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President Trump chooses not to pursue the sanctions against Russia demanded by Congress… We are officially in crisis…

Back in July, in the words of Senator Nancy Pelosi, “Congress passed a bill on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis requiring the Administration to impose defense and intelligence sanctions on entities purchasing Russian military equipment.” This legislation, we were told at the time, was necessary, among other things, to both punish the Russians for having meddled […]

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A Michigan man, following Trump’s lead, calls CNN to say, “Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down.”

This past July, in a post about our President’s war on the free and independent press, I shared the following quote from CNN contributor, and lifelong Republican, Ana Navarro, who had, at that point in time, just been a guest on ABC’s This Week, discussing Donald Trump’s heightened rhetoric against the press. “It is an […]

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I’m tempted to say that the Democrats caved, but I’m withholding judgement.

Remember, yesterday, when I said that I hoped the sight of millions of women marching across the United States put a little steel in the backbones of Congressional Democrats? Well, it seems not to have worked. This afternoon, the government shutdown ended, as a number of Democrats voted with Republicans to pass a temporary, three-week […]

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Military pawns, racist scum, and living in a nation where no-one’s at the helm… Welcome to the #TrumpShutdown

As we discussed last week, in hopes of avoiding a government shutdown, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin went to the White House with a plan that, as they relayed to the President, would pass through both houses of Congress. This compromise legislation, they explained to Donald Trump and […]

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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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