Tag Archive for Donald J. Trump

A Modest Proposal: #ProtectTheTruth

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By George Lakoff – America’s tweeter-in-chief plans to attack the free press next week. He desperately needs your help to succeed. You can help him by repeating his words and lies. You can help him by focusing outraged attention on his antics. Or we can work together to redirect the energy, counteract rather than react,…

Trump Drives the World to the Brink of Crazy

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – The world has truly gone crazy now. Thank you Donald Trump. Or “Fuck You Trump,” as Alabama running back Bo Scarborough yelled as the Crimson Tide made its way through the tunnel onto the field to play the Georgia Bulldogs in college football’s National Championship game on…

The State of Objective Journalism and Democracy in Trump’s America

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Since the early days of science and later objective journalism, we have known that reaching breakthroughs in knowledge is gained over time in fits and starts. A scientist, or a journalist for that matter, practicing the American invention of objective journalism, becomes immersed in the literature of a…

Is it Time to Invoke the 25th Amendment and Remove Trump from Office?

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — It started as a trial balloon not long after the election. There were whispers and a few half-baked news stories citing the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted to fix presidential succession weaknesses in 1967, as a way to get rid of…

The Trump Presidency: How to Further Enrich ‘The Masters of the Universe’

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By Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian – David Barsamian: You have spoken about the difference between Trump’s buffoonery, which gets endlessly covered by the media, and the actual policies he is striving to enact, which receive less attention. Do you think he has any coherent economic, political, or international policy goals? What has Trump actually…

Trump is Making America Stoned and Drunk Again

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — While it may seem easy to be lulled into a spring stupor with the fine cool weather in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, it is hard to avoid going into shock with all the strange news coming out of the Trump administration. Around here they…

Russian Spies Charged in Yahoo Hacking Case

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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 charges were announced in the midst of ongoing…

Donald Trump is Unfit to Serve as President of the United States

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By E.J. Dionne Jr. – Let’s not mumble or whisper about the central issue facing our country: What is this democratic nation to do when the man serving as president of the United States plainly has no business being president of the United States? The Michael Flynn fiasco was the entirely predictable product of the…

The Watchdog Press Must Expose the Liar-in-Chief

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Since television celebrity businessman Donald J. Trump shocked the world and became president of the United States, the news has become so dissonant it’s hard to find a place to enter the conversation with facts that matter. This is especially true since it doesn’t seem to matter…

Trump’s Two-Step Strategy To Take Over the Truth

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By Robert Reich – Donald Trump is such a consummate liar that in coming days and years our democracy will depend more than ever on the independent press – finding the truth, reporting it, and holding Trump accountable for his lies. But Trump’s strategy is to denigrate and disparage the press in the public’s mind…

A Golden Shower of Fake News

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Oh, and Alabama’s Jeff Sessions is about to be U.S. Attorney General – The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Let me start this morning by repeating the two key words guaranteed to make the Facebook home page news feed and the FB trending news feed: This column is about fake news and golden…

The Trump Story the Media Dare Not Utter

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The mainstream, corporate news media sacrificed democracy for ratings. By Thom Hartmann – AlterNet – The media are engaged in an orgy of navel-gazing about the Trump presidency, but they’re totally, utterly, absolutely, no-way-in-hell willing to gaze at their own navel. Did Russian hackers revealing that Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Donna Brazile had put their…

Republican Congress Moves to Privatize Public Land

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By Glynn Wilson – Editor-in-Chief – We hate to say we told you so. But it is what it is. Donald J. Trump has not even been inaugurated president yet and the privatization of public land has already begun. On the very day we published a video trailer talking about the commercialization and privatization of…