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Trump’s Condition: Unfit by Many Standards

It’s enough, as an indictment of Trump, to see and then reject his role on purely political grounds: a bigoted autocrat of limited knowledge & reasoning ability with a love of foreign dictators and contempt for American liberal democracy.  One doesn’t need a training in medicine to reject Trump. There are, however, compelling critiques of…

Trump Admin Picks ‘The Dog Breeder’ to Lead Pandemic Task Force

One reads from Reuters that Trump Administration, whose leader promised America only the best people, tapped a Former Labradoodle breeder to lead U.S. pandemic task force: Azar [Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services] tapped a trusted aide with minimal public health experience to lead the agency’s day-to-day response to COVID-19. The aide, Brian Harrison,…

An Empty-Headed Man’s Next Gig

Updated with a longer – and so more revealing – video of Kushner’s vapidity. When Jared Kushner is finished impairing America’s response to a pandemic, he’ll need something else to do. Wisconsin still has the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and in small Wisconsin towns like Whitewater one finds development hucksters, business leagues of landlords &…

Top Trump Departures

Top Trump DeparturesFlynnWalshComeyDubkeMcFarlandSpicerPriebusMoochBannonGorkaPricePowellManigaultMcCabePorterHicksCohnTillersonMcMasterShulkinBossertPruittShortHaleySessionsKellyAyersZinkeMattisShineMcMahonNielsenSandersAcostaGreenblattBolton — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 10, 2019

Tillerson Describes Trump as Though Trump Were a Functionally Illiterate Criminal

Aaron Blake reports Rex Tillerson on Trump: ‘Undisciplined, doesn’t like to read’ and tries to do illegal things: Tillerson said Trump is “pretty undisciplined, doesn’t like to read,” and repeatedly attempted to do illegal things. He didn’t call Trump a “moron,” but he didn’t exactly suggest Trump was a scholar — or even just a steady…

Once a Gerrymanderer…

Wisconsin, with a gerrymandered legislature and a crony capitalist, lame-duck governor, was never going to have an easy transition back to a tradition of democratically representative government and sound economic policy.  The men who engineered years of the wrong approach were never going to go gently to the political outer darkness that, deservedly, awaits them.…

Trump Nominee Non-Committal on School Integration

Alternative title: Why We Resist and Oppose. WATCH: During her confirmation hearing this morning (yes, this morning – in 2018), judicial nominee Wendy Vitter refused to say whether she agreed with the result in Brown v. Board of Education. #UnfitToJudge pic.twitter.com/RWroh0XUIC — The Leadership Conference (@civilrightsorg) April 11, 2018 Consider the remarks of Wendy Vitter,…