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This week, Donald Trump presented his pitch to the American people for a second term. It was an unhinged experience. The Republican Party couldn’t be bothered to put together a platform. They couldn’t be bothered to offer up any actual policy planks, other than surrounding their cult leader with praise and tying to anoint the next D-list family member for the presidency. Donald Trump has encouraged treason against the United States. Yet the base still refuses to break from a suicide cult (both figuratively and literally) of Americans refusing to wear masks and maintaining social distancing. There are sixty-six days until Election Day. The polls are tightening, with some Americans deciding to go down the path of an authoritarian man, who wants to be America’s last and final president. Trump…

So Donald Trump’s tweeted that four progressive women of color serving in the House of Representatives should go back to the countries they came from, with the clear implication being that they are somehow less than American because of the color of their skin. The fact that Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib were all born in the United States and Ilhan Omar is a naturalized U.S. citizen is meaningless to Trump’s supporters because their definition of “American” begins and ends with the color of their skin. So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……— Donald…

Congressman Guy Reschenthaler, a Republican representing Pennsylvania’s 14th District, recently traveled to the United States/Mexico border to take photos designed to make him look important as a way to compensate for his shortcomings as a legislator, his lack of compassion for people of color, and presumably, a small penis. Reschenthaler and several Congressional colleagues visited Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities in McAllen, Donna, and Los Fresnos, Texas, where they saw firsthand the security and humanitarian crisis currently unfolding due to the inhumane actions of the Trump administration, (which Reschenthaler blindly supports). “This Crisis at the Border is Deeply Troubling, Even Though I Totally Support Trump Putting Brown Kids in Cages.” “What I witnessed in the Rio Grande Valley was deeply troubling,” said Reschenthaler. “Even…

To impeach, or not to impeach? That is the question currently being posed by pundits, politicos, and increasingly by Democrats in Congress. Lest anyone remain unconvinced, the answer is yes- Congress must open an impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing her cards exceptionally close to her designer vest, going as far as to suggest that President Trump is daring her to impeach him. This theory is bolstered by the Trump Administration’s steadfast refusal to comply with any Congressional subpoenas. Many believe the House must begin Impeachment proceedings based on the recent public statement by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who all but presented Congress with an engraved invitation to act. And it’s hard to deny that short of wearing a t-shirt saying “Impeach the Mother F*cker”…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]President Donald J. Trump broke his silence on the scandal roiling Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) in the aftermath of a photo in Northam’s medical school yearbook showing a person in blackface standing with another dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe. “Damn, that is one cool move. I wish I had thought of that back at Wharton,” said Trump, who tweeted the following in support of Northam: Trump said he could not remember whether or not he had posed for any offensive photos that were included in his yearbook at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, but he did assure reporters that his yearbook photo was, “without a doubt the most amazing photo ever printed since Gutenberg invented the wheel.” Shortly after the scandal broke, White House…

One of the cardinal rules for Thanksgiving dinner in recent years is to avoid talking about politics at family gatherings. In fact, the concept of the racist Drunk Uncle is now equally identifiable with Thanksgiving as cranberry sauce, with the common denominator being that nobody wants to put either of them anywhere near their mouth. But if you’re looking for some cutesy Buzzfeed-style garbage about “navigating politics at Thanksgiving”, look elsewhere. This year, with some notable exceptions we’ll discuss shortly, you need to talk about politics with your family at Thanksgiving. Here’s why. A Country Divided (Like Crazy Divided) Not only is America now more divided than any time in recent history, but our ability to pick and choose our news sources based on our political biases also leaves us…

The release of the anonymous op/ed in The New York Times from a senior White House official elicited a wide range of responses, including the need for every talking head on cable news to let us know that they’ve “never seen anything like this before,” which is quickly becoming the political equivalent of telling people that you vape. We get it- nobody has seen anything like this before. Enough already. Move on to what matters. We’re watching a coup, people, and serious f*cking business. Adults in the Room? Says Who? The response I found to be particularly disturbing came from Democrats expressing their relief that there are “adults in the room” preventing President Trump from taking any overly destructive actions. The anonymous op/ed states: “So we will do what we can…

Another day, another tragic school shooting- the 22nd this year in the United States if anyone is counting- took place at Santa Fe High School, located about twenty miles from Galveston, Texas. At least ten students are confirmed dead, and authorities later found explosive devices — including pipe bombs and pressure cookers — in and near the school. This is, by any definition, a tragedy regardless of your personal political viewpoints or beliefs. And while the underlying issue of gun violence in schools is, and should be, part of our national political debate, there are certain rules that I didn’t think we needed to go over for moments like this. You know, like waiting until the bodies are cold to make a political statement? Especially if you plan on making…

We need to talk about the Republican Tax Law, which President Trump callously signed into law, regardless of his brash campaign promises. Many of these broken promises include “minor little details” like the President not benefitting from the new tax law. Trump will undoubtedly profit personally, as the law benefits those with power like it always does. Those without power are left on the outside looking in. And many of those looking in will be doing so without access to affordable health care. Trump’s personal financial victories aside, the issue Americans should be focusing on right now is the nine million children without access to healthcare. These children are Americans, and these American kids are going without healthcare because the Republicans who control Congress refuse to fully fund the Children’s…

Like the rest of the country, I watched in shock and shame as Nazis marched through an American city, inciting violence that claimed an innocent life. I watched in disgust as the President of the United States stopped just short of congratulating the White Supremacists with his half-assed, dog-whistle response that virtually guarantees things are going to get much worse before they get better. (But hey, at least nobody’s talking about Russia anymore, am I right?) But let’s forget Trump for a minute. What I want to know is where the hell are all the people who’ve been warning us all along that we may need to stand up to our own government someday? The ones who cite the need to be ever-vigilant in the fight against tyranny? The ones…