RJ Eskow: Their betrayal crushed one of the few remaining rays of hope for the millions of Americans whose health and financial security are endangered by the new Republican Congress.
Richard J. Eskow: What will Trump do if, as president, his national security team proposes a course of action that will affect travel to a country where he has extensive hotel holdings?
RJ Eskow: McConnell is pushing appointees through the nomination process before they’ve even completed the disclosure and review process with the Government Ethics Office (GEO).
Richard J. Eskow: Democratic operatives got the story wrong. Too clever by half, as always, they thought victory lay in canned phrases and obsolete data models.
Richard J. Eskow: I have to admit, I like Rick Perry. He reminds me of a dog I had once. Husky/Collie mix. Good-looking dog with thick fur. Friendly as they come, but dumb as dirt.
Richard J. Eskow: Like so much liberal debate, this hue and cry over Russia focuses exclusively on the presidential race. But Clinton-centric conspiracy talk doesn’t explain the loss of Democratic power up and down the ticket.
Richard J. Eskow: In the parlance of McMahon’s industry: Trump is treating voters like a bunch of jabronies
RJ Eskow: It’s becoming clear that Trump plans to give direct control of the government to the people who have indirectly ruled us for decades, thanks to an over-financialized economy and a government whose policies are guided by the desires of oligarchs.
RJ Eskow: From tax cuts to surgeons’ income, Rep. Tom Price of Georgia – Trump’s choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services –has repeatedly fought for the wealthy and privileged at the expense of ordinary Americans.
RJ Eskow: Eventually, most Americans will realize that their lives aren’t getting any better – and are, in fact, getting worse. Where will they turn when that happens?
Richard Eskow: Never before has someone prepared to assume the presidency under such a cloud of fraud accusations, potential conflicts of interest, erratic personal behavior, and sexual assault allegations.
RJ Eskow: Too often the Democratic Party has been constrained by the equivocation of its leaders, and by an intellectual class reluctant to embrace new ideas.
RJ Eskow: It’s already a Washington truism that Donald Trump, who promised to “drain the swamp” of lobbyists and others who exploit government for personal gain, has turned to it instead for his key appointments.