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Gratitude and Grace, Even Now

From the Left / Joe Conason /

In the throes of a global pandemic that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and will kill many more, it may be difficult to summon gratitude this Thanksgiving. Our sorrow and frustration are only intensified by a government that seems indifferent to the suffering and exacerbates suspicion and ill will at every opportunity.

And yet, on ...Read more

The Republicans and the Fuhrerprinzip

From the Left / Joe Conason /

Everyone who voted in the 2020 presidential election should understand what the hierarchy of the Republican Party is doing right now. It is seeking to thwart the decision of the American electorate, expressed in a substantial majority vote for Joe Biden, with full consciousness of their own dishonesty. The Republicans are following directives ...Read more

When does a Trump lawyer tell the truth?

From the Left / Joe Conason /

There is no penalty for lying on television, as anyone who watches cable news already knows. It is considered normal today when Fox News personalities -- to name one prominent group of habitual liars -- repeat absurd falsehoods, even if the result is that people contract the coronavirus and die.

There is no penalty for lying on the radio, as ...Read more

The nation is rejecting Trump

From the Left / Joe Conason /

By the time this is published, Joe Biden may be president-elect of the United States. While election authorities are still counting ballots in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia and a few other states, the most likely outcomes appear to favor the former vice president.

What is also most likely -- and indeed has already begun -- is a tantrum of ...Read more

Who will defend military ballots from Trump?

From the Left / Joe Conason /

At this moment, the president of the United States is threatening to "throw out" the votes of millions of Americans to hijack an election that he seems more than likely to lose. Donald Trump is openly demanding that state authorities invalidate lawful absentee ballots, no different from the ballot he just mailed to his new home state of Florida,...Read more

Biden emails more disinformation peddled by Giulani and the usual, disreputable cast of characters

From the Left / Joe Conason /

What a stroke of luck for Donald Trump, just when the president's election prospects look irretrievably bleak: A trove of incriminating emails has turned up that supposedly connect Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden to a dubious businessman in Ukraine. Uncovered by the president's own intrepid lawyer Rudy Giuliani and his former adviser Steve ...Read more

Hands Off Those Military Ballots

From the Left / Joe Conason /

When President Donald Trump demands that we "get rid of the ballots," everyone knows exactly what he means. Since last spring, the aspiring tinpot dictator in the White House has spit out daily tweets full of falsehoods about mail ballots, which he calls "awful," "terrible" and "ripe for FRAUD." He pretends to draw a distinction between mail-...Read more

A duty to speak up

From the Left / Joe Conason /

So far, nobody in the United States military, including those retired from service, has expressed great surprise over President Donald Trump's alleged remarks about soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Anger and disgust, yes, but not surprise.

Given his record of disrespect toward those who have worn the uniform, the comments reported in ...Read more



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