June 2018 - Liberal Resistance

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What Goes Around, Comes…

There’s an interesting article over on Salon’s page at the moment. “You reap what you sow”: Historian Jon Meacham says Trump staff should expect to be publicly shunned by Bob Brigham. It seems that in a recent interview on MSNBC, presidential historian Jon Meacham offered a remarkably insightful interpretation of Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ ejection from…

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National Enquirer Gets The Third Degree

Once upon a time, the National Enquirer was the poster child for everything that was wrong with tabloid journalism. It was leering and silly, frequently untrue or only marginally in line with the facts, and sold to the desperately bored or the bewilderingly dim in grocery stores. But, now, it is a force to be…

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We’re Looking For A Few Good Reads

In Trump’s America, there’s never a shortage of fascinating news stories to read…unfortunately. This week is no exception. Here are some of the stories we’re following at the moment. Just when you thought we couldn’t get any closer to Orwell’s 1984, we learn from Business Insider’s Sinéad Baker that the NSA and AT&T are cooperating…

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The Supreme Court’s Demise

By this time, everyone knows that Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is retiring. Everyone also knows that the consequences of that will be horrific. Trump will almost certainly appoint a Hard Right individual to the court, and probably not one particularly well qualified. He or she will be as brainless, aggressive, and “libertarian” (i.e.,…

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It’s Only Just Begun…Alas

There’s a terrifying article over on Splinter this week. In This Is Just the Beginning, Hamilton Nolan argues that popular resistance to the Trump administration, its billionaire supporters, and it GOP enablers is just getting started. Very soon, he says, they are going to be facing real violence. Maybe it won’t be a revolution, but…

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The Progressive Surprise That Wasn’t

By this time, of course, everyone knows that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Hispanic woman and newcomer to politics, won a stunning victory over Rep. Joseph Crowley of New York. She will now carry the Democrat’s Banner into the election of 2018. It was, we are told, a complete surprise. How on earth, ask the pundits,…

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Trump Threatens America’s Favorite Iron

Just in case you missed this particular fracas, Der Drumfter slapped some tariffs on our trading partners, and none other than Harley-Davidson responded by moving some of its critical operations out of the country to avoid the aforesaid tarrifs. And then Trump, characteristically, had a hissy fit and announced that he was going to tax…

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Erik Prince in Mueller’s Sights

Well, isn’t this interesting? You remember Erik Prince? The chap who ran the Blackwater mercenary operation? And who is the brother of Betsy (“Kill A Teacher For Christ”) De Vos? Well, ABC news is reporting “…that [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller is also reviewing Prince’s communications, a sign that Mueller could try to squeeze Prince, as…

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Trump and His War on Immigrants

Over the past couple months we’ve seen the Trump administration implement a zero tolerance policy at the US’ southern border. This has caused us to watch the unlawful detainment of people looking for asylum here in the US, and the kidnapping of their children as well as the placement of these children in kiddie concentration…

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