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#Obamagate, the release of Michael Flynn, and the desperate attempt to shift attention away from Donald Trump’s role in the spread of COVID-19

With over 75,000 Americans dead, the worst unemployment numbers since the Great Depression, Tara Reade’s accusations coming under increasing scrutiny, and polling showing the President’s support faltering in key swing states, Donald Trump needed something big… something that would allow him to shift focus away from himself, his impeachment, and the fact that he’d assured […]

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Is Michigan’s Justin Amash going to help Donald Trump win reelection?

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash, the former Republican who made news last year by voting with Democrats to impeach Donald Trump, announced today that he is seriously considering a third-party run for president, as the candidate of the Libertarian Party. While he certainly has a right to do so, I, like others, can’t help but think […]

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I’ve got other shit to do tonight, and I really don’t have time for this, but what the fuck, people?

update: The president, denying reporting that it was his decision to slow down the issuance of stimulus checks in order to include his name, says he doesn’t know how it came to pass that his name was added to the checks. He then adds, “I’m sure people will be very happy to get a big, […]

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Donald Trump, claiming to have “total authority,” says the American economy will reopen when he decides

Today was fucked up. I found out that a friend of mine, a nurse in Detroit, died from COVID-19. We hadn’t seen each other in quite a long time, but I thought about her often. About a week ago, I found myself logging into Facebook, just to see if she was OK. Knowing that she […]

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Donald Trump’s hijacking of the 4th of July: Armored Vehicle Edition

We’ve known for quite a while that Donald Trump has wanted to preside over a public display of what he perceives to be “his” military force. He’s said as much publicly. In the past, though, there have always been people, like Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, who have stood in the way, and kept him […]

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