July 20, 2017

Organize Now, Before Trump Destroys Justice

Among the many disturbing elements of Donald Trump’s presidency, two are especially stark today. First is Trump’s remarkable disrespect for constitutional values and the rule of law — his attacks on  the news media, the judiciary, and others in his way, his firing of FBI director James Comey, and most recently the New York Times
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June 9, 2017

Evidence is strong that Trump obstructed justice: The basics

1. To prove President Trump committed obstruction of justice, you don’t have to prove that James Comey is a saint (and he’s not). 2. In fact, you don’t even have to believe Trump said to Comey, regarding the investigation of Michael Flynn, “I hope you can let this go,” although I do believe it, and
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June 6, 2017

What The Five Ex-Presidents Should Say About Trump

I don’t expect it anytime soon, but I wish former presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama would break all the ex-presidents rules and release a joint statement condemning President Trump as a disgrace to our nation. It would be the patriotic thing to do, and it would have the
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May 30, 2017

How Is Trump Picking A New FBI Director Even a Thing?

In his Tuesday briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer noted that President Trump was today interviewing two new candidates for the FBI director job — former assistant attorney general Christopher Wray and former TSA administrator John Pistole. Prior to his overseas trip, Trump had been reviewing other candidates, including former senator Joe Lieberman, who
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April 10, 2017

Corruption In Action: Koch Brothers Position Themselves for Mar-a-Lago Chat with Trump

Politico reports that on Saturday night Donald Trump had “a friendly chat” at his Mar-a-Lago resort with conservative mega-donor David Koch and his brother William Koch, both heirs to the giant Koch Industries chemical and fossil fuel conglomerate. It seems the Koch boys just happened to be having dinner at Trump’s club with conservative publisher
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February 10, 2017

Today in Trump: The Lowlights

Every day in Donald Trump’s incompetent, dishonest, kleptocratic administration brings new outrages and absurdities. As midnight approaches, and the President presumably is safely in his bathrobe, here are some of the highlights just from today: 1. Meeting with 10 senators, mostly Democrats, about the Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination, Trump claimed “thousands” of Massachusetts residents voted
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January 10, 2017

Democrat Lobbyist’s Latest Special Interest: Jared Kushner

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Donald Trump’s pledge to drain the swamp in Washington has already turned out to be a cruel hoax on the working class voters who believed it, as his transition quickly leaned on insider lobbyists and his administration is filling with the corporate elites and Goldman Sachs bankers he attacked during the campaign. But you might
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January 4, 2017

NY Post Slam of U of Phoenix Deal Suggests Depths of DC Corruption

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An article in today’s New York Post renews legitimate concerns about a pending private equity takeover of the largest for-profit college, the University of Phoenix. But the piece does so in a troubling manner, citing as critics of the deal supposed experts who themselves have traded on revolving door connections to take for-profit college cash. The Post piece
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