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The Big Lie, Wrapped in More Lies

From the Left / Joe Conason /

Now Americans know for certain what many suspected since Election Day 2020, which is that Donald Trump, his enablers in the Congress, his publicists on Fox News and his co-conspirators in the White House were in on the Big Lie from the very beginning. All of them understood all along that Trump's insistent claim about election fraud was false ...Read more

Do Republicans Really Want to Stop School Shootings?

From the Left / Joe Conason /

Before the next mass shooting, which is likely to occur tomorrow, someone should mention what is most obvious and disturbing about America's endless gun safety debate. Congressional Republicans are unwilling to restrict their constituents' access to assault weapons, even though they know that means many more innocent children (and adults) will...Read more

A Blood Money Show in Houston

From the Left / Joe Conason /

The gut-wrenching tragedy in Texas has turned into a thoroughly degraded political spectacle of corruption and cowardice. If anyone still wonders why America suffers from gun violence at a level unmatched by any other nation, the answer can be found on gaudy display in Houston. The Republican politicians who obediently kneel at the National ...Read more

Rick Scott's Medicare Messiness

From the Left / Joe Conason /

In Washington, acrimonious public disagreements among congressional leaders of the same party are unusual, which was why reporters took note not long ago when Sen. Mitch McConnell publicly spanked Sen. Rick Scott for what he considered an act of monumental stupidity.

What infuriated the Senate minority leader, who yearns above all to become ...Read more

Justice Alito's Illegitimate Opinion

From the Left / Joe Conason /

Not so long ago, the Supreme Court possessed sufficient stature that nobody -- least of all its own justices -- felt obliged to reassure the public of its legitimacy. Neither Chief Justice John Roberts nor his colleagues had to promise that the court reaches its decisions based on law, not partisanship or ideology. Today they regularly utter ...Read more

Who Are The Real Sexual Predators? There's A List

From the Left / Joe Conason /

Of all the big lies that Republican officials and media personalities have deployed for partisan advantage over the past several years, the most sickening by far is their current campaign to depict Democrats as "groomers" -- meaning that they are sexual predators who recruit underage victims.

For years this sort of smear was weaponized against ...Read more

Blame Biden For Higher Prices -- But Then What?

From the Left / Joe Conason /

No subject inflames political passions more than the powerful inflationary pressures that now squeeze every working family -- and nobody likes to talk about inflation more than Republicans, who have reason to believe that rising prices will lift their political boats next November. Polls show that Americans furious over the costs of gasoline, ...Read more



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