Tag: Politics

Nov 13

John Oliver : The Lasting Consequences of the Troll President

Last night John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” gave an insightful dissertation on the techniques that Trump and his followers have used to undermine norms of governing and how Americans talk about ideas. Allowing Trump’s techniques to spread to other politicians and media outlets so that it becomes the pervasive doctrine of the …

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Nov 10

The Russian Connection: The Turkish Kidnap Plot

Another shoe may be about to drop in the probe of the Trump administration and Russian involvement in the 2016 elections. On Sunday, a report by NBC News revealed the Special Counsel Robert Mueller III has enough evidence to indict Trump’s former national security adviser, General Michael T. Flynn and his son Michael G. Flynn. …

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Nov 08

The Day After The Backlash (Up Dated)

A lot of people are waking up today with hangovers, some for good reasons, some for not such good reasons. The unexpected route of Republicans by substantial margins in Virginia’s election last night had even left leaning pundits amazed but definitely smiling. No one had predicted the margins by which Ralph Northam and his Democratic …

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Nov 07

2017 Election Night Results

The polls have closed in Virginia and we are awaiting the first results in the race for governor, lieutenant governor, state attorney general and 100 state house seats. The polls in New Jersey close at 8 PM ET and in New York at 9 PM ET. There is one down ballot race that has some …

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Nov 06

The Russian Connection: Living In Paradise

Over the weekend, a trough of 13.4 million files from two offshore service providers and 19 tax havens’ company registries were released to the press. The files revealed the secrets of the world elite’s hidden wealth. Files from offshore law firm show financial dealings of the Queen, big multinationals and members of Donald Trump’s cabinet …

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Nov 05

Remember, Remember the 5th of November

  Remember, remember! The Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and plot; I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot!   So the poem starts that commemorates the Gun Powder Plot of 1605 and Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had …

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Nov 03

The US Military Injustice System

Up Date 11/3/2017 16:00: Over at The Daily Beast, Spenser Ackerman has weighed in on today’s events noting that even though Baker has been freed from his confinement, his contempt conviction still stands and that did not sit well with WAShington, DC Federal Judge Royce Lamberth. Shortly before attorneys for Baker arrived in federal court …

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Nov 02

There Is No Compromise on Slavery

Every reasonable American, who hasn’t been brainwashed by the bigots who still celebrate the Confederacy and the Civil War, knows that war was fought over slavery. To suggest otherwise is just flat out bigotry. On Monday, White House Chief of Staff General (ret.) John F. Kelly appeared on the premier of right wing host Laura …

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Nov 01

The Russian Connection: More Evidence Sessions Lied

Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions has a problem with the truth. With the guilty plea of former Trump campaign advisor (or whtever you want to call him) George Papadopoulos, it’s becoming clear that Sessions lied to Senator Al Frankin (D-MN) when he was questioned about his contacts wit Russian agents. The New Republic reports on …

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Oct 30

The Russian Connection: Indictments – Round One

The news on Friday was that indictments were handed down by a grand jury that had heard evidence from Special Counsel Robert Mueller into the Trump camapign’s conspiracy with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Early this morning, not only where there arrests but it was revealed that there was also a guilty plea. as …

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Oct 25

The Russian Connection: That Dossier

On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that the Russian Dossier on Donald Trump was paid for by an unknown GOP donor, then the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research. After that, Fusion GPS hired …

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Oct 24

The Grifting of the Puerto Rico Recovery

The grifting of the American economy by the Trump administration is reaching new levels in Puerto Rico with the awarding contracts to close friends of cabinet members and allies of Trump himself. The Washington Post reported that the largest contract to repair the severely damaged electrical grid has been given to a two year old …

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