Tag Archives: Rex Tillerson

Drip, drip, drip…

As I’m still recovering from yesterday’s never-ending, late night rant, I’d intended to take tonight off. Three things happened today, however, that I wanted to let you know about… 1. According to reports, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is considering the closing of the State Department’s cybersecurity office. While it’s possible that all of the […]

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When will this international embarrassment end?

So, it finally happened… Trump and Putin met face-to-face at the G-20 event in Hamburg yesterday, their first face-to-face meeting since Trump ascended to the presidency of the United States. [note: While Trump now denies having ever met Putin in the past, he’s stated previously that they knew one another.] According to accounts of the […]

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While we were making golden shower jokes, the Senate voted to kill the Affordable Care Act, setting in motion a chain of events that will leave 30 million Americans without healthcare

As we were all fully engaged in discussing presidential water sports yesterday, and whether or not it would even be possible for a germaphobe-in-chief to property enjoy a golden shower, the real work of government marched on. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s allegedly racist nominee for Attorney General, after exaggerating the extent to which he was involved […]

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It’s the piss that gets the press, but the leaked intelligence dossier also claims that Trump was offered a 19% stake in the Russian oil company Rosneft in exchange for lifting sanctions as President

As we discussed yesterday, an intelligence report assembled by a former MI6 operative in Moscow concerning Trump’s extensive ties to the government of Vladimir Putin went public thanks to Buzzfeed and CNN. These documents, which you really should read in their entirety, paint a troubling portrait of our President-elect. According to the as-yet-verified claims made […]

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Of course it’s all about oil… Putin, Trump, and the campaign to keep the world addicted to fossil fuels

I’ve been struggling since the election to catch even a glimpse of the big picture. Like many of you, despite my best intentions, I tend to get swept up in the horror of the day. I want to look dispassionately at all the moving pieces and see if I can maybe find some logic in […]

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