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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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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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Saying, “The case was made,” Mitt Romney votes to convict Donald Trump on the charge of abuse of power

As we all knew would be the case, the Republican led Senate voted this afternoon to acquit Donald J. Trump on both charges he had been facing – abuse of power and obstruction of justice – bringing his rigged, witness-less farce of an impeachment trial to an official end. The bigger story of the day, […]

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Dershowitz argues that Trump can’t be found guilty so long as he felt his actions, regardless of how self-serving they may have been, were also in “the public interest”

I don’t have a ton of time right now, as I’ve just decided my night would be better spent watching Sidney Lumet’s Murder on the Orient Express than analyzing Pam Bondi’s performance today, but I wanted to at least note the fact that, this afternoon, during the Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, Alan Dershowitz made […]

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Every single American should watch Adam Schiff’s impassioned appeal to his Republican colleagues last night. Please share this.

Every American should watch @RepAdamSchiff’s closing at Thursday’s session. pic.twitter.com/N5ulp0bL7Y — Justin Amash (@justinamash) January 24, 2020 Here, for those of you who can’t listen to the above video at work, is the transcript of what I think may go down in history as one of the most important political speeches given in our lifetimes. […]

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