Monthly Archives: March 2017

Failure of Health Care Overhaul Shows Republicans Can’t Govern

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Robert Reich – House Speaker Paul Ryan, in his press conference following the demise of his bill to replace Obamacare, blamed Republicans who had failed to grasp that the GOP was now a “governing party.” “We were a 10-year opposition party, where being against things…

President Trump, Republicans in Congress Face Stunning Defeat on Healthcare

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – President Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress suffered a stunning political defeat on Friday when House leaders withdrew legislation to repeal Obamacare and replace it with Trumpcare, when it became obvious they did not have the votes to pass the so-called American…

Russian Spies Charged in Yahoo Hacking Case

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – Two Russian spies and two computer hackers have been charged with breaking into 500 million Yahoo email accounts between 2014 and 2016 in one of the largest cyber intrusions in U.S. history, according to a press release just out from the FBI. The…

Voters Don’t Trust Trump on Health Care, Russia, Wiretapping Claim

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Voters Think Attorney General Jeff Sessions Should Resign – By Glynn Wilson – A new national poll shows there’s very little support among American voters for the Republican American Health Care Act, the bill offered up by the Trump administration to repeal and replace the Affordable Care…

American Public Concern About Global Warming Hits Three-Decade High

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – In spite of false rhetoric from Republican politicians in the United States and fake news claiming there is no such thing as global warming, a record number of Americans are concerned about climate change due to global warming, they believe it is…

Countering Trump’s Twitter Distractions

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Editor’s Note: In President Barack Obama’s final two press conferences and his farewell address from Chicago, he advised Democrats to learn how to talk to average, working people like the ones who voted for Donald Trump. Now there is an academic who has solid advice for how…

The Very Legitimacy of Our Democracy Is Under Threat

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Donald Trump’s presidency is just one element of our disintegrating democracy. By Russ Feingold – Today, less than two months into a new administration, we are now facing the biggest crisis of legitimacy of our democracy in a generation or more. But the crisis has been building…

Trump’s War on the Truth Tellers

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – Trump and his White House don’t argue on the merits. They attack the credibility of the institutions that come up with facts and arguments they don’t like. They even do it preemptively. Last week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer warned that the…

Rather Than Announcing His Resignation, Sessions Demands Resignations of U.S. Attorneys Around the Country

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – Rather than resigning as U.S. Attorney General for lying to Congress, Alabama Jeff Sessions announced the proactive decision this week to forcibly remove U.S. attorneys around the country from office who were appointed by President Barack Obama so the Trump administration could bring…

ACLU Files Ethics Complaint Against Jeff Sessions for Lying to Congress

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Donald Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, is now the subject of an ethics complaint filed with the state bar association for allegedly lying to Congress about his contact with the Russian ambassador during the election last year. The…

Congressman Bradley Byrne Faces a Packed Town Hall in Mobile

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne faced a packed town hall of opposition protesters and constituent supporters Monday night, answering questions about veterans health care, the environment and controversial decisions, statements and actions by the new President, Donald J. Trump. About 250…

Did the Comic Cowboys of Mobile Mardis Gras Go Too Far?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Some people in Mobile like to brag that Alabama’s port city held the first Mardi Gras celebration in 1703 and the first formally organized Mardi Gras parade in the United States in 1830. But there is little doubt that it…

Three Terrifying Reasons for Trump’s Latest Rant on Obama Wiretaps

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – Early Saturday morning, March 4, the 45th president of the United States alleged in a series of tweets that former president Barack Obama orchestrated a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to tap Trump’s phones at his Trump Tower headquarters last fall in the run-up to the…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Exposed as a Partisan Hatchet Man

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Partisan political prosecutions have a long history in the system of jurisprudence in the United States, in spite of what judges, lawyers and politicians want the public to believe. Republicans and Democrats have been guilty of…