Tag Archives: fear

How will we explain this chapter of American history to the next generation?

Everyone suspects that, in the wake of the Thanksgiving weekend, things will get a whole lot worse on the COVID-19 front. And things are already really, really bad. [Ted Cruz was apparently wrong when he told us that we’d never hear another thing about COVID-19 after the election.] As of right now, about 90,000 Americans […]

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“What do you say to Americans who are scared?”

Today, during a press briefing at the White House, Donald Trump was lobbed a softball by NBC’s Peter Alexander. “What do you say to Americans who are scared?”, Alexander asked. Any other president in the history of our nation, if asked a question like this during a time of crisis, would take the opportunity to […]

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Looking at what happened in Portland, and the President’s response, I’m afraid that things are going to get a whole lot worse

Yesterday, several white nationalist groups descended on Portland, Oregon. The idea, it would seem, was for these heroic specimens of Arian perfection to bait the anti-fascist counter-protestors who had gathered in response into some kind of violent confrontation, in hopes that right-wing “journalists” like Andy Ngo might be able to get a few photos of […]

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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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With news of Manafort and Corsi having coordinated with Assange on the release of stolen DNC emails, Trump appears to have lost his fucking mind

This morning, at 4:30 AM, the President of the United States tweeted out the following about Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel appointed by the Department of Justice to look into, among other things, any coordination that may have taken place between the Russian government and members of his 2016 presidential campaign. “The Fake News Media […]

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