Donald Trump deploys conspiracy theory as a political mobilizing tool designed to capture anger at the liberal establishment, to legitimize racial resentment and to unite voters who feel oppressed by what they see as a dominant socially progressive culture. From: Opinion | Why Conspiracy Theories Flourish in Trump’s America – The New York Times No,… Continue reading Conspiracy theories have been a core organizing feature of the modern GOP for the past half century.
After the vote, party leaders rushed to clarify that language, saying it was never meant to apply to rioters who violently stormed the Capitol in Mr. Trump’s name. “Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger crossed a line,” Ronna McDaniel, the Republican National Committee chairwoman, said in a statement. “They chose to join Nancy Pelosi in a… Continue reading ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse
As long as the Times allows Republicans to be normalized, you are never going to reach the large number of people who tune out politics and are not aware of what is at stake in the midterms.
Is David Brooks suggesting we hold random twitter commenters, late night hosts and salad bar denizens to the same high standard that we hold the president? Or did he just rush to meet the deadline and come up with the most lavy BOTH SIDES argument ever? Democratic leadership in the House have actually had really… Continue reading David Brook’s Stupid Opinion in The New York Times
GITMO for families escaping violence. This administration is saying that people who are not breaking the law can be rounded up and placed in camps without adequate food, medical care or hygiene and denied access to the rule of law; and the administration is saying it can do this indefinitely. Can we call them concentration… Continue reading GITMO for families escaping violence
“Yet even as he tried to explain in a pair of Twitter posts that showing “losses for tax purposes” was considered a “sport” among real estate developers like himself, the president also said The Times’s account was “a highly inaccurate Fake News hit job!”” His defense is that he is a tax cheat. He is… Continue reading Trump Defends $1.17 Billion in Losses as Just for ‘Tax Purposes’
“The numbers show that in 1985, Mr. Trump reported losses of $46.1 million from his core businesses — largely casinos, hotels and retail space in apartment buildings. They continued to lose money every year, totaling $1.17 billion in losses for the decade.” From: nytimes.com I’m not a lawyer and do not have any special information… Continue reading Billion in losses or a decade of felony tax fraud?
“Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, said on Sunday that he would support a resolution that would overturn President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, appearing to provide the crucial vote needed for the Senate to pass the measure.” Even a broken clock. From: nytimes.com
Paul Krugman correctly summarizes why the Republican party can not solve the problems they promise to solve. “they have systematically deprived themselves of the ability to analyze policies and learn from evidence, because hard thinking might lead someone to question received doctrine.” From: nytimes.com
Noticeably lacking in argumentum ad Venezuela, any reason why Venezuela is a better analogue than Canada or Western Europe. “Maybe you disagree with all these policy ideas. But if your first response, literally, is to scream “Venezuela,” you’re demonstrating both your unscrupulousness and your lack of any serious arguments for your position.” Source: Opinion | The… Continue reading Krugman | The Venezuela Calumny – The New York Times