Here’s What Happened on the 11th Day of Trump’s Presidency
Feb01

Here’s What Happened on the 11th Day of Trump’s Presidency

Unbelievably, Reuters/Ipsos released a poll today that says that Americans approve of Trump’s unlawful and unconstitutional travel ban by seven points. Fear-mongering works. Events of the last few days have energized Senate Democrats, who are finally showing some spine against the authoritarians in the White House. KEEP IT UP. Who’s calling the shots? Trump or #PresidentBannon? “As #PresidentBannon said last summer,...

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President Trump’s Disastrous First Week
Jan31

President Trump’s Disastrous First Week

The machinations of the Trump/Bannon Administration move at a ferocious pace. I’m trying to find an efficient means of keeping up without giving up my day job. In the meantime, here’s my recap of just the events of Trump’s first week in office – BEFORE he issued the disastrous immigration orders that have set up the current constitutional crisis. Stay tuned. Karoli Kuns and I signed off from our MOMochat...

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Pro-Trump Group Blew by Basic Campaign Finance Laws
Dec09

Pro-Trump Group Blew by Basic Campaign Finance Laws

by Robert Faturechi and Derek Willis ProPublica, Dec. 9, 2016, 3:20 p.m. A group that gave more money to one of Trump’s fundraising efforts than any other political action committee failed to disclose its donors before Election Day and exceeded caps on contribution amounts. America Comes First PAC was created in early August. But for the next three months, it disclosed nothing about how much it raised, who its donors were or how...

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The Left Doesn’t Need a Green Tea Party
Jun23

The Left Doesn’t Need a Green Tea Party

From the standpoint of news coverage, we Democrats have had a good couple of weeks. Senator Chris Murphy’s filibuster and the House sit-in led by Representative John Lewis have shined a spotlight on how beholden our Republican legislators are to the NRA. Donald Trump has proven himself too incompetent to run a political campaign, let alone the entire country. And there have been signs that our fractured party is slowly coming...

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The Republicans Are Having a Debate: Pass the Popcorn.
Jul30

The Republicans Are Having a Debate: Pass the Popcorn.

It’s debate time! The election may be over one year away, but the candidates have been campaigning since – oh, the minute Barack Obama won re-election in 2012. The field of 16 declared candidates is so large and unwieldy, that Fox News has relegated six of them to an earlier time slot – dubbed by pundits as “the kids’ table.” That’s a little too much right-wing hot air for us – but...

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