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Trumpism And Support For Trump Is Built On Lies And Endless Conspiracy Theories And Disinformation

Trumpism And Support For Trump Is Built On Lies And Endless Conspiracy Theories And Disinformation


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  71 Comments  •  13 hours ago

by John Russell A conservative Republican congressman named Sean Duffy was on Jake Tapper's sunday show this morning. Of course, per the news of the day he was asked to comment on the admission...
Trump Writes Unhinged ‘Legal’ Letter Demanding That CNN Pay Him Money

Trump Writes Unhinged ‘Legal’ Letter Demanding That CNN Pay Him Money


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  2 Comments  •  20 hours ago

This week, right-wing hoaxster James O’Keefe launched the latest of his   series   of secretly recorded videos, which purport to prove various conservative conspiracy theories but fail. The new...
The Man Who Oversaw The Raid To Kill Bin Laden Calls For Trump To Leave Office

The Man Who Oversaw The Raid To Kill Bin Laden Calls For Trump To Leave Office


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  99 Comments  •  yesterday

Retired Admiral William McRaven , a Navy Seal who rose through the ranks to become the head of U.S. Special Operations, and the commander of the operation to catch or kill Osama bin Laden, has...
The Bullshit You Have to Believe to Be a Republican in 2019

The Bullshit You Have to Believe to Be a Republican in 2019


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  107 Comments  •  yesterday

Matt Lewis Being a loyal Republican in 2019 requires accepting a few new things.  The list has grown to include believing that Gen. James Mattis is  "the world's most overrated general...
 GOLDSTEIN: Obama the hypocrite endorses Trudeau

GOLDSTEIN: Obama the hypocrite endorses Trudeau


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Op/Ed  •  11 Comments  •  2 days ago

 GOLDSTEIN: Obama the hypocrite endorses Trudeau By Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun, October 17 2019 In this file photo taken on June 29, 2016 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and...
Opinion How Low Will Trump Go? .....The president is unabashed, unapologetic and out of control.

Opinion How Low Will Trump Go? .....The president is unabashed, unapologetic and out of control.


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  6 Comments  •  2 days ago

OpinionHow Low Will Trump Go?The president is unabashed, unapologetic and out of control. Frank BruniBy Frank BruniOpinion Columnist Oct. 19, 2019 The wonder of the Trump administration — the...
U.S.-Kurdish Security Ties Were Never Meant to Be Long-term

U.S.-Kurdish Security Ties Were Never Meant to Be Long-term


Via: it-is-me  •  Op/Ed  •  38 Comments  •  6 days ago

President Donald Trump's announcement last Sunday of a U.S. redeployment of forces from positions along the northeastern Syrian-Turkish border has been panned by a wide swath of the foreign policy...
How To Stage a Coup in 7 Easy Steps

How To Stage a Coup in 7 Easy Steps


By: sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom  •  Op/Ed  •  276 Comments  •  one week ago

In his novel 1984 , George Orwell wrote, “The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” In 2019, Trump said , "Just remember:...
Custer Died For Your Sins, tributes from Indian Country

Custer Died For Your Sins, tributes from Indian Country


Via: 1stwarrior  •  Op/Ed  •  12 Comments  •  one week ago

Fifty-years years ago Vine Deloria, Jr., an enrolled citizen of the Standing Rock Lakota Nation, published Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto. For 1969 mainstream America the title was...
Americans Support For Impeachment Hearings (And Removal of Trump) Has Exploded (Up) In The Past Few Weeks

Americans Support For Impeachment Hearings (And Removal of Trump) Has Exploded (Up) In The Past Few Weeks


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  251 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

For months support for the impeachment of Donald Trump pitter- pattered along, without an impetus from congressional leadership or a consensus by major media. Trump had committed numerous...
No Trump Building In Kurdistan, So Kurds Go Under The Bus

No Trump Building In Kurdistan, So Kurds Go Under The Bus


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  122 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

The Kurds have no power on the world stage, no prime real estate on which to build Trump hotels or Trump condos, and no oligarchy or autocrat leaders for Trump to cozy up to, so naturally,...
The Humiliation Of Lindsey Graham

The Humiliation Of Lindsey Graham


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  40 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

It was a   cri de cœur   from Lindsey Graham, the lament of the sycophant scorned. President Trump’s decision to abandon our Kurdish allies in Syria by leaving them undefended against a...
The Firing of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

The Firing of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch


By: sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom  •  Op/Ed  •  107 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

First, a bit of background from Wiki : Former Ambassador Yovanovitch is a graduate of Princeton University, where she earned a B.A. in History and Russian Studies in 1980. She studied at the...
What Trump Supporters Are Doing To America

What Trump Supporters Are Doing To America


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  309 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

First of all , I am not talking about all Trump supporters. Some of them, I assume, are good people. But the conservatives haven't sent us their best.  I heard on the news this morning that the...
Donald Trump vs. the United States of America

Donald Trump vs. the United States of America


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  10 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

Donald Trump vs. the United States of America Just the facts, in 40 sentences. Sometimes it’s worth stepping back to look at the full picture. He has pressured a foreign leader to interfere in...
What Did Joe Biden Do Wrong?

What Did Joe Biden Do Wrong?


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  68 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

I am creating this thread for the purpose of giving a place for Trump supporters and/or others to explain to us exactly what they think Joe Biden did in Ukraine that merits the president of the...
The Volker Texts: What Quid Pro Quo Looks Like

The Volker Texts: What Quid Pro Quo Looks Like


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  5 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

The Volker Texts: What Quid Pro Quo Looks Like The more information becomes public about L’Affaire Ukrainienne, the wider and deeper the controversy becomes.  Late last night, Congress released...
Fox News Created This Problem

Fox News Created This Problem


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  41 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

Fox News Created This Problem by   Martin Longman - Washington Monthly October 2, 2019 The people who are close to William Barr, who really   know  him, know that he only ever turns off...
Trump’s Economy Is Failing Exactly Where He Needs It to Succeed

Trump’s Economy Is Failing Exactly Where He Needs It to Succeed


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  49 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

When shockingly  poor data on U.S. manufacturing  was released Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump was ready with his usual response to any bad economic news: He blamed Federal Reserve...
Trump Hits New All Time Low In CNBC Poll

Trump Hits New All Time Low In CNBC Poll


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  27 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

Trump has never had an approval rating this low in the CNBC poll. He is at 37% approval.  Perhaps more disconcerting for him is the approval he has on the economy, which is just 42%.  Next...
Who Ever Runs against the Trump will have a Ridiculously high chance of beating him......107% Guaranteed!

Who Ever Runs against the Trump will have a Ridiculously high chance of beating him......107% Guaranteed!


By: badfish-hd-h-u  •  Op/Ed  •  65 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

Clinton has 90 percent chance of winning: Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation...
Different Verse, Same as the First?

Different Verse, Same as the First?


By: sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom  •  Op/Ed  •  269 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

Remember this Op-ed printed in the New York Times on September 5th of last year? I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration I work for the president but like-minded...
All The Presidents* Men*

All The Presidents* Men*


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  63 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State, who is said to lust after the White House circa 2024, was listening in on the infamous Trump phone call to the Ukranian president in which the president* of...
Climate change is already here. 2020 could be your last chance to stop an apocalypse

Climate change is already here. 2020 could be your last chance to stop an apocalypse


Via: it-is-me  •  Op/Ed  •  47 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

The world is drifting steadily toward a climate catastrophe. For many of us, that’s been clear for a few years or maybe a decade or even a few decades. But others have known that a reckoning was...
How Hamas Leaders Fool Palestinians

How Hamas Leaders Fool Palestinians


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Op/Ed  •  1 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

How Hamas Leaders Fool Palestinians By Bassam Tawil , Gatestone Institute, September 25, 2019 In recent years, reports have surfaced regarding the wealth and luxurious lives...
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