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Ignoring Emoluments? #ImpeachTrump

I mean, what exactly does somebody like Trump pray for?I want to hear him lead a prayer for the people he called our enemies.I want to know how that goes. If he’s going to offer up “thoughts and prayers,” well let’s have the details then. C’mon. – Stonekettle Station on Facebook We’ve heard the phrase constitutional …

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Obama: Trump is a “Symptom, Not the Cause”

I encourage you to watch this portion of Barack Obama’s speech in which he explains the rise of Donald Trump: “He is a symptom, not the cause. He’s just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years, a fear and anger that’s rooted in our past but it’s also born out of the …

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Anonymous NYT Op-Ed

Stonekettle Station Don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more. But these successes have come despite — not because of — the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective. From …

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Punishing Political Opponents? #ImpeachTrump

NBC News Trump is now considering revoking the security clearances of former intelligence officials who have criticized him. Not even Richard Nixon went this far. It’s not just petty and vindictive. It’s bad for American policy. Former heads of intelligence agencies retain their security clearances so they can speak about sensitive matters with their successors …

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#MAGA: Disrespecting the Flag

“I was trying to think about the last time American history seemed to matter as much as it seems to right now. We’re minding our past in debates over monuments and standing or kneeling during our national anthem, aren’t we essentially asking ourselves over and over what it means to be an American? We’re testing …

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Continuing Tragedy in Puerto Rico? #ImpeachTrump

The catastrophe that was hurricane Irma [and hurricane Maria]’s impact on Puerto Rico has now been exacerbated by the catastrophe of American disdain for the brown-skinned, this disdain having taken the form of the sitting President of the United States. Readers of the blog will know my preferred tagline for him, but it bears repeating that …

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Peter Strzok, Counter-Intelligence Hero

Stonekettle Apparently today was the day for the Orange Hate-Monkey (OHM) to vent his rage at Peter Strzok. It’s not that I would notice this, I don’t follow the OHM on Twitter. I see no need to follow him since the entire rest of the Twitterverse follows him and if he says anything of merit, …

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Political Contributions ARE Bribes

Countable If “money is speech” then requiring that there be no political contributions on the part of anybody is revoking their first amendment rights. Unconstitutional, just on the face of the proposal.  But the problem really is that money may be speech, but political contributions are bribes, and the contributors know this just as well …

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