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How Trump has already done irreparable damage to NATO

The NATO summit this week was a high stakes event for President Trump.<p>NATO is a key component of the U.S.-led post-War international order that has …

OK, NOW Is It Watergate?

A realtime chronicler of Nixon’s downfall assesses Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.<p>President Donald Trump’s astonishing firing of FBI director James Comey on Tuesday afternoon raised throughout Washington the inevitable question: Is this Watergate? While Watergate was <i>sui generis</i> and is …

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Convention of the States: Is a billionaire-funded coup to rewrite the Constitution on the verge of happening?

The Wisconsin GOP is calling for a constitutional convention — only five more states are needed to make it happen<p>All eyes were fixed on Capitol Hill as Republicans attempted to pass an American Health Care Bill that ultimately failed. The recklessness of the party's leadership can't be overstated — …

Why Steve Bannon Wants You to Believe in the Deep State

What better way to decimate the bureaucracy than to convince Americans it’s treacherous?<p>Like a George Lucas Death Star or one of those planet-eating monsters in <i>Star Trek</i>, the Deep State has crashed into the national consciousness. Suddenly, it’s not just an obsession of those who inhabit the …

Here's What Happens in the Hands of an Unstable President*

This is not normal, no matter how much you pretend it to be.<p>WASHINGTON—This is going to be quite the week for the denizens of Camp Runamuck, so let's get it started off the right way by pointing out that the president* may be a dangerous paranoid know-nothing surrounded by half-baked advisers and a …

Russia's richest invested about $100 million in Trump Florida properties

Who are the wealthy Russian citizens who've invested a total of almost $100 million worth of properties owned by U.S. President Donald J. Trump? An …

The Liar-In-Chief & The Dangers of Post-Truth Politics

What happens when we lose American lives over a lie?<p>It’s hard to live with a leader you don’t trust. It makes you anxious. Makes you fearful. It’s …

We've lost sight of how appalling Trump's "Obama tapped my phones" accusation is

In the day-to-day crush of news, it’s easy to lose perspective. And this year especially, it’s easy for the abnormal to become normal.<p>So let’s be clear: If President Trump truly does have no evidence to back up his accusation that President Obama tapped his phones — as increasingly seems to be the …

Decoding Steve Bannon: Is his hateful ideology rooted in family trauma — or is he just a creep?

A Wall Street Journal profile claims Bannon’s ideas were shaped by the 2008 collapse. It might be a lot simpler<p>A lot of journalists have been talking up a profile of Steve Bannon that the Wall Street Journal published on Tuesday. It is indeed a well-written deep dive into the "economic nationalism" …

Donald Trump fuels diplomatic row with Britain after apology from US officials over GCHQ wiretapping claims

Donald Trump remained unrepentant amid a diplomatic row with Britain on Friday, hours after US officials made a formal apology for accusing GCHQ of helping Barack Obama spy on the then presidential candidate.<p>Sean Spicer, the president's press secretary, repeated a claim on Thursday evening – …

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Robert Reich: Trump has officially waged war on America’s truth tellers

Trump is actively destroying the truth-telling institutions our democracy depends on<p>President Donald Trump and his White House don’t argue on the merits. They attack the credibility of the institutions that come up with facts and arguments they don’t like.<p>They even do it preemptively. Last week, …

Donald Trump Joins Paul Ryan’s ‘Health-Care’ Crusade—Sad!

Now we know why the House speaker has been wearing that empty-eyed MAGA grin for months. Trump’s all in on his war on the poor.<p>Well, it finally …

Paul Ryan admitted he has no idea how health insurance works

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the conservative movement’s Great Wonk.<p>Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Great and Knowledgeable Policy Wonk and Wise Knower …

Connecting Trump’s Dots to Russia

I enjoyed the show “House of Cards” but always felt that it went a bit too far, that its plot wasn’t plausible. After seven weeks of President Trump, I owe “House of Cards” an apology. Nothing seems impossible any more.<p>That includes the most towering suspicion of all: that Trump’s team colluded in …

Swalwell Launches Pages Diagramming Trump’s Ties to Russia

California Democrat also introduced legislation to set up independent investigation<p>California Rep. Eric Swalwell has set up web pages to show …

What should we do if the president is a liar?

We face a very serious political problem in this country, and that problem is manifested in a post written yesterday by Amber Phillips of <i>The</i> …

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Republicans Just Watch as Donald Trump Goes Wild

As Trump throws wild, flimsy shots at American institutions, who other than Ben Sasse will stand up to him?<p>The day Donald Trump took office, I wrote …

The Republicans aren't just killing health care, they're killing any hope of retirement for millions

It’s sad that the right-wing media has poisoned <i>The New York Times</i> in the mind of the Republican voter. Because as this article points out, that …

Trump claims he was wiretapped. If he’s right, it could be his undoing.

It would suggest a FISA court found probable cause linking his campaign to Russian officials.<p>President Donald Trump surprised aides Saturday morning …

Trump Furious About Sessions Recusing Himself

The Washington Post reports that President Trump left the White House “in a fury” on Friday, “fuming about Jeff Sessions’s recusal and telling aides …

Donald Trump

We have lost our sense of normality

How "normal" once looked: Cue this morning: It's just Trump being Trump, waking up on a Saturday morning at Mar-a-lago with a slow schedule, and key …

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Russia today: What new information did we learn about the Trump-Russia connection?

There was a lot of breaking news about the Trump administration’s ties to Russia<p>The last 48 hours have seen such a massive unraveling of major news about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia that we, quite frankly, didn't know where to start. You may not either. So here's roundup of major …

What We Know About Trump’s Ties to Russia Amounts to Treachery to the Republic

The high point of Donald Trump’s presidency to date — the moment when those who desperately wanted to close their eyes and imagine a normal president …

How much did Russian hacking affect congressional races? And how deeply was the GOP involved?

Why is the speaker so blasé about Russian meddling? Maybe because he knows it helped the GOP win close races<p>If there's one thing you can say about the Donald Trump presidency so far, it isn't boring. From horror stories at the border to Trump's semi-triumphant teleprompter speech and Attorney …

Burst your bubble: conservative articles on Trump's address to Congress

As of Tuesday night, when Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress, he seemed to have recovered some esteem in the eyes of liberal pundits. This seemed largely to be based on the fact that Trump had reined in his style. Some conservatives were more discerning.<p>Fact-checking Donald Trump's …

Political Science

Report: White House Rejected Ethics Course for Trump Staff

The Army Gets Back in the Ship-Killing Business

Since 1996, the Chinese military has steadily expanded its umbrella of land-based missiles, strike aircraft, and submarines designed to overwhelm …

Military