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

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

The Shake Up Is A Shakedown

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What we know is Trump is not alone. An array of bad fellows have hitched their hopes to his administration’s chaos, holding the rope whose slack both trips and protects the . . . → Read More: The Shake Up Is A Shakedown

We Refuse To Be Governed By Myths Of Ignorance

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A fantastic American story once suggested Africans were enticed to board slave ships by pancake trees; with the American Health Care plan, Congress has fluttered the kind . . . → Read More: We Refuse To Be Governed By Myths Of Ignorance

Trump's Grievance Showdown

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Our eyes, fixed on the trick, are blind to the action. The trick is “the outcry,” a Trump’s repertoire staple. We have heard its form before.

Yell: birth certificate/murders/rapists/racists/carnage/rigged/grab the pussy/enemy/terrorist/bleed/bomb/wall (or beautiful/jobs/very . . . → Read More: Trump’s Grievance Showdown

Of Mice And Rats

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Kids today don’t remember mice. They were once a part of the lived environment, sharing interior crawl space. At night, you could hear the scurry of tiny feet, frantically searching for unknown goals . . . → Read More: Of Mice And Rats