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“A Punishable Disgrace”: The Weekly Standard

The Weekly Standard is by no means a liberal publication. It prides itself on being quite the opposite. Yet, following Trump’s bizarre, degrading, and disgusting performance in Helsinki, where he did everything short of licking Putin’s boots, the Standard’s editors could take no more. Writing in Editorial: A Punishable Disgrace, the editors collectively rejected Trump…

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Never-Trumpers Could Be The Future

There is an extremely interesting article over on Politico this week, Never Trumpers Will Want to Read This History Lesson by Joshua Zeitz. In it, Zeitz argues that Never-Trumpers, the honorable Republicans who find themselves walking away from the GOP rather than give aid and comfort to the criminal organization it has become, may be…

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Michael Cohen Docs Fair Game

In the continuing stream of amazing news about Michael Cohen, Der Drumpf’s former lawyer and fixer, we have this tidbit. Some 14,000 of his documents have just been ruled fair game. The prosecutors can use every one of them. And, here’s the kicker, Cohen isn’t appealing that decision. As Business Intelligence reports, “The special master…

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Found Around The Web

We’ve been asking this question ourselves. Is there any ranking Republican out there who isn’t out to betray the country? If so, would they please stand up?

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Cohen Taped Trump

We know, now, that Michael Cohen taped himself having a chat with Trump about paying off one of his former lovers, a Playboy model. What’s interesting about the story, though, is not that Trump employed Cohen to spread a little hush money, or even that he was having affairs while still married. That is common…

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The Nationalists Lament

“I’ll tell you one thing,” Trump supporters would often declare when asked why they supported their candidate, “he ain’t gonna be going around the world apologising for us like Obama!” Quite when Obama’s “I’m Sorry” tour took place is a piece of information tantalisingly lost to history, but the subtext at least was pretty clear:…

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We’re Looking For A Few Good Reads

And the age of Trump continues to offer us no end of madness, sorrow, and entertainment. Among the stories we’re following on the web this week are: Just in case you missed it, CNN among others is reporting that Robert Mueller is seeking immunity for five witnesses in the upcoming prosecution of Paul Manafort. In…

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The Betrayal Of Ambassador McFaul

Of all the astonishing things that came out of the Putin-Trump summit (read “lurid love fest”) the thing which most astonishes me personally is that Putin offered to let Robert Mueller interview a few of his more obvious Russian suspects …if Trump let Russian agents “interview” former U.S. ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul. And then…Trump…

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Trump In Helsinki: Putin’s “Craven Sycophant”

It has been fascinating to watch while the more rational and talented members of the American Right have turned on Trump after his degrading behavior in Finland. For example, writing in Weekly Standard (no liberal rag by any measure) Charles J. Sykes recently took 45 apart. “It seems only moments ago that Republicans derided Barack…

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