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A former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff warns of the President’s use of the military, saying, “I am deeply worried that as they execute their orders, the members of our military will be co-opted for political purposes.”

[above: Military police block peaceful civil rights protesters from approaching the Lincoln Memorial on the day that Donald “don’t be too nice” Trump declares that his administration “has done more for the black community than any president since Abraham Lincoln.”] There are a lot of different ways that I could take things this evening, but […]

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McConnell has promised a rigged trial. Democrats need four Republican Senators to stop it.

“The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. When sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two thirds of the members present.” -Article 1, […]

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Trump actually thought the ‘transcript’ would help

With the whistleblower getting ready to go before Congress, his Director of National Intelligence testifying tomorrow, and Pelosi dropping the impeachment bomb last night, I guess Trump felt as though he had to do something, so, this morning, he released a summary of a call he had with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, back on July […]

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Jeffrey Epstein is pronounced dead at a federal facility, and Donald Trump, further debasing the office of president, suggests Bill Clinton is responsible

According to authorities, billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead of an apparent suicide at 6:30 yesterday morning inside his cell within the Special Housing Unit of Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he was awaiting trial on charges of having trafficked underaged girls for the purposes of sex. Given the fact that Epstein had already […]

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As some Republicans begin to stand up against Trump and McConnell on white nationalism and gun control, the fight shifts to Walmart and the corporations underwriting Trumpism

It’s now been a few days since a white nationalist gunman took the lives of 22 people in El Paso and there are any number of things that we could discuss. I’m inclined to focus on Mitch McConnell’s continued refusal to bring House Resolution 8 to a vote in the Senate, but I really don’t […]

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