The Talk

(CNN) It’s time to have a talk about “The Talk.”

****************************************************** For generations, black parents have given the same lecture to their children: Don’t act out. Stay away from bad places. Avoid confrontations. It’s a how-to guide for surviving police encounters, a list of do’s and don’ts every black person should follow if they […]

The Most Mendacious President in U.S. History

On Trump, his Twitter lies, and why it’s getting worse.

May 29, 2020

Seeing Donald Trump’s falsehoods as foibles is folly. His lies are a feature, not a bug, of his Presidency—indeed, of his entire public persona.

On Sunday, on Tuesday, and again on […]

In case there was any doubt about where I stand…

Piers Morgan’s Letter to DJT

Restore Sanity

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“Dear Donald,

On Friday evening, you unfollowed me on Twitter which, given you only follow 47 accounts, was not an insignificant decision.

It came a few hours after I posted a column in which I lambasted you for using your daily Coronavirus press briefings to air ‘batsh*t crazy’ cure theories like […]

The allure and dangers of conspiracy theories

Shadowland via The Atlantic – May/June 2020

Throughout history, conspiracy thinking has destroyed institutions, endangered democracies, and ended lives. Conspiracism threatens not just individual facts, but the idea that empirical truth exists at all. Now—fueled by the internet, partisan media, and a president who advances fantastical theories about a pandemic that has killed more […]

Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?

British Writer Pens The Best Description Of Trump I’ve Read

Apr. 24th, 2020 at 11:38 AM

“Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?” Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote the following response:

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A few things spring to mind. Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. […]

Da punk and his bitch

Indeed, it is always trump in a secondary or submissive position relative to Putin. As much as he loves to brag about beating anyone over anything, he never does that with Putin…even so much as seldom standing next to him in official photos.

There is almost no doubt whatsoever that Putin has compromising, […]

News – hot and heavy

Daily 202 via WaPo – by James Hohmann with Mariana Alfaro

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Barr and Trump hint at coming moves after Flynn is let off

Attorney General Bill Barr gave a television interview to defend his decision on Thursday to throw out the guilty plea of Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI about his contacts […]

Meat shortages

Daily 202 via WaPo – by James Hohmann with Mariana Alfaro

11 states seek DOJ investigation of meat shortages and price hikes amid coronavirus contagion

Where’s the beef?

President Trump signed an executive order last week that designated meat processing plants as critical infrastructure and their employees as essential. He used the Defense Production Act […]

Bail out the planet

Bail Out the Planet

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29th April 2020

We have the opportunity to reshape our economies to support life on Earth. Governments should take it.

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Do Not Resuscitate. This tag should be attached to the oil, airline and car companies. Governments should provide financial support to their workers […]