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TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION BEGINS AT HOME

James Wolcott asks in Vanity Fair how America can recover from Trump and mount a pre-emptive defense against the next Fascist incursion. Jim is right–Laura Ingraham’s Nazi salute really said it all, didn’t it?

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TOM PEREZ IS TRUE TO CLINTONITE FORM

Despite the sweeping damage done to the Democratic party by the Clintons and Obama, Obama pick Tom Perez is purging Bernie Sanders and Keith Ellison supporters from the Democratic National Committee–and putting in Clintonites. Thanks for the legacy gift, Mr. … Continue reading

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DON’T THE IDIOT DEMOCRATS UNDERSTAND

that tax cuts for the rich at the expense of essential services for everyone else is not popular with Americans–period. In any state of the union. Therefore there’s no reason to toe the Trump line when campaigning in states that … Continue reading

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FASCIST MOUTHPIECE SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS

Tells reporters that generals must never be questioned. Especially when they lie.

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HOW THE DEMOCRATS WIN BACK THE SENATE

By naming names, confronting every GOP senator up for reelection, as the Democrats have refused to do for decades, with their voting records: a. every vote for a subversive, spoiler cabinet secretary engaged in destroying the agency with which he or she … Continue reading

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WHY CAN’T TRUMP KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT?

That grotesquely distended blowfish orifice is part of his intimidation routine.

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HYPOCRITE BEN SASSE

So what he stood up for the First Amendment–is that how low the bar for political courage is among Republicans? Sen. Sasse will inevitably go right along with Trump and the GOP’s cataclysmic tax cuts for the rich, tax raises … Continue reading

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MICRO BUT NO MACRO

An important piece by Robert Freeman at Common Drams, questioning Ken Burns’s failure to provide context or draw cautionary criteria from the Vietnam disaster that would enable Americans to evaluate the way our government continues to lead us into one new Vietnam … Continue reading

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SMOKE AND MIRRORS FROM TRUMP

who says he doesn’t want money going to insurance companies, but instead to poor people. Does that mean he’s endorsing Single Payer? His endorsement of junk insurance last week is a windfall for  insurance companies, while Trump Care itself orchestrates an even greater deregulation  … Continue reading

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PENCE IS POINT MAN FOR THE BILLIONAIRES

and their overthrow of U.S. democracy. President Mike Pence? Perhaps we’d better perish that thought. In The New Yorker, Jane Mayer describes “The Danger of President Pence.”

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