Trump is getting worse

As bad as we thought he might be, he’s becoming infinitely worse. So writes Eugene Robinson in the Washington Post, and it’s impossible to disagree. What’s really terrifying is that the Republicans in Congress are mostly quiescent. They’re either afraid of Trump’s 35%-of-voters base or they really don’t give a damn about what Tillerson’s done …

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A compendium of greed

The Boston Globe’s columnist Michael A. Cohen has compiled a list of some of the more egregious instances of corruption in the Trump Cabinet. It’s got the highlights, from the first-class plane tickets to the dining room set to the excessive use of security details. It’s instructive to see them all laid out in one …

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Big election night for Va. Dems

The Democrats won all the statewide races in Virginia on Tuesday, from Governor to Lieutenant Governor to Attorney General. That in itself is pretty impressive, but here’s what’s downright astonishing: the party may very well take control of the Virginia House of Delegates. That’s the lower house of the legislature, the one in which Republicans …

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Senator Sanders is mistaken

Bernie Sanders continues to cater to and hunt for the white working class, particularly the male part of it. He apparently concluded that Democrats should do that based on the statistics collected about Trump voters in the last election. Many of those voters were members of that class, no question. But should the Democrats sell …

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Enough with the advice already

I know the authors of these “Democrats, play nice” articles mean well, but none of them seem to recognize what the Republicans are doing. Republicans in this century have thrown the idea of comity to the winds; it’s absolute political power they want. Here’s an example of one of these articles. It advises the Senate …

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Democratic Convention, Night Four

Jeebus. Some people just have to criticize no matter what. 11:33 p.m. ET | The New York Times’ David Brooks: “I thought it was a below average speech, to be honest. I don’t know why she can’t project humanity.” To hell with you, Brooks. She hit all her marks, she smiled, she hammered her opponent …

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Democratic Convention, Night Three

“Don’t boo, vote.” Those were President Obama’s words when he mentioned the Republican candidate’s name during his speech tonight. The exhortation encapsulates the sentiment behind all the evening’s speeches, from VP Joe Biden through former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg and VP-nominee Senator Tim Kaine culminating in a wonderful speech by President Barack Obama. Tonight was …

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Democratic Convention, Night Two

Tonight didn’t have quite the blockbuster speeches that last night did, but it had Bill Clinton extolling the virtues of his wife and telling stories about the early days of their courtship and marriage. Many of them were stories I don’t think have been told before. I actually did learn a few things; I had …

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