Archive for January 2018
McCabe and Mr. Mueller
Andrew McCabe has stood down from his role as Deputy FBI director, noticeably ahead of his already-planned retirement in March. One might think that Trump had something to do with this, what with his having repeatedly voiced his disapproval of McCabe, accusing him of imaginary corruption, mocking his wife’s political ambitions and asking him who…Read More
Spotlight: Julia Peacock for California’s 42nd Congressional District
Part I: Those Who Shape Our Lives People are often asked, “Who was an influence in your life when you were growing up?” or “Who did you look up to when you were young?” For me, it was my teachers. Especially, the ones who took the extra time to help me master a difficult subject,…Read More
Teddy IV Says Watch It!
Remember Theodore Roosevelt? You know, the president who basically created the modern Federal government? And who, in spite of his many admitted shortcomings, was never-the-less one of the most important and effective presidents in US history? And who, by the way, championed conservation? Well, he had kids. In fact, he has a modern name-sake, Theodore…Read More
The Contenders – A Brief Look At Celebrity Candidates In 2020
About a thousand years ago, in summer 2016, there was a rumour going around that Ted Cruz was the really dangerous Republican candidate. “You think Trump would be bad?” People began to scoff. “Hooo, boy, it’s Cruz you’ve got to be worried about! He’s the real right wing lunatic!” Eighteen months later and we can…Read More
I recently wrote a post entitled ” How Dems Can Immediately Save DACA.” (See https://usaunify.org/liberalresistance/dems-can-immediately-save-daca/) I argued that the Democrats should insist that the budget extension last week should include a provision requiring Homeland Security to accept renewal DACA applications, at least for the period of time of the budget extension. That is what the Ninth…Read More
Driving Out Blue Voters
There is an interesting and perhaps alarming article over on the Washington Post, Potential citizenship question in 2020 Census could shift power to rural America by Michael Scherer. It seems that the next census may include a question about citizenship status… which would scare off quite a few Hispanic immigrants. Non-citizens can’t vote, of course,…Read More
Deeper Meaning Of A Golden Shitter
By this time, of course, you will have heard all about yesterday’s kerfuffle in which our Orange Headed Duce told the Guggenheim to hustle over to his bedroom a precious van Gogh paining, Landscape with Snow. But, then, the folks at the Gugg responded something along the lines of “No, way, José,” and offered instead…Read More
Rightists Declare “War” on FBI
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any weirder… Greg Price, writing in Newsweek, directs our incredulous attention to the fact that Fox Host Calls for War Against ‘Deep State’ and ‘Upper Levels’ of FBI and Justice. It seems that Fox anchor Lou Dobbs said on Tuesday night that it was time for all good…Read More
You know what pisses me off about Trump?
By Luke Haines, British Editor Trick question – it’s everything. I don’t like his face, I don’t like his voice, I don’t like his politics, his tweets or whatever passes for his personality. I don’t like the members of his family, I don’t like his TV show, and I don’t like his taste in interior…Read More
Trump’s Not Senile?
By Luke Haines, British Editor Trump underwent his annual physical, recently, and to the surprise of a great number of people – me included – the White House doctor could find no signs of neurological impairment. It’s telling that this was newsworthy – that the President DOESN’T have a brain disease, but it also means…Read More