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Kellyanne Conway Thinks We’re Too Focused on Trump—Really

Kellyanne Conway is complaining that people are obsessed with saying Donald Trump’s name. She should look in the mirror.

A Description of a President A Description of a President

As the stresses on the president grew, his closest associates noticed a decline in his personality. It foreshadowed dark things to come.

The Living Standard of Political Media Failure  The Living Standard of Political Media Failure 

Among the many bitter lessons driven home by Donald Trump’s rise to power is this: the political media, for all of its hand-wringing about impartiality, is extremely susceptible to creating reality, rather than portraying it.

All You Fascists Are Bound to Lose If You Don't Show Up In the First Place All You Fascists Are Bound to Lose If You Don't Show Up In the First Place

WASHINGTON, DC—There was just one moment when I thought I might see a white supremacist get killed. There were two of them, a man and a woman, the only two real live enemies I saw the entire day. Both were sagging in late middle age, both plump, both with long, gray hair, the man with a beard. Both, for reasons I do…

We Accept Bill Nelson's Pushup and Pullup Challenge We Accept Bill Nelson's Pushup and Pullup Challenge

Bill Nelson is Florida’s Democratic Senator, a man who has few distinguishing characteristics except this: He is always ostentatiously demonstrating his physical fitness. Fine then. Let’s do this.

Someone Is Going to Get Killed  Someone Is Going to Get Killed 

Before too long, a reporter will become a direct casualty of the Trump era.

I Am Extremely Disappointed to Learn the 'Main Street Investors Coalition' Is a Cynical Corporate Fraud I Am Extremely Disappointed to Learn the 'Main Street Investors Coalition' Is a Cynical Corporate Fraud

If you want to see clearly the actual aims of business, look at what their lobbying arms do. It is nothing but bribe-based rent-seeking covered by a thin, grimy layer of propaganda.

Cuba Proposes Constitutional Reforms
that Would Recognize Same-Sex Marriage Cuba Proposes Constitutional Reforms that Would Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Raúl Castro, who stepped down as head of Cuba’s government last April, has proposed a series of constitutional reforms that include term limits for the office of president and the recognition of same-sex marriages, among other proposals.

Out With the Old  Out With the Old 

Nancy Pelosi. Chuck Schumer. The Clintons. The Kennedys. The faithful leaders we have known so long. We thank you for your service. Now get out.

All The Times That Everyone Said Republicans Must Now Stand Up to Donald Trump  All The Times That Everyone Said Republicans Must Now Stand Up to Donald Trump 

Surely... surely... this will be the time when the Republicans draw the line.

Frank Bruni Is a Bloodless, Passionless Ghost Haunting Political Punditdom--Boo!  Frank Bruni Is a Bloodless, Passionless Ghost Haunting Political Punditdom--Boo! 

Frank Bruni, a flailing man who casts about aimlessly for newspaper column ideas in the manner of a blind koala bear slowly waving its paws in hopes of grasping a eucalyptus leaf, is the answer to the question: Can someone without any actual thoughts or ideas still become a prominent New York Times political…

It's Open War Against Unions on All Fronts Now It's Open War Against Unions on All Fronts Now

The Republican Party, acting on behalf of business interests, wants to smash the institution of organized labor in America, because doing so will allow rich people to make more money. We are living in dark, dark times for unions. A brief survey of the threats:

This Is Actually The Point This Is Actually The Point

Do not despair, Americans—the Republicans systematically tearing down our civil rights and social safety net will surely be vulnerable once they have achieved every last one of their stated goals.

Randi Weingarten Has 'Hope in the Darkness.' And Also Some Fear. Randi Weingarten Has 'Hope in the Darkness.' And Also Some Fear.

Our nation’s teachers unions have had a whiplash of a year, from the statewide teachers’ strikes that have swept the country to last week’s Supreme Court ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case that could severely hurt their membership. America’s most powerful teachers’ union leader says there is much, much more to come.

We Get Voicemails We Get Voicemails

This week I wrote something that got widely circulated among angry right-wing people on the internet, which caused my personal contact information to be published online, which allowed me to hear voicemails from many new friends. Let’s listen to a few.

The Two Bad Things That Haven't Happened Yet The Two Bad Things That Haven't Happened Yet

Wow—yesterday was bad, politically speaking. In fact, the past year and a half has been bad, politically speaking. But as we all despair, it is very important to take a step back and remember: this could all get much, much worse.

Wanna Bet?  Wanna Bet? 

On the internet, hope—and murderous, incoherent rage—spring eternal. I would like to address this post to my hopeful, raging right wing friends.

Please God No Please God No

For proof positive that the American political system is fucked beyond repair, look no further a new report suggesting that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is revving up for a presidential run against Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Oh god. Oh please god no.

This Is Just the Beginning This Is Just the Beginning

Do you think that being asked to leave a restaurant, or having your meal interrupted, or being called by the public is bad? My fascism-enabling friends, this is only the beginning.

Trump Whisperer Jeanine Pirro
Shuts Down Rational Debate of Russia Probe Trump Whisperer Jeanine Pirro Shuts Down Rational Debate of Russia Probe

It’s unclear why Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro even bothers having Democrats on her show. Unless, that is, if her only intention is to berate them for the pleasure of an audience of one.

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