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Hey, Mr. Speaker! Hands Off Alvin Bragg
Now that the Manhattan district attorney has filed an historic indictment of former President Donald Trump, nothing is certain except this: The former president, the Republicans in Congress and their partisan propaganda outlets will seek to shield him from accountability at any cost.
Evidently the House Republican leaders are carrying out ...Read more
What To Do Now About Fox 'News'
Ever since Fox News Channel launched in 1996 with a slogan that was an aggressive lie -- "Fair and Balanced" -- most viewers have understood that Rupert Murdoch and his lackey Roger Ailes created a propaganda operation, not a news channel.
And yet the latest revelations of deception, hypocrisy and greed among the network's management and "...Read more
Fake Indignation Over East Palestine
While the citizens of a small Ohio village suffer in the aftermath of a train derailment that spilled toxic chemicals there, the usual gang of noisemakers is depicting the accident as a conspiracy to harm them -- because they're white, or conservative, or residents of a red state. None of it is true, but the Biden administration's halting ...Read more
Donald Trump's Doomsday Scenario
As Donald Trump's approval ratings plunge -- while Joe Biden's spike upward -- Republican leaders' donors fervently bet their millions on someone who might stop him from winning their party's presidential nomination again. But much as they dread his reappearance atop their ticket next year, there's another threatening scenario that they fear ...Read more
Nobody Can Ever Trust Fox News Again
Anyone who was cynical or dismissive about Fox News Channel before now has suddenly learned that they weren't cynical or dismissive enough. Astounding evidence emerging this week from the defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox, Rupert Murdoch, his son Lachlan and others shows, in excruciating detail, how the "fair ...Read more
Yes, Republicans Hate Social Security
Republicans hate Social Security. From the very dawn of America's most popular and successful government program in 1935, Republicans have always hated Social Security. It is a hatred felt not by ordinary Republican voters -- many of whom are elderly and rely on the program for survival -- but by Republican elected officials and especially the...Read more
Trump's Flawed Defender
Down at Mar-a-Lago and anywhere else that former President Donald Trump is still venerated, he and his entourage are excited about a publication that has never before drawn his attention. The Columbia Journalism Review has just published a four-part, 24,000-word essay that purports to debunk the Trump-Russia "narrative" -- and seeks to blame ...Read more
What Does Charlie McGonigal Know About 2016?
The arrest of Charles McGonigal, chief of the FBI counterintelligence division in New York from October 2016 until his retirement in 2018, reopens festering questions about the troubled election that put Donald Trump in the White House. Among the crimes charged against McGonigal in two lengthy federal indictments is a secret financial ...Read more
Standing Up Against Debt Blackmail
While Speaker Kevin McCarthy demands transparency from the Biden White House, he has concealed crucial facts from the American public ever since he forged the "corrupt bargain" that greased his ascension to the constitutional post he now holds. The details of the agreement that allowed McCarthy to scrape together the barest majority are said ...Read more
Kevin McCarthy Is No 'Mainstream Moderate'
With Rep. Kevin McCarthy finally winning a ballot for House speaker, after so many humiliating delays, it is important to understand why his "victory" no longer matters much and probably never did. The Beltway narrative that positions him as a symbol of "governing" and his erstwhile opponents as isolated agents of chaos is badly mistaken.
The ...Read more