Posted on Dec 13, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Trump-Russia Deniers Owe Us An Apology

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Wednesday, December 12, was another historic day in the ongoing disintegration of both the Trump presidency and the Trump brand, with Trump the man-baby moving ever closer to impeachment and ignominy. We learned that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and bag-man, Michael Cohen, will likely spend the next three years in a federal prison. It’s also a possibility that the sentence will be reduced if Cohen decides to fully cooperate...

Posted on Dec 12, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Trump and Pelosi’s Re-Enactment Of Richard III

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In his latest book, Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Stephen Greenblatt analyzes the Bard’s most power-hungry characters. The book never mentions Donald Trump by name, but it is easy to see the parallels between our president and the characters Greenblatt writes about, especially Richard III. “He is pathologically narcissistic and supremely arrogant,” writes Greenblatt. “He has a grotesque sense of entitlement, never doubting that he can do...

Posted on Dec 11, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Tucker Carlson Is Spreading Grotesque Lies To Cover Trump’s Crimes

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Perhaps feeling the backlash from his little outburst against president Trump, Tucker Carlson is back to doing what he does best: shilling for the president and protecting him from the liberal “Deep State”.   In a truly ludicrous segment on his show last night, Carlson claimed that despite Federal prosecutors explicitly stating that the president has committed a crime, Trump is in fact the victim of extortion and a liberal plot...

Posted on Dec 09, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: The Skeptic’s Guide To ‘Never Trump’ Republicans

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There’s an ongoing debate among the left concerning the Never Trumpers. You know who they are, Republicans who woke up one day and realized that the Republican Party was filled with, well, Republicans! Can we trust them? Or will they stab liberals the back the second Trump is gone? It’s impossible to make such a grand, sweeping judgment on the entire group as every person and their motivations is different. For instance, David Frum...

Posted on Dec 06, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: In Defense Of George H.W. Bush

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Being a liberal Democrat, there are certain opinions that I have to either keep to myself or roll the dice and mention publicly at the risk of irritating people who might otherwise agree with me on…whatever. It’s never a pleasant experience, but I’ve tended toward going public and owning it, rather than withholding my views out of fear. Frankly, to this day I’m still feeling the repercussions from my...

Posted on Nov 30, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Beto Shouldn’t Run In 2020, But Not Because He Can’t Win

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This week, outgoing Congressman Beto O’Rourke said he would not rule out running for president in 2020. Beto (one of the few politicians written about on a first-name basis), who took Texas and the nation by storm with his campaign to replace Senator Ted Cruz, has become one of the major figures in American politics, and many have surmised that he may be the Democrats’ best shot at taking back...

Posted on Nov 28, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Mueller’s Perjury Trap Has Been Successfully Sprung

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While everything about the Trump Crisis is deeply abnormal and frustratingly opaque, we can often rest assured knowing that, no matter what, Trump always makes things worse for Trump. The closest thing to normalcy in this ongoing sack-full-of-monkeys is the predictability of Trump’s lies and the assumption that the truth is the exact opposite of everything he blurts. Along those lines, it’s a safe bet that Robert Mueller has...

Posted on Nov 15, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Teaming Up With ‘Never Trumpers’ Is Unpopular But Mandatory

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It’s never easy taking an unpopular position. It’s especially difficult when the unpopularity of the position comes from your own side of the political debate. I’ve somehow managed to be in this tight spot on more than one occasion. It was this way during certain stages of the Obama years — certainly during the Summer of Snowden back in 2013 when most of the left was lined up in support of...

Posted on Nov 12, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Bernie Sanders Still Can’t Talk About Racism

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Photo: Jeff Mitchell/Getty Images Bernie Sanders lost the 2016 Democratic primary because black women – the Democratic Party’s most reliable voting bloc – voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton during the early Southern primaries, giving her a delegate lead he could never overcome. Despite his support for the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, he has always struggled when talking about race, and over the last week, he has been speaking about the topic in...