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Behind in the polls, Donald Trump threatens to delay the presidential election. One Republican cuts ties.

This morning, citing the non-existent threat of mail-in voting, Donald Trump suggested that he may try to delay the upcoming election. And apparently this was the final straw for Steven G. Calabresi, a co-founder of the staunchly conservative Federalist Society. Upon reading this tweet of Trump’s, Calabresi drafted an opinion piece for the New York […]

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This is fascism, right?

[above: U.S. Attorney General William Barr winks at Donald Trump moments after the President announces that, as part of his new Combatting Violent Crime in American Cities initiative, federal officers will be deployed to more American cities to put down what he describes as a “radical movement” to “defund, dismantle and dissolve our police departments.”] […]

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Today in Fascism: With DHS officers having been deployed to Portland, Chicago prepares for the inevitable, and we wonder if Detroit might be next

The cool, military-looking guy above is former lobbyist Chad Wolf. [Insert Donald Trump “Drain the swamp!” soundbite.] As I understand it, Wolf has never served a day in the military. He did, however, attend Southern Methodist University on a tennis scholarship, and earn an undergraduate degree in history. And, now, because he was in the […]

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Trump declines to say whether he will accept the 2020 election results if he loses

Donald Trump’s Fox News interview with Chris Wallace did not disappoint. It had everything that anyone could hope for. Trump lied about the mortality rate of COVID-19, rambled about our “beautiful world wars”, and doubled down on his claim that coronavirus is just “going to disappear”. And, of course, there was the part where the […]

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Unidentified federal officers are kidnapping protesters from the streets of Portland

Back in early June, as you may recall, we discussed the fact that William Barr’s Department of Justice had deployed federal agents with no name badges and no unit insignia to police the streets of Washington, DC. Well, it seems to be happening again. Oregon Public Broadcasting last night confirmed that U.S. military members in […]

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