Only the best people, huh?

That’s how Trump described the people he’d hire to work for him in the White House and at the Cabinet agencies. We’ve all seen how that’s worked out, what with Scott Pruitt fired in disgrace from EPA, Tom Price ditto from HHS, Michael Flynn fired from NSA, Jeff Sessions from Justice, David Shulkin from the …

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Bye-bye, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III

What do you suppose Jeff Sessions’ tipple of choice is, and is he consuming it by the bucketful this evening? After all, he gave up a secure Senate seat two years ago for what quickly turned out to be a mess of pottage. Compelled by law to recuse himself from the Russia – Trump campaign …

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Will the world ever forgive America?

We were able to get the 5 yr old back. After going from facility to facility. Watch the moment Liliana sees her son after being separated for 2 months. #ReturnLiliansBaby #EndFamilySeparation pic.twitter.com/DcXvIb6dpP — Mana Yegani (@Law_Mana) July 15, 2018 This was done deliberately by the President of the United States and his Cabinet members. He …

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Newspeak is here

APNewsBreak: Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters “Tender age?” What does that mean? They’re ripe and succulent? Decades after the nation’s child welfare system ended the use of orphanages over concerns about the lasting trauma to children, the administration is standing up new institutions to hold Central American toddlers that the government separated from …

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Trump’s policy repercussions

From the mouths of (literal) babes: Little children crying and wailing for their parents, who’ve been detained by the Trump Administration in a bold-faced attempt to keep other citizens of Central American countries from coming to this country. I have never been more ashamed of my country than I am today. This policy is wicked.

Upside-down aphorisms

Remember the old line “keep your friends close, and your enemies closer”? Trump is turning that on its head, cozying up to the likes of Putin, Xi Jinping, Rodrigo Duterte and now Kim Jong-un while disrespecting our G-7 and NATO allies. This is very strange behavior on the part of a United States President, but …

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Kudlow has heart attack, says Trump

I notice that the media is very cautious about reporting this story. “Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s top economic adviser, suffered a heart attack on Monday evening and was at Walter Reed Medical Center, Mr. Trump said in a tweet.” Presumably they’re trying to confirm with Walter Reed. I don’t wish Kudlow any particular ill, but …

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Putin must have hooks in Trump

Why else would he suggest Russia should be back in the group of industrialized nations called the G7? Mark Shields, on The PBS News Hour tonight: I think the president, quite frankly, what amazed me today was the announcement that he wanted to invite Russia back into the G7, make it the G8. Russia has …

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The continued lowering of standards in government

The Trump Administration seems to take pride in finding people to nominate for important positions who aren’t really qualified to do them. We’ve seen judges who’ve never issued an opinion until now, we’ve seen wedding planners appointed to oversee federal funding for housing, and we’ve seen talk-show hosts nominated to be head scientist at the …

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