OHM Politics

McConnell’s Hypocrisy

A woman has accused a Supreme Court nominee of drunkenly pinning her to a bed, groping her and covering her mouth when she screamed. She has provided therapist notes from well before the nominee was a public figure. She has taken a polygraph test. She is willing to undergo an FBI investigation and testify under …

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OHM Podcast Politics

Wrong Again. Why am I Not Surprised?

Robert Reich & Facebook On this day in 2015, Robert Reich started his status about the Orange Hate-Monkey (OHM) with this gloomy paragraph, Donald Trump is leading all other Republican candidates — not just in polls but also, according to Google Trends, in Google searches. This could push Trump even higher in Google’s search rankings, …

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Guns OHM

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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Family Politics

September 11, not 9-11

This is adapted and expanded from previous articles.  I intend to keep updating and reposting a version of this article annually until the US collectively demonstrates learning something from history, or I pass from existence. Given prior evidence, I’m betting on the latter. My dad was born on September 11, 1938.  On his sixty-third birthday terrorists destroyed …

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OHM Politics

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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OHM Politics

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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OHM Politics

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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OHM Politics

#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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Economics OHM Politics

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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