Beto vs. Democrats: Texas Lawmaker Frequently Voted to Help Trump and GOP

by David Sirota Capital & Main Dec 20, 2018 Co-published by The Guardian and Newsweek Beto O'Rourke photo courtesy of Inter-American Dialogue.     A rising Democratic star has voted for GOP bills that Trump critics say have aided big banks, undercut the fight against climate change and supported the president’s anti-immigrant agenda. Following Beto O’Rourke’s spirited run … Continue reading Beto vs. Democrats: Texas Lawmaker Frequently Voted to Help Trump and GOP

The FBI’s Investigation of Trump as a “National Security Threat” is Itself a Serious Danger. J. Edgar Hoover Pioneered the Tactic

by Glenn Greenwald Intercept Jan 14, 2018 LAST WEEK, the New York Times reported that the FBI, in 2017, launched an investigation of President Trump “to consider whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security” and specifically “whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests.” The story was … Continue reading The FBI’s Investigation of Trump as a “National Security Threat” is Itself a Serious Danger. J. Edgar Hoover Pioneered the Tactic

The Big Liars

by O Society Jan 15, 2019 “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important … Continue reading The Big Liars

Who’s afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Jan 15, 2019 In Ocasio-Cortez we see what it might look like for left to retake control – to begin talking about what we want to talk about rather than whatever Trump is spewing ‘She made it clear that her loyalties weren’t with the Democratic leadership but rather the protesters … Continue reading Who’s afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Kamala Harris’ Political Memoir Is an Uneasy Fit for the Digital Era

The senator’s new book shows the difficulty of translating short-form virality into a substantive text. by Hannah Giorgis Atlantic Jan 11, 2019 The Truths We Hold: An American Journey BY KAMALA HARRIS PENGUIN PRESS Depending on whom you ask, Kamala Harris is either a hip Hillary Clinton or a political Beyoncé. Since the election of Donald Trump, … Continue reading Kamala Harris’ Political Memoir Is an Uneasy Fit for the Digital Era

Donald Trump Calls Newspaper Writers and Poses as ‘John Barron’ or ‘John Miller’: Here are the Tapes

It's been known for years that Donald Trump used to pretend to be a fake Trump Organization representative named "John Barron" on the phone with reporters in the 1980s. In 1990, he testified under oath while giving testimony for a lawsuit that he used the alias "on occasion." During the 2016 campaign, the Washington Post … Continue reading Donald Trump Calls Newspaper Writers and Poses as ‘John Barron’ or ‘John Miller’: Here are the Tapes

The Wall (Echochamber Friday)

It's ah... Echochamber Monday because we forgot to do it Friday. So we don't become frogs in a well, let's see how the other half lives by intentionally reading some stuff we wouldn't ordinarily read. Everyone is talking about the wall and the accompanying government shutdown these days. What are they saying? First Law of … Continue reading The Wall (Echochamber Friday)