Posted on Jan 24, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: Trump Needs His Shutdown To Last Forever

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  We should probably brace ourselves for an extended Trump shutdown because there’s ultimately no reason for the president to end his ongoing temper tantrum. He straight up needs this. Even though his poll numbers are crashing, the longer the shutdown continues, the less time we’re discussing the other catastrophes circulating around the White House. There’s continued news about Trump Tower Moscow, with Buzzfeed dumping a series of documents...

Posted on Jan 17, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: No, Gillette Wasn’t Talking About You–Unless You’re A Sexual Predator, Mansplainer, Or Bully

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Don’t look now but a group of a-holes are busily destroying another retail product they’ve already purchased. You might recall the last time this happened when wizards in red hats were smashing their televisions, televisions they already paid for, in protest against something-something-something. This time, they’re destroying their Gillette products because of a new commercial in which the razor manufacturer calls for an end to “toxic masculinity.” In the...

Posted on Jan 10, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: Don Junior Is In Huge Trouble, And Prison Can’t Come Soon Enough

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There’s one human being on this planet who I’d like to see locked up in federal prison more than Donald Trump. It turns out, the orange doesn’t fall far from the orange tree. Specifically, Donald Trump Junior is someone who is both repulsive and dangerous — perhaps more dangerous than his addled father — and that’s only partly why I’m eagerly anticipating every delicious news item pushing Junior closer and closer...

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 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 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 07, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Cable News Is Already Trying To Handcuff And Ball-Gag The House Dems

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(image via Reuters) You might be surprised to learn that I’ve always kinda’ liked former RNC chairman and current MSNBC analyst Michael Steele. He’s a Never-Trumper and a seemingly reasonable guy regardless of his former political affiliations. Despite running the RNC, Steele was the first national Republican to confess to and apologize for the Republican “Southern Strategy” — collectively defining the party’s race-baiting tactics since the passage of the...

Posted on Nov 01, 2018

Shattered Wohl: The Hilarious Trumper Plot To Take Down Robert Mueller

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Whenever we talk about journalism movies, most of us always immediately reference the big three: All The President’s Men, Broadcast News, and Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas. Well, at least they’re my big three. I’d also include The Paper, Spotlight, and a lesser-known movie that came and went but which ought to be on your list, particularly if you haven’t seen it yet. The movie is called Shattered Glass, featuring Hayden Christensen in the non-Anakin role of his...

Posted on Oct 18, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Incivility And Violent Rhetoric Begins And Ends With Trump’s GOP

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Apparently, it’s okay to use violent, eliminationist rhetoric if you’re Donald Trump or a pack of fascist incels who call themselves “Proud Boys.” For everyone else, especially liberal activists, petitioning our government is the act of a ruthless mob of screaming thugs. Ever since the confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh, the Trump-Republicans have tried — successfully in many cases — to convince the rest of the public that it’s...

Posted on Oct 10, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Trump Doesn’t Want To Be Your President

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Ever since the 2016 election, I haven’t really engaged in the “not my president” meme. Don’t get me wrong. It should be obvious to anyone who knows my work that I have a gut-level hatred of Donald Trump. Indeed, it’s the first time I’ve ever hated a president. Even if we strip out his ludicrous policies and agenda, he’s still just a vile, unrepentantly cruel and ignorant loudmouth. He’s Tony Clifton...