Trump's One Mule Drag

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Trump is using an informal process of governing (twitter, public appeal, threats and lies) to bypass and override the formal process of laws, regulations, and procedures that are the constitutional structures of . . . → Read More: Trump’s One Mule Drag

The Ugly Trump Lies To Congress

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Trump dominates the media with grossly misleading headlines. Who’s to the right of the Freedom Caucus? Or was Trump suggesting liberal Republicans on the left would win these districts?

Headlines matter! . . . → Read More: The Ugly Trump Lies To Congress

The President Must Be Made Aware Of The Danger He Is Trying To Hide

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Of the twin issues before the House Select Committee on Intelligence yesterday, the foreign incursion into the election process, foreshadowed by implicit references . . . → Read More: The President Must Be Made Aware Of The Danger He Is Trying To Hide

Sunday Talks for 3/19/17

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This week’s low light (among many — hey, we’re talking about the Dumpster) was the meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Cheeto Boy. First, he refused to shake her hand at . . . → Read More: Sunday Talks for 3/19/17

Trump's Presidency Is A Death Watch

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In the glare of sensationalism, important narratives are missed. Rachel Maddow loves these narratives, long stories tying rich decision-makers and governments together; her latest about the Bank of Cyprus, Trump lender . . . → Read More: Trump’s Presidency Is A Death Watch

The Haters Of Others Joined By A Pilgrimage

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Y’all know our dear President Andrew Jackson, Old Hickory (Bless his heart!), was a racist, right? Yes, tough, hail fellow. He did not personally discriminate and he grew up around . . . → Read More: The Haters Of Others Joined In Pilgrimage

The New GOP Messaging

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Climbing the ladder of power, the administration and Republican message becomes more strident and direct: now, we are a short step away from genocide, an executive order away from box cars and fences. . . . → Read More: The New GOP Messaging

Ideology Is Always Personal

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Many books written in the name of grand ideals, rigid ideology, whether about politics, economics, or religion, grind a personal ax. The sharp edges draw attention (people love blood, even when it . . . → Read More: Ideology Is Always Personal

Wealth And The New Family Stagnation

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The Federal Reserve Bank’s focus on macro-economic growth as measured by its almost singular obsession with metrics for employment, output, lending rates, and inflation ignores a very basic flaw and a . . . → Read More: Wealth And The New Family Stagnation

Sunday Talks for 3/12/17

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Well, the Republicans finally came out with their replacement plan for Obamacare. It replaces being able to see a doctor without going broke with lower subsidies, and of course tax breaks for the . . . → Read More: Sunday Talks for 3/12/17