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Trump was offered a bipartisan government funding bill. He essentially turned it down because it wasn’t racist enough. He owns this government shutdown. And the Democrats should not capitulate.

Some of what you’re about to read may very well be wrong. I don’t pretend to understand the ins and outs of our convoluted government funding mechanisms. I have, however, been trying to follow along, and I wanted to share what I think is going on. As always, if you have an issue with something […]

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75 hours in Baltimore…. celebrating the Monkey Power Trio’s 23rd day as a band

The weekend of October 21st marked the 23rd meeting of my one-day-a-year pseudo-band, the Monkey Power Trio. For those of you who might not be familiar with our origin story, it all began back in 1995 with a promise between old friends one hot, summer afternoon in Brooklyn. On the spur of the moment, we’d […]

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Facing the threat of a million Brits protesting his visit, Trump backs out, blaming Obama

With 48% of Brits saying they don’t want Donald Trump in their country, and members of Parliament debating whether or not he should be banned from the country for spreading the incendiary racist propaganda of known hate groups, our President today announced that he would not be visiting England as planned this February. Of course, […]

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Donald Trump didn’t drain the swamp, but he’s filling the shithole

My intention was to spend my time this evening researching changes to the Medicaid program announced today by the Trump administration that will give states the ability to refuse Medicaid to any individual who is not either working, going to school, acting as caregiver, or participating in some sanctioned form of “community engagement”. But, then, […]

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An effusive, praise-filled Christmas speech to be delivered to the conservative patriarch or matriarch of your family

Tomorrow, I imagine that many of you will be heading off to have Christmas dinner with your parents, some of whom may be Trump-supporting Fox News viewers. I know it’s unlikely, but, if that should be the case, and, if the conservative patriarch or matriarch of your family, inspired by Trump, should go around the […]

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