Michael Jay Tucker, Managing Editor, Author at Liberal Resistance

Posts by Michael Jay Tucker, Managing Editor

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Hi, Everyone, Normally I don’t directly address anyone in my little pieces here on Liberal Resistance. But, today, I’m going to make an exception. In fact, I’m going ask you to do me a huge favor. I’m also going to ask you to do your nation a huge favor. And the world! I’m going to…

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Khashoggi’s Killers…and Trump

Okay, let’s start by admitting that the murder of Jamal Khashoggi remains a murky business. We suspect he is dead, but don’t know it for absolute certain. We are pretty sure, but do not yet have proof, that he was murdered, and maybe tortured by Saudi intelligence operatives. We think, but are not certain, that…

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Did Trump OK A Hit On A Journalist?

It is no news, now, that Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, was lured to a Saudi Consulate in Istanbul early this month, and that he never came out again. He was a Saudi national but a US resident (he lived in Virginia), and he was a known critic of his government, and …while this is…

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Kavanaugh And Night Terrors

I am going to confess to you today. I am going to confess that I went to bed last night quite depressed. Indeed, desolate. I woke up this morning the same way. I was, and am, despairing because of Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. Last night, I knew that the GOP would attempt to…

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Ford vs. Kavanaugh: Who Won?

So who won? Right now, it is impossible to say. As a liberal, and a Trump opponent, I think Ford did. I think she presented her case extraordinarily well, and controlled the narrative from beginning to end. But, come, let us confess. Others will see the affair quite differently. Many, and not just men, and…

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John Bolton: Arrogant Idiot

John Bolton is Trump’s “national security adviser.” That means he should be focused on things like, oh, I don’t know, the survival of the nation in a world filled with hostile powers and China and Russian and terrorists and all that good stuff. But, guess what, he’s not particularly interested in those things. What is…

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Sarah Palin: A Space Idiocy

So we learned recently that the late Senator John McCain was not even in his grave before Sarah Palin, his one time running mate, had already begun to take pot shots at the man. In fact, according to Stephanie Mencimer, writing in Mother Jones, Palin has not so much mourned the Senator’s death as celebrated…

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We Will Have To Keep Fighting

I keep wondering, what will we do with the GOP when Trump is gone? And, almost as importantly, how will we deal with the memory of Trump’s crimes? The crimes committed by him, and aided and abetted by the Republican Party? I am not certain, but I think we will have to fight long and…

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The Man In The Singapore Sling

The current issue of the New York Review of Books (16 August, 2018) has several interesting articles on life in the Trumpian Age. One of my favorites is Singapore Sham, by Jessica T. Matthews. In it, Matthews looks at the disastrous meeting between Trump and Kim Jon-un. Her conclusion is a question: Is Trump lying…

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