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That was quick: Toward the end of his opening statement in the first public impeachment hearing Wednesday, diplomat Bill Taylor dropped a bombshell.Last week, Taylor testified, a member of his staff told him of a previously unknown phone call involving President Donald Trump — one that points to further personal involvement by the president in pressuring Ukraine to investigate the […]
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The Next Recession

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On November 13, 2019
One thought I’ve had a lot over the last couple of years is that the real power of the rejuvenated left will truly be determined in the next recession, not in this presidential election. The biggest reason that no bankers went to prison after 2008 is that the left was so enervated and weak that […]
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Curating the madness

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On November 12, 2019
Time for one of these again: (1) Trump has considered firing the man who found the whistleblower’s Ukraine complaint (which of course has since corroborated by numerous first hand sources) credible: President Trump has reportedly discussed dismissing Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who informed Congress about a whistleblower’s complaint stemming from Trump’s July 25 phone call […]
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The sorcerer’s apprentice

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On November 12, 2019
What would happen if you turned the executive branch of the US government over to a career criminal and inveterate grifter? Probably something at least a little bit like this: A senior Trump administration official has embellished her résumé with misleading claims about her professional background — even creating a fake Time magazine cover with her face […]
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