From the Left



While One 'Scandal' Fizzles, Another Sizzles

From the Left / Joe Conason /

Back when Rep. James Comer previewed his committee's blockbuster probe of President Biden, the Biden family, and their allegedly corrupt connections with foreign investors, someone asked whether he also intended to investigate the Trumps.

"With respect to investigating President Trump, there have been so many investigations of President Trump...Read more

The Supreme Court's Indelible Stain

From the Left / Joe Conason /

Every fresh revelation of an ethical lapse by Clarence Thomas raises the question to which Republican leaders apparently have no answer: Just how much crooked behavior by a conservative Supreme Court justice will they justify?

So far, they seem utterly untroubled by Thomas' acceptance from a right-wing billionaire of lavish vacations, jet ...Read more

With Debt Blackmail, McCarthy Betrays America Again

From the Left / Joe Conason /

When House Republicans -- or any Republicans, for that matter -- claim to feel deep concern over the national debt, the only honest response is raucous laughter. These are the same politicians, after all, led by the same gelded Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who voted in lockstep year after year to raise the debt ceiling while former President Donald ...Read more

Why Do Republicans Lionize the Leaker?

From the Left / Joe Conason /

What was once a party that proclaimed its pride in patriotism, military discipline and the defense of national security against all enemies, foreign and domestic, is becoming an engine of insurrection and subversion in the service of hostile foreign powers. In the reaction of leading figures on the Right to the arrest of a young airman for ...Read more

Bill Barr's Misconduct Should Not Shield Trump

From the Left / Joe Conason /

In the days since Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg unveiled his office's 34-count indictment of former President Donald J. Trump, arguments about the likelihood of conviction have erupted on every cable news program, as the former president spews fusillades of lies and threats.

Most of this noise is pointless and hardly worth engaging. ...Read more

Hey, Mr. Speaker! Hands Off Alvin Bragg

From the Left / Joe Conason /

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'

From the Left / Joe Conason /

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

From the Left / Joe Conason /

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



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