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The generals who serve Trump, why they do it, and at what cost

An interesting question was posed in the Washington Post today… “Is it still possible to honorably serve in the Trump administration?” The article was inspired in large part by a recent profile of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis in the New Yorker, which included the following passage. …When Mattis asked Michèle Flournoy, the former Undersecretary […]

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Trump demonstrates how he’ll respond to corporate dissent, and it’s not pretty

OK, there was other stuff I wanted to talk about tonight, but, goddammit, I’ve been sucked into a Trump vortex that I can’t seem to escape from. It started innocently enough, with the reading of a single tweet about a Boeing contract to rebuild the Air Force One fleet, but then it just kind of […]

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Ground Zero bullshit

I want to write something tonight about the so-called “ground zero” mosque. I say so-called because it’s actually a few blocks from where the World Trade Center once stood, but that doesn’t seem to deter people, even on the left, from calling it the “ground zero” mosque, like it’s a giant mosque being built triumphantly […]

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