For Spain, Love and Meditations

By |August 18th, 2017|

For Spain, Love The perpetrators of the terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils originally planned to use explosive devices to wreak greater devastation but were apparently thwarted because their materials detonated prematurely, police said Friday. [CNN] TERRORISM BY VEHICLE exposes the reduction of ISIS's power. It is, however, powerful, immediate, and an accessible [...]

Another Bloody Friday: Steve Bannon Fired *Updated*

By |August 18th, 2017|

Another Bloody Friday: Steve Bannon Fired White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best. - Statement from the Press Secretary THE ABOVE POOL report on Steve Bannon's firing was to the [...]

All’s Lost, Primary Trump

By |August 16th, 2017|

Hey GOP, Primary Trump President Trump buoyed the white nationalist movement on Tuesday as no president has done in generations — equating activists protesting racism with the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who rampaged in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. [The New York Times] THE MAN in the White House is so ignorant he [...]

Trump Mute on Domestic Terrorism by White Supremacists in Charlottesville *Updated*

By |August 14th, 2017|

Trump Mute on Domestic Terrorism by White Supremacists in Charlottesvillephoto: Edu Bayer for The New York Times “The hate and division must stop. And must stop right now. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides. It’s been going on [...]

Trump to DPRK: US Military ‘Locked and Loaded’

By |August 11th, 2017|

Trump to DPRK: US Military 'Locked and Loaded' The motto of American forces based alongside allied troops in South Korea is “Ready to Fight Tonight,” and there has been little if any sign of mobilization that might suggest preparations for a strike. Even without nuclear weapons, North Korea has an array of conventional [...]

Political Reality Bites and So Does Bernie Sanders

By |August 8th, 2017|

Even if Democrats were to win every single 2018 House and Senate race for seats representing places that Hillary Clinton won or that Trump won by less than 3 percentage points — a pretty good midterm by historical standards — they could still fall short of the House majority and lose five Senate seats. [Five [...]

North Korea Miniatured Nuclear Warhead Confirmed *Updated*

By |August 8th, 2017|

North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded in a confidential assessment. [Washington Post] AFTER THE United Nations slammed North Korea with more sanctions there was a lot of back-slapping. [...]

Congress Moves to Control Trump on Russia

By |August 3rd, 2017|

Congress Moves to Control Trump on Russia photo by Louis Jacobson, Tampa Bay Times THE VETO-PROOF legislation codifying and expanding sanctions against Russia infuriated President Trump. Russia's Prime Minister Medvedev threw shade. The US establishment fully outwitted Trump. The President is not happy about the sanctions, yet he could not but sign the bill— [...]

Trump’s Epic Health Care Failure is Republican Legacy

By |July 30th, 2017|

Trump & Republicans Fall Flat On Their Faces Trying to Governphoto: Justin Gilliland of The New York Times “Everybody knows what needs to be done to fix it, and I think everybody is coming to accept that they’re not going to happen,” said Sara Fagen, a White House political director under President George [...]

Draft-Dodging Trump Attacks Military, Ratchets Up Sessions Insults

By |July 27th, 2017|

Draft-Dodging Trump Attacks Military, Ratchets Up Sessions Insults Photo Courtesy of Logan Ireland, via Air Force Times. "I would like to see them try to kick me out of my military,” Staff Sgt. Logan Ireland said in an interview with Air Force Times. “You are not going to deny me my right to [...]