People have been using the phrase "coup attempt" about what Donald Trump is trying to do to overturn Joe Biden's big 2020 Presidential election victory. And they've been criticized for using that word loosely. Perhaps it's an accurate characterizaion.. The Washington Post reports that Trump called called Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) this morning to try and get him to get the … [Read more...] about Trump calls Georgia governor to pressure him for help axing Biden’s win in the state: governor refuses
The Biden slogan “Build Back Better” will hopefully apply, in particular, to the Cabinet and the team of senior-ranking advisers -- the “A-Team” -- the president-elect is presently putting together. A Cabinet and Team who are big thinkers (not big donors), loyal (but not sycophantic), familiar (but not cronies). Just as important, a Cabinet and Team who reflect the … [Read more...] about Biden’s Goal: A Better-Built Cabinet
Donald Trump is probably the world's worst Monopoly player — all his steel hotels on Boardwalk are already mortgaged to the hilt even before he passes "Go," right? — but it sure was a lucky roll of the dice when he scooped up the ultimate get-out-of-jail free card, which works for his pals, his kids, and maybe even himself. The Founding Fathers who designed this board game on … [Read more...] about Absolute pardon power for a corrupt narcissist like Trump was a giant goof. How can we fix it?
This just in: Donald Trump is corrupt. Oh wait. We already knew that. Details remain sketchy but reports came out that federal prosecutors have been pursuing an investigation into potential bribery in connection with an effort to secure a pardon from Donald Trump. Last August, Chief U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell issued an opinion in a form that redacted the name … [Read more...] about BRIBES FOR PARDONS (Cartoon, Column and Video)
OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Sea lions have their own special place at the Oceanside harbor, but it’s not enough. Harbor employees built a unique platform for the sea lions several years ago to keep them off the boat docks. But the sea lions and the occasional harbor seal can go where they want, and nothing requires them to stay on their floating “island.” Recently, the city modified … [Read more...] about In Oceanside, California, the sea lions are winning
This summer a radical idea was proposed; defund and disband police departments. Underlying this idea is a basic question: What is the purpose of policing? The answer to this question involves an examination of the three groups of people affected by policing; the law-abiding non-criminal majority, the criminal outlaw minority, and the police themselves. Most parents try to … [Read more...] about Policing
With The Donald refusing to cede the limelight to Joe Biden and insisting that he lost the election because of fraud, will America be burdened by a shadow presidency during Biden’s term in office. Trump has already refused to concede that he lost the election and has indicated that he probably will not attend the inauguration of Biden, contravening past norms of presidential … [Read more...] about A Shadow Presidency
San Francisco (AFP) - Donald Trump has threatened to veto a major military funding bill unless Congress abolishes a liability law protecting social media firms regularly accused of bias by the president.Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act gives immunity to tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter from legal action on content posted by users.Both platforms have … [Read more...] about Trump threatens military spending veto in social media bias battle
The galloping Covid-19 global emergency has increased the number of people at risk of destitution around the world to 235 million in 2021, a 40 per cent jump compared to 2020, the UN reported. Keeping the near destitute alive in conditions of minimal human dignity will require at least $35 billion in 2021 as aid for the world’s most vulnerable countries. This is a huge … [Read more...] about Covid-19 is unravelling 40 years of progress as famines loom, UN says.
Attorney General William Barr has undercut Donald Trump and Trump's legal team's claims: Barr told the AP that the Department of Justice has not hasn't uncovered widespread fraud that would change election results. After making the announcement he was called to the White House as the President's legal team and some of Trump's political allies began attacking Barr. The … [Read more...] about Barr: DOJ hasn’t uncovered widespread fraud that would change election results
Riot police face off against protesters in Lima, Peru, Nov. 12, 2020. Ernesto Benavides/AFP via Getty Images Gisselle Vila Benites, University of Melbourne and Anthony Bebbington, Clark University Peru’s new interim president took office on Nov. 17 under unenviable circumstances. Francisco Sagasti became the South American country’s third … [Read more...] about Peru’s democracy faces greatest trial since Fujimori dictatorship after two presidents are ousted in one week
It isn't ideal to use a headline to ask a question. According to the readers over at Fark.com, if a headline asks a question that can be answered with either Yes or No, then the correct answer is No. If they're correct, then we know the answer to this post's headline. If the Cult of Donald Trump fades away, then another political cult could rise to take its place. The … [Read more...] about Will Biden’s presidency mean the end to political cults?
by Carl Golden Cagle Cartoons Columnist In politics, conventional wisdom embodies a narrative created by like-minded individuals who promote it relentlessly until it achieves credibility and acceptance by a broader audience. It is strategic effort to inject a specific theory or hypothesis into the circulatory system of the pundit population hoping it will ricochet … [Read more...] about REPUBLICANS CAN’T ALLOW TRUMP TO REMAIN THE PARTY’S LEADER
ODDAR MEANCHEY, Cambodia: It was his first contact with another elephant in eight years.Reaching out with his trunk, Kaavan tentatively greeted a fellow inhabitant of the Cambodian sanctuary where he is beginning his new life after being rescued from grim conditions in a Pakistani zoo.The 36-year-old bull elephant — dubbed the “world’s loneliest” — was the sole Asian elephant … [Read more...] about Lonely no more: Kaavan the elephant makes new friend
The United Nations, in cooperation with Finland and the Trump administration, has taken a few small steps towards peace in Afghanistan, which if successful will make it easier for Joe Biden to find his way out of America’s long and fruitless war in that country. These UN efforts could boost laborious Afghan-Taliban peace talks currently underway in Doha, Qatar, mediated by … [Read more...] about UN soldiers on for peace in Afghanistan, easing Biden’s tasks
Team Trump is getting desperate in its attempt to change the results of the 2020 presidential election. From Reuters reporter Brad Heath: Leave it to Team Trump to cite voting fraud in a county that does not exist. How badly does Donald Trump want to change the votes in the states in which he lost? Answer: Someone gave Trump an eight-pack of mini … [Read more...] about Desperation on Team Trump
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Yes, it is widely known that the "Golden Age of Blogging" (when there were blogging awards and The Moderate Voice won some) has long been over. They key factors are often said to be Facebook's huge growth and the increasing popularity of Twitter. But there is another factor noted by Martin Longman: Donald Trump killed political blogging. How? Because the news media … [Read more...] about How Donald Trump killed political blogging
Washington (AFP) - The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, which Tehran has blamed on Israel, risks not only sharpening tensions across the region but also severely complicating plans by US President-elect Joe Biden to resume dialogue with the Islamic republic, analysts said Saturday.Iran has accused arch-foe Israel of seeking to sow "chaos" by killing 59-year-old … [Read more...] about Iran assassination could undercut Biden’s diplomatic options
Donald Trump’s coup has failed. The head of the General Services Administration, a low-profile agency that directs resources for stuff like government real estate and oh yeah…transition funds from one presidential administration to the next, announced it was approving the transition to the Biden administration. After a presidential election when a new leader is elected, … [Read more...] about TURKEY COUP FAIL (Cartoon, Column and Video)