What’s more shocking? That Donald Trump withheld that he understood fully well just how dangerous the conoravirus was while he was playing it down to the rest of the nation…or that Donald Trump understood something fully well? Email Clay Jones at [email protected] … [Read more...] about WOODWARD STRIKES AGAIN (Cartoon)
President Donald Trump admitted in taped interviews with journalist Bob Woodward that in February he knew the coronavirus was deadly and worse than the flu but he downplayed it. In fact, Trump not only downplayed it but repeatedly said it was like getting the flu and a "hoax." The Washington Post: President Trump’s head popped up during his top-secret intelligence briefing … [Read more...] about Woodward book bombshell: Trump knew in February coronavirus was deadly and worse than flu and intentionally misled public (AUDIO and VIDEOS)
This is the first I’ve heard of gender reveal parties, unless I heard of them a while back and forgot which is entirely possible. Are you like me in that upon hearing about it, you wonder if it’s actually how it sounds? At first, I was wondering if maybe it was a party where you invite friends and family who don’t know it’s a gender reveal party. And then, after everyone’s … [Read more...] about GENDER WILDFIRE PARTY (Cartoon, Column and Video)
29 Electoral College Votes – 3rd largest State, tied with New York. No one has lost Florida in the last 20+ years and won the Presidency. Over 9.3 million votes were cast in 2016. That is over a million more votes cast in Florida than in 2008 and 900,000 more than in 2012. Since 2010, the population of Florida has risen by about 2.5 million people. If 60% registered to … [Read more...] about The Electoral College Game – Florida
Various analysts have tried to describe South Carolina Lindsay Graham in recent years: someone who went from being Sen. John McCain's best bud, but as McCain's terminal cancer moved into its later stages began to glom himself onto Donald Trump and totally jettison his former political incarnation. The man Graham had blasted and warned about in 2016 suddenly became his NEW best … [Read more...] about Watch “Parasite”: The Lincoln Project’s brutal ad about Sen. Lindsay Graham (VIDEO)
by Jake Johnson Common Dreams Democratic lawmakers and legal experts accused Attorney General William Barr of unethically acting as President Donald Trump's "personal henchman" after the Justice Department on Tuesday moved to take over the president's defense team in a defamation case brought by journalist and author E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Trump of raping her in … [Read more...] about Barr Slammed for Acting as ‘Personal Henchman’ of Trump as DOJ Moves to Take Over His Defense in Suit Filed by Rape Accuser
Protestors hold anti-mask signs at a protest in St. Paul, Minnesota. Education Images / Getty Images Matthew Facciani, Vanderbilt University The United States has lagged behind much of the world in its efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Not wearing a mask has become a political act even though masks slow the spread of the virus. As someone who … [Read more...] about Video: How did mask wearing become so politicized?
That brings us down to the only actually relevant States on the board. They are Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. All but Ohio were won by razor thin margins in 2016. All but Minnesota were won by Trump. All but Minnesota were flipped from Democrat to Republican from 2012 (and 2008) to 2016. The only other State to flip was Iowa. Every other … [Read more...] about The Electoral College Game – Where the Game is Won!
President Trump stressed law and order on a recent trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) Austin Sarat, Amherst College The Republican Party made it clear in its national convention that it intends to make restoring “law and order” central to this fall’s presidential campaign. As he did when he first ran in 2016, President … [Read more...] about Trump’s law-and-order campaign relies on a historic American tradition of racist and anti-immigrant politics
Following their leader's example of "taking the high road," this Labor Day weekend, thousands of Trump supporters took to the "high seas" and hit the lakes, rivers and waterways around the country on small and large boats in what were called the ‘Great American Boat Parade,’ the “Nation’s Capital Trumptilla Boat Parade and Rally,” the “Lake Travis Trump Boat Parade,” and other … [Read more...] about Has ‘Dumbkirk’ Become a Metaphor for the Trump Presidency?
So much for mending fences with the military. After a tempestuous few days when Donald Trump has been reeling from a report published in The Atlantic and later confirmed by several other distinguished news outlets that he showed disdain and contempt for the military and the concept of military service, Trump has made an unprecedented verb attack on the military's top … [Read more...] about Trump launches unprecedented attack on top military leadership
One personal story, powerfully told, awakens another, and another. I feel so many of my own personal stories rising to the surface as I experience the ripples of the terrible story of George Floyd’s death. He called and called for his mother as he was dying. I hear his cry. And I think about my own mother, and the fiercely protective role she played in our family. Perhaps … [Read more...] about Putting a Spotlight on My Mother’s Fierce Will
As another American Labor Day Weekend ends, I hope everyone has had the opportunity to enjoy it, even under the circumstances.
I am sure most of us have had the chance to read uplifting messages on the history, tradition and significance of the holiday that pays tribute to the “contributions and achievements of American workers.”
One of the essays I read, however, made … [Read more...] about A Somewhat Belated Labor Day
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Here’s the thing about the Atlantic story about Donald Trump calling those who serve in the military “suckers” and “losers.” It’s believable. And Donald Trump’s defense hasn’t helped him. He was caught lying twice in his defense. What backs up the story isn’t just that the anonymous sources are numerous, but that it’s being backed up by other legitimate news outlets. Even … [Read more...] about SUCKERS AND LOSERS (Cartoon, Column and Video)
“Donald Trump is the arsonist fireman; he sets the fire and then grabs a hose to claim that he put it out.” – Steve Schmidt, August, 2020 On January 20, 2017 Donald Trump said these words in his Inaugural Speech: “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now…We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world…. At the bedrock of our politics will … [Read more...] about AMERICAN CARNAGE
Doing a job to help other people can give greater meaning to work. Photo by Eddie Kopp for Unsplach, CC BY-ND Richard Gunderman, Indiana University The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. employment is dire. Economists estimate that 1 in 5 workers have lost their jobs. As a result, many people are finding it difficult to keep a roof overhead and … [Read more...] about Labor Day celebrates earning a living, but remember what work really means
President Donald Trump announced via Twitter on Friday that “The United States of America will NOT be cutting funding to @starsandstripesmagazine under my watch. It will continue to be a wonderful source of information to our Great Military!”The news that the Trump Administration is continuing to fund the military’s independent newspaper comes right after the Pentagon said that … [Read more...] about After Attempting To Close ‘Stars And Stripes,’ Trump Reverses Himself & Vows To Fund Military Newspaper
By Peter Funt “How was your vacation?” used to be the standard query at Labor Day. Not this year. For many people summer vacation became summer furlough. We took walks, but instead of stopping to chat with neighbors, we crossed the street as they approached. Handshakes and hugs were replaced by waves. Buying produce at farmers’ markets gave way to planting veggies … [Read more...] about A SUMMER OF LABOR DAYS