Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Trump’s accomplices in the media


I will not be held like a drunkard/ under the cold tap of facts… — Leonard Cohen The news today is Donald Trump. The news every day is Trump. One day he’s  lying about Dianne Feinstein as his fans chant … Continue reading

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‘Moderate Republican’ is an oxymoron


I was reading aloud to Swamp Rabbit about how Donald Trump helped get Brett Kavanaugh confirmed for a lifetime gig with the Supremes: ‘As long as [Trump] was willing to go to the mat for [Kavanaugh], it fortified probably people … Continue reading

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The Times’s Trump story is a few years too late


“I built what I built myself,” Mr. Trump has said, a narrative that was long amplified by often-credulous coverage from news organizations, including The Times. Certainly a handful of journalists and biographers, notably Wayne Barrett, Gwenda Blair, David Cay Johnston … Continue reading

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We live in a democracy — or so they say


This is what happens when all the president’s men are grifters: Another day, another set of regulations targeted for reversal by President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency. The latest possible rollback affects a powerful greenhouse gas with up to 36 times … Continue reading

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A weasel auditions for the Supremes


Brett Kavanaugh knows why Donald Trump chose him to replace Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, and so do all the Republican senators who are so eager to finish the confirmation charade. Even my friend Swamp Rabbit knows, and … Continue reading

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Donald Trump as Johnny Friendly


You can tell a lot about a president’s background just by his style of speech. Woodrow Wilson spoke like a cold-hearted preacher, FDR like an easy-going aristocrat, Harry Truman like a humble dry goods merchant, Ronald Reagan like a too-wholesome … Continue reading

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New opiates for the masses needed


Yesterday, I googled a piece of old news and ran it past my friend Swamp Rabbit. The gist of the article was that many Democrats and independents who voted for Obama in 2012 didn’t vote at all in 2016 and … Continue reading

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