Dan Embree: I think you’ve got her confused with Hope Hicks, She’s the one who sits at his feet and steams his pants. While he’s wearing them. I read that in Business Insider.
RJ Eskow: The current system favors the choice of party leaders at all levels, giving their preferred candidates early access to donors, forums, and endorsements from well-known figures. How has the party fared? Democrats have lost two-thirds of statehouses, two-thirds of governorships, both houses of Congress, and the White House.
Joseph Palermo: Down the memory hole today is the fact that during the 1980s about 50 Democratic representatives in the House routinely crossed party lines to vote for Ronald Reagan’s plutocratic agenda.
Dan Embree: Melba’s idea is that you use your bully pulpit – Note: the word “bully” here could be misunderstood – to make kids grasp the need for a Generous, Reflective, Orderly Willingness To Foster Unifying Principles. She wants to call the program GROWTFUP!
WJ Astore: Basically, by embracing the military and elevating it (while feeding it lots of money), Trump has neutralized it as a rival to his power. Indeed, he is borrowing from the military’s authority and standing within our culture to bolster his own.
Dan Embree: When your lawyers assure you and the public that “collusion is not a crime”, they are choosing to cover the accusations against you and your campaign with a term they know is irrelevant.
onald Trump is waging a global war on truth. He is the anti-truth president. From Trump steaks to his “university” to his support of the “birther” movement against Barack Obama, he’s perpetually selling lies. Now he’s selling lies on a global stage. By making everything potentially a lie, e.g. climate change as a “Chinese hoax,” […]
John Peeler: Even though Trump is operating in a country with a far deeper democratic political culture, he seems to aspire to Putin’s domination through manipulation and intimidation.
Dan Embree: TV commercials feature a woman in black leather leotard wielding a whip while actors resembling Roy Moore and Harvey Weinstein lead small children in healthy games.
Dan Embree: Charles I had tried out the idea of personal power by saying, “Princes are not bound to give an account of their Actions but to God alone.” Less elegant than the French, the English parliament settled that theological argument with an axe.
Berry Craig: The Senate tax bill is a trifecta for McConnell: It would boost his bank account, ingratiate him with President Trump and overjoy the Koch sibs and the rest of the GOP’s deep-pocket donors.
Dan Embree: I warned you about this a week or so ago, and I know you tried to take my advice to screw up the process, but the Senate was so eager to please their masters that they simply ignored your support for domestic child molesters and foreign white supremacists.
Dan Embree: I suppose you already know that Erik Prince, free-lance mercenary and wannabe secret agent, billionaire brother to your billionaire Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, will be testifying to the House Intelligence Committee today.