Saturday, June 23, 2018
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A glimmer of hope for separated immigrant families. Help is on the way.

This has been a week of immeasurable heartbreak, angst, and outrage. Make no mistake, the Trump family separation policy was working exactly as intended, and was only braked when outrage nationally as well as in congress at the intended outcome became too intense. Late in the week came a feel good story of charity and hope, […]
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Republican plans to hold Rod Rosenstein in contempt because of bungled paperwork

Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte is not having the best day. His extra-harsh immigration bill has been the center of confusion and dissent on the House floor. And now it appears he may have screwed Republican plans to spice up their Friday by...

Is Jeff Sessions’ SOS to the DOJ for JAG’s illegal?

The question is not rhetorical. I am not a lawyer, and I’d really appreciate anybody with legal expertise who can answer the question I’m going to lay out in the comments. Rachel Maddow broke the news last night that Jeff Sessions’ DOJ had petitioned the Defense Department to provide 21 Judge Advocate Generals, or JAG’s, military […]
Gage Skidmore / Flickr Donald Trump...

“The Art of the Steal.” Trump is leaving the GOP nothing to run on.

“I alone can fix this!” Trump is right, he alone can fix something nobody else in the GOP was interested in tinkering with because it wasn’t broken in the first place. And what he may be fixing right now is their last meal before the 2018 midterms. For the purposes of this little fireside chat, forget the […]
Steven Stern / Flickr The Trump administration is hellbent on...

Did Trump just start shedding his vaunted “base?” Hear me out before you laugh.

Ever since the campaign, at one time or another we have claimed the “bridge too far” moment in what Trump has said and done, and been proven wrong every time. Along the way, most of us resigned ourselves that there was an unshakable base of 35-40% that would follow him to the gates of hell. […]
NASA HQ PHOTO / Flickr 2017 Astronaut Class NHQ201706070080...

Trump to Pence and Nielsen: “You Are in This Mess with Me!”

Noticed how Pence and Nielsen both spoke during Trump’s executive order signing today?  If memory serves, presidents do all the talking during any televised signing of an executive order.  And Trump is a hog for the limelight.   But there was Pence...
Gage Skidmore / Flickr Donald Trump...

Trump did what I thought was impossible. He found a way to drown out...

Hop into your wayback machine, and set the date to March, or April, or May of 2016. What was every liberal, and progressive, and pretty much anybody with an IQ higher than the temperature reading in their freezer bitching about? Trump of course. Specifically the almost loving fetish that the media had with every breath […]
Mark Taylor / Flickr Donald Trump as he exits the...

“The Bushies Are Out To Get Me” More Staffers Jump Ship As Trump Gets...

Up until now, Howard Hughes has been the most famous isolated, paranoid germophobe in history, but it looks like Donald Trump may be giving him a run for the title. Trump is afraid of a lot of things, but for some reason “the Bushies” fill Trump with trepidation. He’s been known to say that “being […]
Ninian  Reid / Flickr Paul Ryan...

Paul Ryan trolls nation about tax cuts while Trump takes babies hostage

House Speaker Paul Ryan spent his morning tweeting about the great economic gains since the GOP tax scam was passed. This while news was breaking that Donald Trump is creating concentration camps for babies. Never mind that job growth has been...
Fibonacci Blue / Flickr March against Donald Trump begins...

Keep this ONE fact in mind when you look at polling on Trump’s child...

The first poll results on Trump’s aggressive child separation policy is in, and it’s bad news for Republicans, especially heading into the November elections. But when you apply a little logic to the numbers, it looks even worse. CNN just released a poll showing that only 28% of Americans overall approve of the policy, while […]

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