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The Prince of Black Water

Fascinating article over the Intercept recently. In The Complete Mercenary, Matthew Cole looks at the curious case of Erik Prince, brother of Betsy De Vos and founder of the Blackwater mercenary company. In the piece, Cole looks at how Prince brought himself and his company back from the brink thanks to his connections with the…

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Bill Weld: tRump Won’t Leave

Bill Weld, Republican and long-short challenger to tRump has said that if the Orange One loses in 2020, he won’t leave the White House. At least, not without a fight…and maybe a violent one. According to Newsweek, Bill Maher asked Weld if Trump would step down from the Presidency if he lost. Weld replied, “Not…

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Note: Don’t Piss Off AOC Fans

So here’s a note to all you minor league baseball (and other) teams out there. Don’t piss off Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘s fans. They’ll hang you out to dry. Here’s the tale: According to Vice, “the Fresno Grizzlies, the minor-league affiliate of the Washington Nationals…broadcast a video that attacked AOC at its stadium on Memorial Day.…

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Trumpling: I don’t give a damn about the law

So, the HuffPost, among others, is reporting that a tRump appointee, Lynne Patton, a regional administrator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, may have seriously broken the law. Specifically, if you are employed by the government in such a high ranking position, you’re supposed to avoid overt political action. To do otherwise would…

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Trump: Kim’s Right About Biden

Coming under the heading of Oh-Dear-God-No!… News media is reporting that tRump recently sided with North Korea’s grotesque despot, Kim Jong Un, and that Kim was “right” to say that Joe Biden had a “low IQ.” The Orange One also seemed to indicate that his own National Security Advisor, John Bolton, was taking North Korea’s…

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WSJ: tRump Wanted USS John McCain Invisible

News outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, are reporting that during his recent trip to Japan, tRump wanted the American warship, USS John McCain, “Out Of Sight,” so as not to remind him of his old rival. Further, crew members from the ship were decidedly un-invited to events at which our alleged commander-in-chief was to…

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They Just Don’t Get It

There is a useful article over on the Common Dreams site this month, Why So Many Journalists Are Clueless About the Bernie 2020 Campaign, by Norman Solomon. In it, Solomon argues that mainstream journalists continue to misunderstand, and vastly underestimate, Bernie Sanders’ campaign because they are focused on the Democratic Party establishment and the American…

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Mueller Speaks…the storm is coming

Today at 11 am Eastern Standard, Robert Mueller made his first public statement about his longstanding investigation of Trump’s ties to Russian (and other) interests. His message was that he had in no way exonerated Trump, in spite of the president’s statements to the contrary. Mueller also indicated that he is leaving the Department of…

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