Category Archives: Politics

Looking at Jeff Flake’s anti-Trump speech on the media

  By ann summers The collective false consciousness that is US democracy has many manifestations, so without casting aspersions on Arizona GOP senator Jeff Flake’s motives, his speech on the floor of the US Senate is useful if only to … Continue reading

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Does everyone really know he’s an idiot

By ann summers A melange of mercenaries continue to wheel out the orange Moloch idol for the cult of personality as they now do to keep the Trumptanic afloat. This past week has featured an interesting intersection of the release … Continue reading

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Still no smoking gun, still more like a smoldering arsenal

  By ann summers The retreat to the #TrumpRussia bunker continues and the mashed potatoes are not yet ready. Experts don’t think the trolls behind Russian Facebook accounts could have determined who to target on their own, but the question … Continue reading

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Oh look, moving the US embassy will make them forget about everything else …Not

By ann summers Since November, the accidental president has been trying to escape having won by the perfect storm of Russian intervention, voter suppression, covert sexism/racism, and strategic dirty tricks. #TrumpRussia continues its dogged march, with Mike Flynn’s deal with … Continue reading

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“The Declaration of Independence is an ‘Enlightenment-era rule written by anti-government extremists’” and other FCC pay toilet fictions

  By ann summers If the @FCC kills #netneutrality, everyday people lose. It’s not good for science because it puts up barriers to accessing information and spreading ideas. This isn’t a partisan issue — it’s about keeping the playing field … Continue reading

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Will Trump return Philippine war trophies

By ann summers   Trump could salvage what has been a mediocre trip to Asia by a small political act, even if it might give him the same Executive Order troubles he’s experienced with Congress. There have been several decades … Continue reading

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Titling the post-Trump biopic… Get The Bigly Shorty, or Derp in Paradise Papers

By ann summers There probably have been numerous Trump biography projects already underway, perhaps even one started when we thought he would lose the Electoral College vote. We already have some interesting, even landmark films about a variety of financial scandals, … Continue reading

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