Tag Archives: Ukraine

National nightmare, localized


The flu bug latched on last weekend at the Farm Show and flattened me when I got back to the shack. My bones were creaky and my head was on fire, so I chugged NyQuil and climbed onto my hammock … Continue reading

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A rogues’ gallery of impeachment foes


Frankly, I don’t care what the Republicans say. It reminded me that our founders, when they wrote the Constitution, they suspected there could be a rogue president. I don’t think they suspected we could have a rogue president and a … Continue reading

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How about a moat? And toss in some alligators


Swamp Rabbit and I were drinking coffee from tin cups, listening to a Jimmie Rodgers album and reading a surreal story in Guardian UK: Donald Trump discussed shooting migrants in the legs to slow them down, after ordering advisers to … Continue reading

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From ostrich jacket to jailhouse jumpsuit


This is what happens when you have all the money in the world but no heart or imagination: Paul Manafort — President Trump’s former campaign chairman who’s currently on trial in Virginia on charges of money laundering, tax evasion and … Continue reading

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Obama to EU: Frack, baby, frack


From Common Dreams: Speaking after a meeting with European leaders at the [European Union]-US summit in Brussels on Wednesday, President Barack Obama suggested that the U.S. is open to exporting fracked shale gas, once promised as the source of American … Continue reading

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Tweedledum, Tweedledee spar on NPR


My friend Swamp Rabbit and I get a kick out of Republicans who complain of National Public Radio’s “liberal bias,” a strange charge given the fact that NPR rarely veers from the “he said/she said” style of reporting and commentary, … Continue reading

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MSNBC: The Russians are coming!


Robert Parry in Consortium News: If you were living in Crimea, would you prefer to remain part of Ukraine with its coup-installed government – with neo-Nazis running four ministries including the Ministry of Defense – or would you want to … Continue reading

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