban American politicians

Embarrassing: Citing “wonderful memories” from campaign visits, Trump said “that was right before the election — I guess it worked.” The president also met privately with veterans from the Bay of Pigs, the ill-fated April 1961 invasion of Cuba by … Continue reading

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Barack Obama’s legacy, Part #32

Because Hillary Clinton would have nominated these federal judges had she won the election: He has already received attention for calling Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy a “judicial prostitute”; said he “strongly disagree[s]” with the Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence … Continue reading

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It’s time to call your senators

No fool, Mitch McConnell, I suspect, is using the Russia hearings to pass the Senate’s version of the House bill to limit the number of the poor who can get health are, i.e. the health care version of stripping names … Continue reading

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The nonsense of marching against “Sharia law”

So marches against “Sharia law” are happening as I type. Fortunately, these marches celebrate the diversity of opinion regarding the interpretation of the Koran and the discussion among Muslims about what Sharia means. Pawl Bazile, who runs Proud Boy, a … Continue reading

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The Comey hearings: Soto’s on it

I’m keeping this live blogging as loose as my belt. James Comey supplied tomorrow’s pullquote: “I kept a record of my conversations with the president because I thought he might lie about it.” 12:38 p.m. Rachel Maddow on Twitter: “I … Continue reading

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Trump isn’t getting impeached

It’s possible Daddy Long Arms, aka James Comey, relaxed in sweat pants, sandals and socks, and a yellow I LUV PUERTO RICO tee, will offer, to use a favorite Beltway adjective, bombshell testimony tomorrow. These revelations will dominate the news … Continue reading

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The reward for electing a businessman

Much as I remain wary of stories citing anonymous sources and haven’t spent much time linking to stories reliant on them, I can’t resist posting these claims: President Donald Trump reportedly asked his top intelligence official in March to get … Continue reading

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On the nexus between white nationalists and queer men

In a grotesque inversion — I use this noun intentionally — of the concept Christopher Hitchens called superpower self-pity, some gay white men hope to protect themselves from abuse by aligning themselves with the vilest fringes of racism. Donna Minkowitz’s … Continue reading

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Sticking it to liberals

I knew Trump intended to screw over tree huggers and other liberals when during his speech announcing American abdication of its responsibility to reduce fossil fuel consumption he mentioned “draconian” as if the scriptwriters learned the word from the Reader’s … Continue reading

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Screw the world

Sean McElwee: This is it. The GOP satraps can have abortions, attend the weddings of gay friends, and buy organic food; the poor in Pennsylvania, rural Mississippi and in my own state Florida can chew on the rinds of their … Continue reading

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Trump: ‘a pustule of ego’

Besides reminding me that Pushkin retold a story I had loved as a child but whose authorship I never knew, Rebecca Solnit accurately diagnoses the Trumpian pathology in an aphoristic manner I’m a sucker for: Equality keeps us honest. Our … Continue reading

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