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Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort receives 7.5 years in prison, and faces additional time in New York, which would not be subject to pardon

Like a lot of folks, I was kind of pissed off last Thursday, when U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III, of the Eastern District of Virginia, chose to disregard sentencing guidelines that would have put Donald Trump’s incredibly corrupt former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, behind bars for 19.5 to 24 years, and instead just […]

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Kennedy announces his retirement, opening the door for yet another Trump Supreme Court Justice

My daughter just happened to be at the Supreme Court this afternoon, with a group of about 60 girls from Detroit and Ypsilanti, when word came out that Justice Anthony Kennedy, after serving 30 years on the high court, would be retiring, giving Donald Trump yet one more opportunity to remake the Judicial branch in […]

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From Stormy Daniels to Ice Cube… the investigation in Trump administration corruption takes yet another surreal turn

OK, I’m not quite sure I have a firm grasp on this, but here goes… It looks as though we’ve finally moved on from porn stars and playmates. The most recent chapter in the ever-unfolding Trump saga involves rapper turned family-friendly actor Ice Cube. Apparently, Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, along with […]

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Who could have possibly predicted that Giuliani, instead of bringing an end to the Mueller investigation, would fuck things up even worse?

Remember how, a few weeks ago, when it was announced that Rudy Giuliani had joined the Trump legal team, we were told that he’d been brought onboard to “negotiate an end” to the Mueller probe? Remember how Trump said in a statement that Giuliani would be working to get the whole matter “quickly resolved for […]

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The “unlawful” bombing of Syria, the curious pardoning of Scooter Libby, and the expanding criminal case against Michael Cohen

Quite a bit has happened over this past week. For the purposes of this post, I’d like to focus on just three of the many story lines that I’ve been following; our bombing of Syria, the Scooter Libby pardon, and the criminal case against Donald Trump’s “fixer,” Michael Cohen. Let’s start by talking about Michael […]

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