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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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What Donald Trump knew about COVID-19, when he knew it, and how his administration made the pandemic much worse

Not too long ago, I shared a timeline here of Donald Trump’s various lie-filled statements concerning the coronavirus outbreak, starting with, “We have it totally under control,” which he said on January 22, 2020. In that post, as you may recall, I not only included quotes from Donald Trump, but, where possible, I added other […]

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The Trump administration finally issues its formal justification for the assassination of Iranian General Qassim Soleimani, and no mention is made of an imminent attack

At the beginning of the new year, as you may recall, Donald Trump, without either alerting our allies and running the idea by Congressional leaders, gave the command to assassinate Iranian General Qassim Soleimani. At the time, as you may also remember, Donald Trump told the American people that this was absolutely necessary, as they […]

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Well, it looks like Trump lied when he said that Soleimani was targeting four U.S. embassies

A few days ago, in an interview with Fox News’s Laura Ingraham, President Donald Trump told the American people that we had no choice but to act quickly and assassinate Iranian General Qasem Soleimani as he was planning not just to “blow up” our embassy in Bagdad, but three others as well. Here’s an excerpt […]

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