Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Yay Resistance!

  Members of the Trump Resistance are turning handsprings over the guilty plea of President Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI about pre-inauguration conversations with the Russian ambassador. But, this case and its ramifications should trouble … Continue reading

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The Rehabilitation of George W. Bush

  Nothing says United States of Amnesia quite like the rehabilitation of George W. Bush. Articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and even the Guardian eagerly reported Bush’s recent speech with its implicit criticisms of Trump as a hopeful … Continue reading

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Propagandized

  I’m so sick of reading letters-to-the-editor in our local paper blaming Russia for besmirching our precious democracy and electing Donald Trump. Why, you’d almost think that there was a propaganda effort afoot to get gullible Americans to believe such … Continue reading

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Crackpot Centrism

  I’m smitten. Caitlin Johnstone is my new favorite blogger. She’s smart, funny and absolutely fearless. She also writes about the things I’m most interested in–political/economy, foreign policy, and media manipulation. Perhaps because she’s Australian, Johnstone deftly deconstructs US propaganda, following … Continue reading

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Friends like these

  There’s an effort underway to force the US to attack Iran. The pressure is coming from the putative allies of the US in the Middle-East: Saudi Arabia and Israel. Of course this crazy idea is also supported by the … Continue reading

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Leftless in America

  In The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump, political scientist, Corey Robin says that conservatism draws its power and purpose from opposition to the left. “From the French Revolution through civil rights and women’s lib, struggles … Continue reading

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The Axis of Stupid

  Between Trump’s UN speech and the new Committee to Investigate Russia, I don’t know who’s dumber–Trump, or the disparate faction that seems determined to take him down. The Committee to Investigate Russia is sponsored by Hollywood director Rob Reiner, who … Continue reading

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