Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Trump’s vengeance against Sanctuary Cities could trigger CalExit

March 29, 2017 by  
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  Most people I know are against CalExit, the scheme, modeled on Britain’s “Brexit” from the European Union, for California to break apart from the U.S.A. and form its own country. Newspapers are editorializing against it; politicians, including Gavin Newsom, who’s likely to be California’s next Governor, denounce it, and polls show that ordinary Californians […]

Trump wants to “reach out” Democrats? Hell no!

March 28, 2017 by  
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  What does Trump do now that his regime is on life support? Double down on pandering to the far right Declare war on the disloyal Freedom Caucus and see what he can do with the Ryan wing of the party Reach out to Democrats Pragmatism will determine his answer; this particular President has no […]

The Republican’s hillbilly problem

March 27, 2017 by  
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  After Trump’s disastrous defeat over the weekend, with more catastrophes for him almost sure to occur, the national conversation now turns to how Democrats can regroup for the 2018 elections and beyond. One heated topic is “the hillbilly” problem. Hillbillies were traditionally rural inhabitants in eastern and southern U.S. regions of the Ozarks and […]

Trumpcare’s defeat was a body blow to the tea party

March 24, 2017 by  
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  The problem with Republicans telling us that Obamacase is “broken” and “a disaster” is that they—especially their current leader, Trump—have lied to us so often that there’s no longer any reason to believe them. Remember The Boy Who Cried Wolf? He lied about a wolf so many times that, when there finally was a […]

Wall Street Journal fires the first shot from the right

March 23, 2017 by  
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  Yesterday’ startling takedown of Trump by the Wall Street Journal may well represent the tipping point so many of us have been waiting for. (Here’s a link to it, but you need a login I.D. to read the whole thing. Here’s a link to an article about it.) By “the tipping point” I refer […]

So what does Comey get for helping get Trump elected?

March 21, 2017 by  
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  We found out yesterday that the FBI has been investigating possible collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign since last July—8 months ago—and we got that from the mouth of the FBI director himself, James Comey. He told the House Intelligence Committee how loathe he is to admit or deny the existence […]

Why Democrats should filibuster the Gorsuch nomination

March 21, 2017 by  
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  There’s one huuuge reason: Because Repubs wouldn’t even allow Merrick Garland to have hearings. That was so unfair, so extremist, so partisan, it poisoned the well for Trump’s SCOTUS nominee/s—or should have, in a “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander” reckoning. Democrats seemed slow to get the message, at least […]

Comey: “No wiretapping.” Trump must apologize

March 20, 2017 by  
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  In today’s hearings before the House Intelligence Committee, FBI director James Comey assured us, “We will follow the facts wherever they lead.” Why should we believe him? This is the man whose anti-Hillary interference in the recent election resulted in Trump’s victory and, in so doing, Comey may well have violated U.S. law. The […]

Trump’s game plan, and how The Resistance is wrecking it

March 20, 2017 by  
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  We now can see, after eight weeks, the rough outlines of Trump’s “game plan,” although that might be too grandiose a term to use for the behavior of this impetuous, angry and easily bored man. The plan comprises two parts: first, to let this super-conservative Congress, led by the tea party, have its way […]

How come the Wall Street Journal isn’t writing about WiretapGate?

March 17, 2017 by  
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  What is the biggest story in the country? Right—Trump’s wiretapping allegation against Obama. It’s a huge story—historic, as big as new stories get—but you wouldn’t have known it, to read yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, which didn’t have a single mention of it: not on the front page, not on the editorial pages, nowhere. Can […]

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