…The Preëxisting Condition in the Oval Office …

... Trump Et al have waged war on scientists, subjecting us all to unnecessary mortal danger   When has New York known a grimmer week? The sirens are unceasing. Funeral parlors are overwhelmed. Refrigerator trailers are now in service as morgues, and can be found parked outside hospitals all over town. We’re told that there … Continue reading …The Preëxisting Condition in the Oval Office …

… How Stephen Miller Manipulates Donald Trump to Further His Immigration Obsession …

Donald Trump’s senior adviser has been the true driving force behind this Administration’s racist agenda. How far will he go? One afternoon in November, a half-dozen government officials sat at a conference table in the White House, waiting for the arrival of Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to Donald Trump. Miller had summoned officials from … Continue reading … How Stephen Miller Manipulates Donald Trump to Further His Immigration Obsession …

… Did Donald Trump Just Get Roger Stone’s Prison Sentence Reduced? …

.... because that would be FUBAR ... damn ... looks like it's true ... shit! The Department of Justice’s decision to seek a lighter sentence for Roger Stone raises troubling questions.Photograph by Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty On Tuesday, four federal prosecutors withdrew from a high-profile case, and one resigned his position, after senior … Continue reading … Did Donald Trump Just Get Roger Stone’s Prison Sentence Reduced? …

… Ten Ways of Looking at the Impeachment and Acquittal …

... pick a number ... any number ... President Donald Trump was acquitted of the charges brought against him in the impeachment trial this week. The coming months are fateful for our democracy. (With apologies to Wallace Stevens, and in descending order of despair—though, perhaps, ascending order of importance.) 1. Impeachment was, despite it all, … Continue reading … Ten Ways of Looking at the Impeachment and Acquittal …

…False Idol — Why the Christian Right Worships Donald Trump …

On  the morning of September 29th, six weeks before the 2016 election, Donald Trump was in a conference room at Trump Tower in New York talking to leaders of the religious right about sex-reassignment surgery. In a way, he was bringing about his own transformation. Having quashed the idea that his run for president was … Continue reading …False Idol — Why the Christian Right Worships Donald Trump …

… Kid On The Run…U.S. Detains Record Number of Child Migrants …

Detentions have surged as the administration's aggressive policy toward migrants has collided with an exodus of children fleeing Central America. A 16-year-old migrant named Marvel sitting at a shelter in Tenosique, Mexico, with a friend. Gang members murdered Marvel’s older brother in Honduras. Detentions have surged as the Trump administration’s aggressive policy toward migrants has … Continue reading … Kid On The Run…U.S. Detains Record Number of Child Migrants …

… Could Someone Actually Steal a U.S. Nuke? …

Even though nukes are heavily guarded and hard to hack, there are other, less obvious risks if they go rogue. The eyes of the world have become fixed on the estimated 50 B61 nuclear bombs stored at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. As the Turkish military operations in Syria strain relations with the U.S., the … Continue reading … Could Someone Actually Steal a U.S. Nuke? …

… The backstory to impeachment …

From Paul Manafort to Donald Trump’s fateful phone call How Ukrainians in a bind reach out to Americans on the make Editor’s note (October 10th 2019): Shortly after this report was published two people mentioned in it, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were arrested at Dulles airport outside Washington, DC. They have been charged with … Continue reading … The backstory to impeachment …

… “Hey DipShit …. you have the right to remain silent “…

On Thursday, Trump didn’t bother to contest the charge that he leaned on Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son. In fact, he did it again, live on camera, from the White House lawn. In the ten days since the House of Representatives launched its impeachment inquiry, President Trump has spoken and tweeted thousands of … Continue reading … “Hey DipShit …. you have the right to remain silent “…