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Donald Trump’s Lies And Team Trump’s Headaches

by Mel Gurtov We are all aware that Donald Trump lies—repeatedly, and without remorse.  That is outrageous enough; but equally outrageous is the insistence of some of his handlers that truth no longer matters: what Trump says, he believes to be true, and therefore it is true.  Never mind the facts. Throughout the campaign he […]

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January 20, 2017, a Day That Will Live in Ignominy

By Tom H. Hastings Donald J. Trump has been inaugurated as the 45th President of the US. If you are a xenophobic isolationist nationalist, this is such great news. If you want climate chaos to worsen—more rising seas, more massive forest fires, more hideous hurricanes, more drought—this is the perfect storm for you. On the […]

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The Honeymoon Is Over

By Mel Gurtov President Trump is often depicted as “unconventional” and his actions “unprecedented.”  But his novelty exposes him and his administration to closer scrutiny than any previous presidency. Turns out the emperor has no clothes; his “unconventional” behavior is often criminal, corrupt, duplicitous, unreliable, and incompetent.  Across the spectrum of professions—from art museums and lawyers […]

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The Mosque That Disappeared

By Robert C. Koehler We committed a quiet little war crime the other day. Forty-plus people are dead, taken out with Hellfire missiles while they were praying. Or maybe not. Maybe they were just insurgents. The women and children, if there were any, were . . . Come on, you know the lingo, collateral damage. […]

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Resisting Trump’s Militarization

by Laura Finley, Not surprisingly, activists are daunted by the lightning-paced dismantling of civil rights and social justice that President Trump has authorized in barely more than one month in office.  Trump’s orders on immigration, private prisons, state’s laws on marijuana legalization, use of neutral bathrooms by transgender youth, and so many more are indeed […]

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A Crisis of Relevance

By Robert C. Koehler, And the word of the moment is, “opportunity”: “What unites our party is a belief in opportunity, the idea that however you started out, whatever you look like, whoever you love, America is the place you can make it if you try.” Could you be any more tepid? The words were […]

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The Mass Grave We Call Collateral Damage

By Robert C. Koehler, “Lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. Boy, you think our country’s so innocent? You think our country’s so innocent?” We have carnage and we have irony. The speaker is the president, of course. It’s Super Bowl Sunday and here he is, generating another eyeball-popping headline as he dares to compare American […]

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Deliberately Irrational and Dangerously Ignorant

By John LaForge, Donald Trump said at CIA headquarters January 21: “Trust me, I’m like a smart person,” and “I love honesty.” If he is not “professionally unprepared, intellectually ill-informed, morally compromised, and temperamentally unfit” to be president, as columnist David Brooks said Jan. 20, his blathering incoherent puffery before the assembled CIA staff failed […]

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Reclaiming Our Democracy

by Andrew Moss, On Saturday, January 21, I joined somewhere between 300,000 and 500,000 people in downtown Los Angeles as the city made its own unique contribution to the women’s marches galvanizing more than a million people across the US and around the world.  In LA, as elsewhere, activists fighting for a wide range of […]

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Inaugurating the Majori-Tea Party

By Rob Okun,  “We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must pledge we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We marched in all 50 states. Several of the largest demonstrations were in the hundreds of thousands. In total, millions of us here and abroad banded together […]

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