Tag Archives: military

The Russian bounty hoax

Donald Trump said today that the Russian bounty story is a hoax. It is not. We know that the Russians, through Unit 29155 of the G.R.U., has been offering Taliban-linked fighters up to $100,000 for each American military member they’ve been able to kill. And, as of this evening, it looks as though we even […]

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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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Gallagher, good. Crozier, bad. Got it.

Donald Trump, our draft-dodging Commander-in-Chief, apparently doesn’t just pardon war criminals. It would seem that he also stands by as legitimate heroes are driven out of their positions within the United States armed forces. And, when I say “stands by,” that’s the most generous interpretation of his role in the recent firing of Captain Brett […]

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If you really care about people who are transgender, or just people in general, please stay focused on health care for the next 24 hours

It's a distraction. They've been holding this up their sleeve for a while. They don't want people talking about Trumpcare. — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) July 26, 2017 As much as it pains me to look the other way, and not go off on a long, angry rant about the counterproductive, offensive, and very likely illegal […]

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With all due respect to our nation’s veterans, I’m celebrating Armistice Day

I don’t dislike the military. I think we, as a nation, spend far too much on it, and I think that we’d ultimately be better served by investing a great deal of that money on education, alternative energy research and any number of other things instead, but, in general, I don’t have an issue with […]

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