What Frederick Douglass Can Teach Us about Reading the Mueller Report

Back in February 2017 at a Black History Month event, President Donald Trump regaled his audience with his insights about famous African Americans’ contributions throughout U.S. history. He identified Frederick Douglass as “an example of somebody’s who’s done a great job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.” read more

Opinion: Trump’s War With Ilhan Omar Is Also A War With Our First Amendment Rights

Last Friday, the president of the United States waged war on the First Amendment unlike anything I’ve witnessed.  It gets more twisted because Trump’s weapon of choice was an abuse of the First Amendment. read more

Once the Loveable Losers, Are Chicago Cubs Now Another Hateful Chick-fil-A—and does it matter?

Gaining notoriety for its historical financial support of anti-LGBTQ organizations, fast-food restaurant Chick-fil-A, it was recently reported, has continued to donate to such causes to the tune of $1.8 million, according to recently released tax documents. read more

Trump’s Language Makes Our Wise Founding Leaders Sound like Wise Guys

In short, the danger in Trump’s language is that, for the surprisingly impressionable national audience, he degrades our democratic processes and safeguards against tyranny by recasting the fundamentals of democracy as instead the coarse and brutish misdeeds of a dictatorial power grab.

Green New Deal and Socialism aside, Ocasio-Cortez Makes Us Re-Think Democracy

For all the talk about socialism and the Green New Deal, though, what really drives Ocasio-Cortez, what is really at the root of her thinking, is her recognition of the need to achieve democracy in America in the most fundamental of ways and in ways, at least in my experience, most Americans rarely think about.

Chase CEO Dimon Illuminates Capitalism’s Sickness While Trying to Critique Socialism

To perhaps an unprecedented degree in the United States, we are witnessing an increasingly serious debate playing out about the relative merits of capitalism and socialism.

Scarborough Scorches Trump For Being Russian Stooge

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough opened his show today with a blistering attack on Donald Trump and how his 2016 campaign was manipulated by Vladimir Putin and Russian intelligence agents.

Speaking with a great deal of anger and passion, the Morning Joe co-host pointed out how Attorney General William Barr had let down the American people by issuing a misleading “non-summary” summary of Bob Mueller’s report. read more

What the U.S.’s Largest-Ever Monthly Budget Deficit Means for Americans in the Trump Economy

In short, Trump’s policies aren’t helping, and the prospects aren’t looking good.

MSNBC Panel: Trump is ‘Repulsive,’ ‘Disgusting’ and ‘Pathetic’

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MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch thinks Donald Trump is “repulsive” and “disgusting to look at.”

Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough thinks Trump is “pathetic” and “sad.”

As a result, Deutsch said this morning, the president should not be attacking or making fun of the appearance of anyone else. read more

Trump’s strange yet expected response to Mueller report heightens national security threat

Nonetheless, his complete lack of response and sense of urgency with regard to the first part of Barr’s summary detailing the plot and practices of Russian election interference still must worry us, whether or not his lack of response surprises us.

Ivanka Trump’s Answer to Student Debt Crisis: Make it Harder for People to Attend College

The proposal Ms. Trump celebrated and the budget the President proposed, both calling for severe reductions in the funds available to those aspiring to a college education, come at a time when well-qualified students are encountering increasingly formidable financial barriers to attending college, which, by historical standards, are more severe than ever.

Trump’s Rants Against GM Reveal His Scary Ignorance of how the Economy Really Works

Trump’s recent rants against General Motors and the United Auto Workers for the closing of the Lordstown, Ohio plant where the Chevy Cruze was assembled reveal that Trump indeed has his own version of capitalism, one rooted in an understanding of economics that has little to no resemblance to capitalism.

Trump Busted For Massively Stupid Lie About Approving John McCain’s Funeral

CNN's Jim Acosta caught Trump is an epically dumb lie, as no presidential approval was required for John McCain's funeral.

Morning Joe Panel Confirms Belief In Trump’s Mental Illness

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Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough this morning agreed with George Conway that President Donald Trump “no doubt” shows evidence of cognitive decline.

The Washington attorney, who is the husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, has been involved in a feud with the president, whom he suggests has a mental illness as well as other mental and physical disabilities. read more

New Poll Provides Evidence That Fox News Is A Danger to America

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The Daily Beast published a new poll this morning that appears to prove the existence of a frightening “Fox News Bubble.” It shows that nearly eight in 10 Republicans — 78 percent — who watch the right-wing news network believe Donald Trump is the most successful president in history. read more

How Fear of Trump May Cause Republicans to Lose Senate Control in 2020

Although there were 12 Republican U.S. Senators who voted against Donald Trump in the vote last week on his emergency declaration, this doesn’t mean there is a widespread revolt in his party. In fact, what’s more revealing is to look at the senators who did NOT vote against the president, and understand why. Because it shows that Donald Trump’s stranglehold on the Republican Party is as strong as ever. read more

Trump’s education cuts show it’s not the economy, stupid; it’s just mean stupidity

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Remember President Donald Trump’s State of the Union addresses last February and in particular in January 2018 amid a wave of teachers’ strikes? Can you recall the talking points he elaborated on the need to support public education? read more

Trump Whines While Leno Laments About Late Night Politics

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Donald Trump is whining again. Now he thinks that late night comedians are not only biased, but are being mean to him also. And even though he can dish it out, our thin-skinned president clearly can’t take criticism — or jokes — that are directed towards him. read more

Fox Exec. Shine Leaves White House Under Suspicious Circumstances

Trump on Friday accepted the resignation of Bill Shine, the former president of Fox News, who had spent just nine months as White House communications director. Shine is the fifth person to leave that role under Donald Trump. read more