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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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Is Putin right when he says that “Western-style liberalism” is “obsolete”?

It’s difficult to look beyond Trump, as he demands so much of our attention, and rightfully so, but the issue we’re facing right now is far bigger than him. We live in a time of great uncertainty and fear, and people, not just in America, but across the globe, are beginning to gravitate toward authoritarianism. […]

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CNN hires Sarah Isgur, a Republican operative who once swore loyalty to Donald Trump, to oversee coverage of the 2020 campaign

Today it was announced that CNN hired Sarah Isgur, a Republican operative with absolutely no journalistic experience, to serve as political editor in charge of the network’s 2020 election coverage. If Isgur’s name sounds familiar, it might be from the Washington Post story in March of 2018 about how, only after she “kowtowed to Trump,” […]

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Putin, Trump, and the killing of journalists

This morning, the President of the United States took to Twitter to say that the investigation against him and his associates — the investigation that has already yielded multiple convictions and guilty pleas — is “illegal and rigged”. He then went on to add — quoting Rush Limbaugh — that those investigating him “ought to […]

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National Emergency

This afternoon, just short of the Friday deadline, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan spending bill that would avoid another shutdown. The compromise bill, which passed with only 16 Senators voting against it, included $1.375 billion for the construction of a 55 mile long fence of steel slats, significantly less that the $5.7 billion […]

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