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Trump told us exactly who he was

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On July 12, 2017
Today CNN released a video footage of Donald Trump having dinner with some of the key players implicated in the latest iteration of the Trump-Russia collusion scandal. The video shows the future President Donald Trump attending a dinner with an Azerbaijani-Russian family who became Trump’s business partners in Las Vegas in June 2013. It also shows […]

Mr. Trump in Warsaw

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On July 6, 2017

If you imagine H.R. McMaster saying to Steve Miller, “fine, I’ll let you have your Fascism Lite™ stuff so long as the President affirms Article V and discusses Russian destabilization

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The Washington Post has a comprehensive report on Russian electoral interference and the Obama Administration’s attempt to handle it without unduly interfering with the US election. In political terms, Russia’s interference was the crime of the century, an unprecedented and largely successful destabilizing attack on American democracy. It was a case that took almost no time […]

Some Wikileaks Reading

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On June 22, 2017

Critical writings on Wikileaks always seem to stir the hornet’s nest around these parts. So, in that spirit, here’s Sue Halperin reviewing a new documentary on Julian Assange, Risk, in th

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You can’t make this stuff up. Right-wing activists attempted to shut down the controversial performance of Julius Caesar that portrays the titular character as Donald Trump. There is, of course, a certain pathos to self-proclaimed conservatives seeking to halt—through disruption—a performance of a classic work of literature by one of the most important authors in […]

The Buffoon Doctrine

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On May 26, 2017

Not longer after Trump decided to ineffectually fire a whole boatload of cruise missiles at Syria, I co-authored a piece on why “Trumpian Unpredictability” is no virtue. Thus, for the Unit

We’ve Crossed the Rubicon

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On May 12, 2017
Trump’s interview with Lester Holt leaves no doubt that the Trump Administration, its surrogates, and GOP officials spent two days misleading the American people. The rationale crafted by Rosenstein was obviously pretextual, but as long as the administration stayed on message, they provided their allies with plausible deniability. Moreover, it is difficult to interpret Trump’s […]

Impeach Trump

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On May 10, 2017

For a host of reasons, I was pretty skeptical of calls to impeach Trump. For one, it’s highly unlikely to happen—even advocating it seems like a distraction from more productive political acti

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