Opinion: Patriotism Means Rejecting Trump’s Sh*t hole Vision for America

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The most patriotic thing an American can do is reject Donald Trump’s sh*t hole “vision” for America. It’s not because Donald Trump proposed it. It’s because his “vision” consistently brought war and political instability every time it was tried by ordinary countries in history who were trying to achieve the exceptionalism that America already has. Exceptionalism doesn’t mean perfection. read more

Opinion: Trump May Be Planning To Replace Human Rights With A Hierarchy of Privileges

Donald Trump truly believes in privilege and it’s very possible that the intent of his Inalienable Rights Commission  is to replace human rights with a hierarchy of privileges. The higher you are on Trump’s organization chart of human beings, the more privileges you get. read more

Opinion: Treating Children Worse Than Animals Is A Crime Against Humanity

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The Trump administration is treating children worse than animals and that is a crime against humanity.

Opinion: A Concentration Camp By Any Other Name Is Still a Concentration Camp

Donald Trump’s extra-judicial facilities at the southern border are concentration camps.  You can’t make them less ugly by changing their name.

A year ago, America learned Donald Trump’s ICE was separating children from parents – in our name.  The Trump administration put babies and children in cages.  The Secretary of Homeland Security tried to deny they were cages during congressional testimony.  But no matter how she tried to deny or change the name, everyone knew those children were put in cages. read more

Opinion: The Drumbeat For Impeachment Is Getting Louder And More Intense

A new poll shows that among Democrats, the drumbeat for impeachment proceedings is getting louder and more intense.

At 27%, overall support for impeachment is up 10% from last month. Another 24% of those polled support continuing the investigation.  The effect of these numbers, in isolation of any other consideration, is bad news for Donald Trump. read more

Opinion: SCOTUS Ruling All But Guarantees State Criminal Charges For Trump

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 (Justices Ginsburg and Gorsuch dissenting) to uphold the “dual sovereignty” doctrine. That means that state law is separate and independent from federal law in relation to “double jeopardy,” that is, being putting on trial twice for the same act. Which means in turn that Trump loyalists charged and convicted under state law can’t be pardoned by Trump. read more

Opinion: John Dean Wipes Out the Republican Kiddie Caucus

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Within the first few minutes of his opening statement, John Dean showed us he was ready and able to wipe out the Republican Kiddie Caucus.

Opinion: Trump is a Misfit Among Our D-Day Allies

During his stay in London, Donald Trump proved to be as much a misfit among British Royalty as he was with leaders of our other D-Day allies.

On this day, seventy-five years ago, Allied Troops invaded Normandy to eventually defeat the Nazis. Every year since then, the leaders of the free world gather to commemorate this day – to celebrate the fact that good and freedom won over evil and tyranny. We call it D-Day even though the D doesn’t really stand for anything. read more

Opinion: Resisting Trump’s Attack on America

My point then and today is we have to believe that we will prevail over Trump. Otherwise, we may as well start eating borscht and chanting “MAGA”.

All of this, I mean all of it, is about defeating our minds and our spirits. The moment we give up on America, we give in to Donald Trump.

Opinion: Trump Aims To Weaken The Courts By Pardoning War Criminals

Anyone who thinks Donald Trump hasn’t changed America is not paying attention. Trump is consolidating power before our eyes.  Only the House of Representatives and the courts, for the most part, bear a resemblance to institutions that continue to fight for the American democracy we knew. read more

Amy Klobuchar: The Calm After The Hurricane

Of the Democratic women competing to be the 46th president of the United States, Amy Klobuchar is a woman who knows first-hand what it’s like campaigning as a Democrat and winning in a purple or red state. read more

Elizabeth Warren: The People’s Wonk

This article is one of several profiles of women running for the democratic presidential nomination.

Throughout her career, Elizabeth Warren blended a life of experiences that many of us can relate to with the benefits of an education most people can only dream about.  That is what makes her the people’s wonk. read more

Opinion: Normalizing War Crimes Endangers Our Troops

Roy Arpaio openly bragged about his concentration camps for immigrants. When Donald Trump pardoned him, it made a mockery not only of the pardon power, but also legal norms within and beyond the United States. read more

Opinion: Kamala Harris Is A Profile in Courage and Breaking Barriers

Kamala Harris broke barriers at every stage of her career. Now she’s going for the one between women and the White House. Everything about Kamala Harris is so much more than merely not being Trump.

Though I will concede she is as much the opposite of Trump as one would want to be. read more

Opinion: #Brokeahontus Is The Latest Attempt To Out Trump Trump

I seldom pay attention to stories about the trending hashtags on Twitter. Yet, #Brokeahontus caught my eye. Not because it was trending, but because  of a tweet by Walter Schaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics. read more

Opinion: Trump Defends Cyber-Bullies As Melania Holds Annual #BeBest Campaign

The bullies of America know that Donald Trump has their backs. The bully can  even be a race horse, for whom Trump will tweet a defense. Politically correct “MAGA” talk show hosts, people who are known to bully and harass on social media, can count on Trump to cry “censorship” when they are acted against. Naturally, Trump’s passion for free speech only applies to the free speech protections for his own tribe. read more

Reliving My Mother’s Nightmare as a Holocaust Survivor in Trump’s America

I know about the walking wounded, because that was my mother. She was a brilliant scientist who was nominated for the Nobel Prize. It was one of those times when yeah, it’s a big deal just to be nominated. That’s because my mother was an immigrant, a Holocaust survivor and a woman.

Opinion: Traits Consistent with Fascism Falsely Inflate Trump Support

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As Donald Trump continues his war with the rule of law that he used to say he believes in, there are signs that Republican support for him may be softening. Certainly, one can look at the increase in support for Trump and his Putin-first agenda and conclude the opposite. Smaller numbers with increased conformity to traits consistent with fascism gives the appearance of increased support for Trump. read more

Opinion: Poway Shooting Proves That Trump Has To Go

This was going to be a column on what looks to me like softening Republican support for Donald Trump. Instead it’s going to be about an aspect of one of the reasons Trump should be impeached.  I will write that other column, but not today. read more

Opinion: The House Must Use The Mueller Road Map To Condemn Trump

The pre-Easter weekend news dump of the Mueller report failed. We all heard AG Barr’s pre-emptive strike – a highly unusual presser where he actually trotted out the idea that being frustrated is a defense when one is suspected of conspiring with a hostile foreign power to cheat his way to victory in an election. read more