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New frontiers in sucking: Why is the Trump campaign selling plastic straws?

New frontiers in sucking: Why is the Trump campaign selling plastic straws?


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  7 Comments  •  6 seconds ago

The right's bizarre plastic-straw fetish is about making a lack of empathy central to conservative identity Why is the Donald Trump  campaign so obsessed with drinking straws? In the midst...
Why Farmers Aren’t Going To Abandon Trump Over The Trade War

Why Farmers Aren’t Going To Abandon Trump Over The Trade War


Via: it-is-me  •  Op/Ed  •  10 Comments  •  15 seconds ago

You’ve all seen the headlines: “China is hitting the U.S. where it hurts: Soybeans,” and “China takes aim at America’s soybean farmers,” and “Soybean farmers are still paying for Trump’s trade...
Op-Ed -------This Isn’t the Madman Theory. This Is a Madman President.

Op-Ed -------This Isn’t the Madman Theory. This Is a Madman President.


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  25 Comments  •  28 minutes ago

The Daily Beast › This Isn’t the Madman Theory. This Is a Madman President. Rick Wilson August 22, 2019 At this moment, on another Earth, a man is locked in a padded cell, nodding...
If Trump Were an Airline Pilot

If Trump Were an Airline Pilot


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  6 Comments  •  an hour ago

If Trump Were an Airline Pilot excerpt …….These are episodes of what would be called outright lunacy, if they occurred in any other setting: An actually consequential rift with a small but...
Laws about who can buy guns work, laws about which guns you can buy don't

Laws about who can buy guns work, laws about which guns you can buy don't


Via: it-is-me  •  Op/Ed  •  29 Comments  •  2 hours ago

As a Harvard-educated, politically liberal researcher giving my first talks on firearm violence prevention, I was afraid the gun owners in the audiences would boo me. But the only backlash I faced...
Michael Moore : Michelle Obama Would Crush Trump In The Election

Michael Moore : Michelle Obama Would Crush Trump In The Election


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  187 Comments  •  3 hours ago

Academy Award winner Michael Moore, who correctly predicted that President Donald Trump would upset Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, told NBC's Brian Williams on Thursday...
Ken Cuccinelli just took his racist interpretation of the Statue of Liberty poem to another level

Ken Cuccinelli just took his racist interpretation of the Statue of Liberty poem to another level


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  65 Comments  •  yesterday

Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was roundly criticized for comments he made Tuesday on NPR suggesting that the Statue of Liberty’s poem was...
The Trump administration is drifting right into the icebergs

The Trump administration is drifting right into the icebergs


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  9 Comments  •  2 days ago

excerpt ...The GOP's fortunes in Texas have long been propped up by low voter turnout. But the party's troubles in major metro areas finally showed up in Texas during the past two cycles, with...
Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Partnered with Vicious Anti-Semites to Plan Their Trip to Israel

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Partnered with Vicious Anti-Semites to Plan Their Trip to Israel


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Op/Ed  •  22 Comments  •  2 days ago

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Partnered with Vicious Anti-Semites to Plan Their Trip to Israel By DAVID FRENCH, National Review, August 16, 2019 Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib on...
Latest Antics from the Israel-Bashing Industry

Latest Antics from the Israel-Bashing Industry


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Op/Ed  •  30 Comments  •  2 days ago

Latest Antics from the Israel-Bashing Industry by Andrew Ash, Gatestone Institute, August 20, 2019 US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (left) had asked to go to "Palestine," which so far does not...
Someone's Sick In The Head

Someone's Sick In The Head


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  235 Comments  •  one week ago

President Trump's Chief Of Staff Mick Mulvaney appeared on Meet The Press this morning. As you might expect he said Donald Trump is not responsible for the mass murder inside a Walmart in El Paso...
The Shame and Disgrace Will Linger .......On Saturday, President Trump spread a conspiracy theory accusing the Clintons of murdering Jeffrey Epstein

The Shame and Disgrace Will Linger .......On Saturday, President Trump spread a conspiracy theory accusing the Clintons of murdering Jeffrey Epstein


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  84 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

August 10, 1969: SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—President Nixon accused his predecessor Lyndon Baines Johnson of complicity in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Speaking with reporters on...
Did Jeffery Epstein Kill Himself Because He Had Remorse For His Evil Deeds Or Because He Didnt Want To Live Without Wealth And Privilege

Did Jeffery Epstein Kill Himself Because He Had Remorse For His Evil Deeds Or Because He Didnt Want To Live Without Wealth And Privilege


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  155 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

Accused child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein hung himself in his jail cell overnight.  Why? Was he ashamed of himself beyond bearing?  Or was he overcome with despair at the prospect of spending...
What there isn't a shred of in all this tweeting, is the slightest acknowledgement that Patrick Crusius drove 900 miles across Texas to kill Mexicans.

What there isn't a shred of in all this tweeting, is the slightest acknowledgement that Patrick Crusius drove 900 miles across Texas to kill Mexicans.


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  54 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

On Friday , early afternoon, President Trump made his first tweet about the shooting in El Paso.  https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · Aug 3...
Why Are Mass Shooters Always Men?

Why Are Mass Shooters Always Men?


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  67 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

Over the past number of years there has been a sort of bubbling up consideration of an intriguing concept - what if the world was run by women?  Would it be a better place?  I remember a 60...
The Only Thing Trump Should Say Right Now Is “I’m Sorry” -    It’s long past time for him to do so.

The Only Thing Trump Should Say Right Now Is “I’m Sorry” - It’s long past time for him to do so.


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  52 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

As this article so thoroughly points out, Trump's political career has been one racial and ethnically motivated example of hate speech after another.  The evidence is overwhelming....
TO STOP THE NEXT ATTACK, EL PASO NEEDS TO BE DESCRIBED AS TERRORISM - ANALYSIS

TO STOP THE NEXT ATTACK, EL PASO NEEDS TO BE DESCRIBED AS TERRORISM - ANALYSIS


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Op/Ed  •  6 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

TO STOP THE NEXT ATTACK, EL PASO NEEDS TO BE DESCRIBED AS TERRORISM - ANALYSIS Due to the gun lobby and the Right’s position on the Second Amendment, it is extremely difficult to enact real...
Reasons Why Peaceful Resolutions for the Arab-Israeli Conflict Always Fail

Reasons Why Peaceful Resolutions for the Arab-Israeli Conflict Always Fail


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Op/Ed  •  33 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

Reasons Why Peaceful Resolutions for the Arab-Israeli Conflict Always Fail by Tawfik Hamid, August 1, 2019 The rejection of the 1947 UN Partition Plan by the Arab nations, and their declaration...
How Not Racist Is Trump?  Uh,  The Only Black Republican In Congress Is Quitting Politics Because Of Trump's Racism

How Not Racist Is Trump? Uh, The Only Black Republican In Congress Is Quitting Politics Because Of Trump's Racism


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  29 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

Will Hurd did not specifically mention Trump, but the message is clear. He cannot defend Trump and wants to leave the seat for the Democrats to scoop up in the 70% Latino district.  Will Hurd is...
Will Mueller Carve Trump a New One?

Will Mueller Carve Trump a New One?


By: eat-the-press-do-not-read-it  •  Op/Ed  •  118 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

Hopefully, Robert Mueller's testimony to the United States House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee, scheduled for tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m., July 24, 2019 will be the shot fired across...
Ignoring racism continues U.S. cruelty

Ignoring racism continues U.S. cruelty


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  4 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

Ignoring racism continues U.S. cruelty Trump's divisiveness is getting worse, not better. He makes racist comments, appeals to racist sentiments and inflames racist passions. The rationalization...
Wow: House Dems Fire Staffers For Being White…

Wow: House Dems Fire Staffers For Being White…


Via: badfish-hd-h-u  •  Op/Ed  •  107 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Democrats’ powerful campaign arm, has just abruptly purged half a dozen staffers. Why? Because they are white. It appears that no one...
How Republicans Questioned Robert Mueller Should Terrify Us All

How Republicans Questioned Robert Mueller Should Terrify Us All


Via: ender  •  Op/Ed  •  144 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

During his testimony to Congress on Wednesday, special counsel Robert Mueller faced attacks from Republicans attempting to bring his character into question by criticizing his team, his...
Op/Ed Trump Is a Racist. If You Still Support Him, So Are You.

Op/Ed Trump Is a Racist. If You Still Support Him, So Are You.


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  180 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

The president is a racist, in his words and his actions.  Before you go clutching your pearls and extolling the virtues of “civility,” let me say this: Put a sock in it.  This is not a new...
Trump Isn't President Of The United States, He's President Of The Deplorables

Trump Isn't President Of The United States, He's President Of The Deplorables


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  138 Comments  •  one month ago

Joe Walsh was a far right US Congressman for one term, and then became a conservative talk show host. He wrote an op/ed for the Washington Post about the Trump rally, which got him an invite to be...
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