Twit-nit in Chief

There was a mass shooting in California today. Our illustrious President tweeted his condolences to the victims and their families this evening. Trouble is, he addressed those condolences to the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas, which had its mass shooting ten days ago. The charitable thing would be to attribute this error to jet lag. …

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Evangelicals and sex

We have before us Judge Roy Moore, twice-removed Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and currently candidate for the US Senate in the same state, who stands accused of fondling a 14-year-old girl when he was in his thirties, several decades ago. This is the same Judge Moore who was thrown off the State Supreme …

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A question

How is it that the Republican Party repeatedly says gun control laws won’t work and aren’t needed but continually says more and more restrictive abortion laws are desperately needed? “The shooters will just get guns on the black market,” they say when arguing against restrictions on gun purchasers. But when one points out that women …

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Pardon me?

Arpaio didn’t just let an order by a federal judge slip his mind. No, he deliberately violated it. Repeatedly. Specifically, Arpaio was convicted this July by Judge Susan Bolton of willfully and intentionally violating an order issued to him in 2011 by a different federal judge, G. Murray Snow. [snip] Snow issued a preliminary injunction …

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Six months in office

Today is the six-month anniversary of Trump’s inauguration and already: Some of President Trump’s lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing the president’s authority to grant pardons, according to people familiar with …

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Washed, Dried, Folded, Recycled

A few days ago The New Republic published an article entitled “Trump’s Russian Laundromat.” In it, reporter Craig Unger writes But even without an investigation by Congress or a special prosecutor, there is much we already know about the president’s debt to Russia. A review of the public record reveals a clear and disturbing pattern: …

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Notes v. Tapes

Who ya gonna believe? Trump and his Twitter threat? James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017 Or Director Comey and his contemporaneous notes of the conversations between himself and the President? I don’t like what …

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More stupidity from the Trumpsters

Always kick down and never self-examine. That’s our President. In a deeply reported story in today’s Washington Post, we find more details of how FBI Director Comey’s firing was handled by the President and those few minions who knew he was thinking of it. Trump’s team did not have a full-fledged communications strategy for how …

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US Attorneys Missing

Back in March Trump’s Attorney General, evil little troll Jeff Sessions, abruptly dismissed all sitting US Attorneys (prosecutors). That isn’t unusual; all Presidents typically ask the people in those jobs to resign and then replace them with attorneys of their own choice. What’s unusual is that a month later not a single one of those …

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