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  Hello to all of my loyal followers. Sorry for the long absence, but I’ve been readying a digital product for release. Probably about six weeks out (maybe a little longer). While writing this ebook, I made an unexpected connection. Even though immigration seems like the hot button issue for […]

The #MeToo Movement and #Immigration


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  Joe Arpaio flickr photo by Gage Skidmore shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license   White supremacists aren’t just sticking to the streets anymore, they are running for the highest levels of government. Well, as David Duke can attest, this isn’t the first time that flaming bigots have run […]

White Supremacists Drool Over 2018 Midterms


Donald Trump flickr photo by Gage Skidmore shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license Not surprisingly, Trump decided to not release the democratic memo. This decision coincided with the resignation of two top aids, Rob Porter, and David Sorensen, a speechwriter for the administration. Look, I get it. When you […]

Rob Porter, The Democratic Memo, and a Self-Serving View of ...



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White House flickr photo by kidTruant shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license More White House shakeup stuff. Rob Porter, White House aide, resigned Wednesday due to allegations from his ex-wives concerning domestic abuse. Even though many aides were aware of Rob Porter’s character, nothing was done to oust him […]

Rob Porter Resigns Amid Claims of Domestic Abuse


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Stock Crash flickr photo by illustir shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license Donald Trump, often obsessed with being an historic president, felt the squeeze yesterday when the Dow Jones average had the most significant one day point loss in its history, losing 1,175 points. This morning wasn’t much better, […]

Dow Jones Plummets Again–Trump Faceplants Into Reality


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The Nunes memo has been out for what seems like a political eternity, with nothing to counteract it so far. Even though the Democrats are maneuvering for the President to release their own memo, there’s only one contestant in the arena, the memo released by Devin Nunes, Chairman of the […]

Memo Chaos–It Isn’t Going Away



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Donald Trump flickr photo by Gage Skidmore shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license Wrote another post about Russia. I talked about how Trump’s narcissism and the view of American exceptionalism have taken the focus away from the very serious issue of Russian propaganda/interference with the 2016 and future elections. […]

Trump Inspires Authoritarianism, But Not The Way You Think.


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Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump arrived in London on horseback for Paddy Power, London, UK, 13th March 2017 flickr photo by TaylorHerring shared with no copyright restrictions using Creative Commons Public Domain Mark (PDM) Sometimes you wonder how the Republican or Independent voter views things. As President Trump rips […]

Trump’s Assault on Democratic Institutions. Also Putin.


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Trump-28 flickr photo by TaylorHerring shared with no copyright restrictions using Creative Commons Public Domain Mark (PDM) The Nunes Memo was released earlier today. It revealed that the FISA court warrant that allowed the FBI to continue to spy on Carter Page was largely granted because of the Christopher Steele […]

Putin’s Game: Trump’s Self-Preservation



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Congress flickr photo by Jeremy Buckingham MLC shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license You know, I thought this month was going to be about DACA. Leave it to Mr. Liver Pills to make it all about him. I’ve written about the memo quite a bit recently, you can my […]

The Effects of the Nunes Memo


The Nunes memo built up so much by CNN/Fox/various platforms of social media has been released. It essentially places responsibility on the Steel dossier for government surveillance of Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser. As I’ve recently talked about, the main intended consequences of the release of the memo […]

Release of Nunes Memo–Trump’s Enemy List Expands #NunesMemo


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Donald Trump flickr photo by cornstalker shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license Looks like the Nunes memo isn’t going away. I wrote another post about this recently, you can find it here. It’s important to note from here on out that President Donald Trump will do anything he can […]

Will Trump Succeed Where Nixon Failed? #TrumpObstructed #TrumpRussia



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Jefferson Memorial II flickr photo by Alexander Day shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license So yesterday, the House Intelligence Committee decided to vote to release the memo Rep. Devin Nunes has been bragging about. Under normal times, this might be perceived as helping to keep the democratic barge afloat […]

The Nunes Memo and Trump Tyranny #NunesMemo


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Donald Trump flickr photo by Gage Skidmore shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license Robert S. Mueller III was this close to being fired by President Trump in June of last year, saved only by a threat from White House Counsel Donald F. McCGahn that he would resign. Interesting stuff. In […]

Trump Wanted to Fire Mueller (Stunning Plot Twist)


The Panda – Iconic, Ionic and (somewhat) Ironic flickr photo by Ken and Nyetta shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license I felt like engaging in some “blogging archaeology” earlier today, and found some real gems. Rounded up some political/non-political fiction for your perusal. Let me know what you think! […]

Blogging Archaeology



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So, a couple of days ago, I posted about how Trump’s American Carnage, a numb-minded utterance from his first speech as president, has borne fruit. Trump described this carnage as derelict factories under the shadow of malevolent elites. While Stephen Miller’s handiwork is all over this, the President breathed  angry […]

Trump’s “American Carnage” Part 2


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Donald Trump flickr photo by Gage Skidmore shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license The phrase “American Carnage,” used in Donald Trump’s first speech, portrayed the United States as a country besieged by crime, littered with derelict factories, and beaten down by gold-encrusted elites. It’s my theory that Trump is […]

Trump’s “American Carnage” Comes to Fruition


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White House flickr photo by Diego Cambiaso shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license The government officially shut down on Friday night. Not pretty. Since then, though, it’s been a heavily politicized blame game from both Democrats and Republicans, with #TrumpShutdown and #SchumerShutdown competing on Twitter. Last time I checked, […]

Government Shutdown, Authored by Stephen Miller



Lindsey Graham flickr photo by Gage Skidmore shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license It doesn’t take the prospect of a government shut down to figure out Senator Lindsey Graham. He’s that Republican Senator from South Carolina. I like his teeth for some reason. Anyway, Graham has had an odd […]

Lindsey Graham’s Evolution


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White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon at CPAC 2017 February 24th 2017 by Michael Vadon flickr photo by Michael Vadon shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license It was a rainy night, shortly after his departure from Breitbart News. Bannon sat there in silence, phone in hand. “Should I call? […]

Bannon and Trump’s Secret Phone Call #BannonFlipped


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Donald Trump flickr photo by cornstalker shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license Donald Trump’s mental fitness for office has been a lingering, vocal question since even before his inauguration. He has railed against perceptions of his incompetence for as long as the question has been alive. Yesterday, details of […]

Trump’s Incompetence as Political Maneuvering



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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking at an AFL-CIO event flickr photo by Kheel Center, Cornell University Library shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license President Donald Trump trampled into the world of language yet again by saying a vague category of non-white countries are “shitholes.” This isn’t surprising language […]

Racism Denial as an Expression of Power


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If you’re even mildly engaged in the outside world, and are living in the US of A, you are already very familiar with the tendency of the media to compare President Donald Trump with the mythical unicorn of anti-democratic values, Richard Milhouse Nixon. To be honest, I view it as […]

Richard Nixon’s Long Shadow


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Donald Trump flickr photo by Gage Skidmore shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license Well, I commented yesterday on Trump’s “shithole” comment. Not much new there, honestly. In many ways, the repetitious displays of racism radiating from the White House make consistent insightful analysis difficult. Decided to watch Don Lemon’s […]

Racism and the Economic Hoodwink



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Trump flickr photo by IoSonoUnaFotoCamera shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license Or at least, you should think of it as one. During a meeting with House members and Senators on Thursday, President Trump referred to certain countries as “shitholes.” What really boggles the mind at this point is that […]

Trump’s “Shithole” Remark is a Time Machine


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Xi Jinping flickr photo by theglobalpanorama shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license The insularity of American politics can obscure other problems just as important as the pantheon we seem so dangerously preoccupied with day to day (Bannon, Trump, Sanders, etc). Some of these issues exist on the international landscape, […]

China’s Financial War


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White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon at CPAC 2017 February 24th 2017 by Michael Vadon flickr photo by Michael Vadon shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license Just a quick update on the Steven Bannon situation. He’s decided to leave Breitbart, not necessarily for greener pastures, because there aren’t any. […]

Bannon Leaves Breitbart and Goes Into Exile



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Oprah and Barack flickr photo by whoohoo120 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license The big news recently is that Oprah could run for president in 2020. It’s definitely preferable to the mess in the White House that we have now. Some caveats though. While I don’t think she would […]

Oprah For President? Celebrity vs. Ideology


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Donald Trump flickr photo by Gage Skidmore shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license Just sitting here, my copy of the book in hand. It’ll take me time to parse it all, but Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff, isn’t exactly what I expected it to be. Wolff weaves a […]

What “Fire and Fury” Teaches Us


“Fire and Fury,” Michael Wolff’s new book, made sure that the New Year started with a roar and not a whimper. While President Trump is chafing under the media’s coverage of a very negative portrayal of the White House, Stephen Bannon ran for the nearest fallout shelter, letting regret pave […]

“Fire and Fury” Causes Bannon to Seek Shelter