Tag Archives: William Barr

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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William Barr’s private army

Images like the one above have been making their way around the internet today — images of heavily armed men blocking streets in Washington, DC — men with no unit insignia — men with no name badges — men who are apparently refusing to tell people under whose authority they are blocking people. And, understandably, […]

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#Obamagate, the release of Michael Flynn, and the desperate attempt to shift attention away from Donald Trump’s role in the spread of COVID-19

With over 75,000 Americans dead, the worst unemployment numbers since the Great Depression, Tara Reade’s accusations coming under increasing scrutiny, and polling showing the President’s support faltering in key swing states, Donald Trump needed something big… something that would allow him to shift focus away from himself, his impeachment, and the fact that he’d assured […]

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This is Donald. Don’t be like Donald.

We know that Donald Trump and members of his administration have had direct personal contact with least two people who, shortly after their interactions, have tested positive for coronavirus. Trump had dinner with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications director, Fábio Wajngarten, at Mar-a-Lago, who afterward tested positive for the virus. And, the President’s daughter, Ivanka […]

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