Category Archives: Government

National distractions: Does draconian democracy deconstruct the administrative state

By ann summers Like Caliguila’s horse, Draco (not the Harry Potter one) ordered death penalties for cabbage theft, but had no cure for a leader who also had the mind of one. The Trump Cabinet continues to surprise us with … Continue reading

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“…one of the worst cover-ups in the history of cover-ups” This is a job for Sideshow Ed Whelan!

By ann summers   Trump knows from cover-ups. Because “fudged” interviews, “enemies of the state”, and SCOTUS nominees, Sideshow Ed should have run this assassination. “They had a very bad original concept. It was carried out poorly and the cover-up … Continue reading

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J’Accuse Chinese food – an hour later you want to chokehold someone again

By ann summers Disinformation is getting a bad name these days, but then again isn’t bad naming what it’s about? Saudi Arabia’s cascade of excuses for killing Jamal Khashoggi hinge on not making it seem like an official act, but … Continue reading

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Trump gaslights-up fake news

By ann summers Trump’s gaslight will power an entire nation. Trump’s still emitting Bill Shiney objects because having one media empire (Murdoch’s) as his personal press agent, driving memes to its media brethren, is not enough. There should be only … Continue reading

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TCS: Déjà Vu All Over Again – 1991

Good Morning! ___________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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Apparently “no public evidence has emerged showing that Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia” -yet(i pubes)

By ann summers Today’s long-form NY Times story by Shane and Mazzetti is worth reading if only to remind oneself about the relentless work of rigged Russian witches, and that there’s a viable timeline for #TrumpRussia. One can only hope … Continue reading

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The only thing we have to trump is fear itself

By ann summers Only the blind led the blind in Trump Tower, especially in June 2016. But more interesting is Barbara Res telling stories about her former boss, challenging the notion of the “adults in the room” and their agendas. … Continue reading

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“Let’s hope to God we don’t have a crisis” … too late

By ann summers High Holy Days, Batman. 9/11 is the release day for Bob Woodward’s book, Fear and the Trump regime is scrambling. It now seems more obvious the anonymous Op-Ed in the NY Times was designed to offset Woodward’s … Continue reading

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not-so-secret Hitler of the anonymous Op-Ed

By ann summers The anonymous op-ed in the NY Times has shown that Trump may have (only) one dissenter in his WH. It’s still a game of Secret Hitler, and the unhingery continues. John Miller/Baron’s cabinet has bad hinges. But … Continue reading

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If the Cohen allegations are true, POTUS* conspired to violate federal campaign law and to hide it from the American people

By ann summers     Neal Katyal’s op-ed in the NY Times spells it out clearly. Trump has been so used to working without accountability as a private citizen especially with respect to covering up his numerous dalliances, that he … Continue reading

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