Michael Lewis’ New Book: Trump vs. the Federal Government

By now the incompetence of the Trump campaign and White House is well known, but Michael Lewis is always worth paying attention to. His newest book, The Fifth Risk, is about just how unprepared the incoming Trump administration was to govern the country. The Guardian has an excerpt: Chris Christie was sitting on a sofa beside Trump … Continue reading Michael Lewis’ New Book: Trump vs. the Federal Government

Constitutional Convention: The GOP’s Long Game Should Scare the Shit Out of You

There is an enormous threat to our democracy that most people have never heard about. That threat is a constitutional convention called by the states. The last time such a thing happened was in 1787 and it was a total fucking mess. But there is a renewed effort spearheaded by the GOP and its funders (Kochs) underway, … Continue reading Constitutional Convention: The GOP’s Long Game Should Scare the Shit Out of You

Connecting Some Dots on Trump Revoking Brennan’s Clearance

By now you should know that Trump has revoked John Brennan's security clearance, an unprecedented move. Brennan claims Trump made the decision because he worked with Russians and is getting desperate. Then Trump himself essentially admitted that he revoked Brennan's clearance to obstruct justice. Through it all there are some very interesting connections to be made. … Continue reading Connecting Some Dots on Trump Revoking Brennan’s Clearance

The White Nationalists Are Winning

Recommended reading over at the Atlantic. With Fox News anchors and high-profile Republican politicians openly pushing the racism and talking points of the alt-right. The fringe movement is no longer fringe, it's just the Republican Party. A year after white nationalists in Charlottesville chanted, “You will not replace us!” their message has been taken up … Continue reading The White Nationalists Are Winning

Jon Stewart Tried to Warn us of the GOP’s love affair with Vladimir Putin back in 2014

https://twitter.com/Noahpinion/status/1026150926271143936 So this is a thing that is happening, but maybe it shouldn't be so surprising. After all, Jon Stewart warned us back in 2014. The GOP has a love affair with Vladimir Putin. Stewart makes a great point, among many. It’s funny how Republicans just love Putin’s dictatorial style, while they accuse Obama of … Continue reading Jon Stewart Tried to Warn us of the GOP’s love affair with Vladimir Putin back in 2014

Mike Pence Once Wrote that a President Should Be Impeached for Moral Failings

Mike Pence used to document his opinions on the website for his old radio show. In one of his columns, Pence argued that the president should be held to a higher moral standard than your average American. These writings were recently brought to light by CNN’s KFile and by Splinter in 2016. They were originally posted in the late 1990s. Mike … Continue reading Mike Pence Once Wrote that a President Should Be Impeached for Moral Failings