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protected speech pursuant to the "inalienable rights"
of all men, and the First
(or even the Second)
Amendment to the Constitution
of the United States of America.
administration may evict the press from the White House. "They
are the opposition party," a senior official says. "I want 'em
out of the building. We are taking back the press room."
Trump to Europe: Drop dead. Politico
says Trump is a mortal threat to the Western alliance.
Democratic Senators voted against cheaper prescription drugs -
including our own Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.
McMorris Rodgers booed during MLK speech in Spokane. People in the
crowd chanted "liar" and "save our health care."
And now the
US just sent 300 Marines to Norway, the first time since WWII that
foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there, which irked
Norway's Arctic neighbor Russia.
Martin Luther King quotes the mainstream media won't cite.
Trump vows "insurance
for everybody" in replacing Obamacare, he said in an interview
with the Washington Post. He offers no details.
(goofy-haired) Turtle: Dr.
Seuss shows us how protest can sometimes topple a tyrant.
Internet Archive: What happens when a 140 lb. waterhog (whatever that is) meets
a river full of piranhas.
As a majority of the
country misses Obama, remember that in the last year, the US bombed seven
countries, three bombs and hour, 504 bombs a week, 26,172 bombs in total.
They called it
"Angel's Glow": Why
some Civil War soldiers glowed in the dark.
“A nation that
continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on
programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”
of Donald Trump's most
appalling moments this week.
And to make matters
worse (you know, all of them), we
just deployed 4000 troops to Poland, amid rising tensions with Russia.
nixes visit to black museum amid his torrent of disparaging tweets
about congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. Officials say it's due
to "scheduling issues."
the illegitimate president now, Mr. Birtherism? Trump spent five years
trying to delegitimize Obama. Now he's taking office under a cloud of
suspicion, and only has himself to blame.
is patriotic. It's also a powerful antidote to propaganda.
With only days until
Trump takes office, the Obama
administration on Thursday announced new rules that will let the NSA
share vast amounts of private data gathered without warrant, court orders
or congressional authorization with 16 other agencies, including the
FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security.
kinkiest world leaders: Dictators and deviant sex go together like
Russia and blackmail.
T-Day ticks down, I'm noticing how many Liberals and others who are
usually not prone to such propositions are finally considering the
worthiness of the "Good Man with a Gun" scenario.
Trump accused his political opponents, "both Democrats and
Republicans," for putting together a dossier of unverified claims
linking him to Russia and said the document was probably released by
fake news stories created or publicized by Donald Trump.
The Nation: His
testimony just disqualified him. Rex Tillerson is too conflicted, too
ill-prepared, and too disengaged to be seriously considered for the
position of secretary of state.
Trump has wrought.
S-R: Idaho Rep. Heather Scott is stripped of all committee
assignments in the Idaho House after she
publicly claimed that female House members get leadership positions only
if they "spread their legs."
Putin played the far Left. The Kremlin didn't just rely on the
alt-right to help Trump win.
happens next - and could Trump be impeached?
The Inlander: The
Landed and the White. "I can tell you that we will survive a
Trump presidency like the indigenous people of America have been surviving
presidents like his for 228 years."
North Idaho man falls
off roof and gets
stick stuck up butt. A disturbingly vague, tongue-in-cheek (!) article
from KREM news.
News isn't even trying to hide its neo-Nazi leanings anymore. Yesterday,
in a Facebook
post that praised the surge of France's far right-wing, nationalist,
Front Party, Breitbart used the teaser phrase "French Deplorables:
Your Turn," which equates America's "Deplorables" - a
tongue-in-cheek reference to Trump voters (via Hillary Clinton) - with the
French voters who are responsible for the popularity of the fascistic
Watch Marco Rubio ask Rex Tillerson, undoubtedly our next
Secretary of State, if Vladimir
Putin is a war criminal. Some people wear their corruption like
smeared-on war paint.
Esquire: Yesterday we saw a live performance from an aspiring American dictator.
Guardian: Trump's train wreck of a press conference ushers in a clueless presidency.
contradicts himself, and reality, at press conference.
NY Daily News' Shaun
integrity is so low that we believe most bad news about him by default.
Huffpost: Trump's purge
of non-loyalists takes shape.
Seattle Times: Congress
must investigate Russian disruption of US election
S-R's Shawn Vestal: Idaho's
Butch Otter's reefer madness needs a cure. He’s the only governor in
the nation to have vetoed a bill that would allow people to use
cannabidiol, or CBD, to treat inflammation, seizures, pain and other
symptoms of chronic illness.
Well, that would explain the orange hair ... Apparently
Urethra Franklin just agreed to perform at the Inauguration ... Tinkle,
Tinkle, Little Czar ... Mr. Trump would like to see you all in his room,
but first he wants to know if any of you ate asparagus today ... New
meaning to the Trickle Down Theory ... Maybe it's just yellow journalism
... Live streaming at its worst.
Here is the
full document of Trump intelligence allegations released by BuzzFeed.
Trump dossier: Russia
"has compromising material" on Trump. Live updates from The
Trump blasts intel agencies for "leak" (sorry). "Are we living in Nazi Germany?" he asks.
NYT: BuzzFeed posts unverified claims on Trump, stirring debate.
Seth Meyers interviews incoming White House counselor
Kellyanne Conway about the
In a Chicago farewell, Obama
warns of threats to democracy.
As the legend of SEAL Team 6 grew, a
rogue culture arose that operated outside of the Navy's established
dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016 - a bloody end to Obama's reign. Do you
suppose Trump will continue this legacy?
Henry Kissinger: Good or evil. Historians and Kissinger
in their two cents.
The bizarre and shameful history
of the lobotomy.
brief history of the Devil's tritone: This combination of tones has
led to some of the most chilling chords and melodies in music history.
This Russian obsession shows how
Trump will be undone.
fart scrolls: The images show people happily expelling their gasses at
cats, horses and each other.
attempted neo-Nazi takeover of a rural North Dakota town.
"This is not a new world, it is simply an extension of what began in the old one. It has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever planted the ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has refinements, technological advances, and a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom. But like every one of the super-states that preceded it, it has one iron rule: logic is an enemy and truth is a menace ..."
Frankfurt School knew Trump was coming: With the election of Trump,
the latent threat of American authoritarianism - indentified decades ago
by German intellectuals - is on the verge of being realized.
You don't need newscasters to tell
you that gas prices are on the rise.
movies every English major should see at least once. (Or you could
read the book.)
the late chancellor, was only partly correct. He was obsolete.
But so is the State, the entity he worshiped. Any state, any entity, any
ideology that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of
Man, that state is obsolete. A case to be filed under "M" for
Mankind—in The Twilight Zone."
will fight to keep the zombies, and film crews, interested in filming in
Washington, as state
incentives for film production, used by Spokane-based "Z
Nation," are set to expire.
Reuters: Putin personally ordered a campaign to
influence the 2016 election in favor of Trump.
terrifying thing that Trump did this week.
might end up loosing your health insurance, but it'll be replaced by a
series of tweets calling you a loser, so, there's that ...
to fall 15,000 feet, hit the ground, and survive.
Rolling Stone: John
Prine at 70 - Inside the songwriter's wild past, grounded present.
Edge asks scientists and
scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?
Archives's Trump Archive launches today with more than 700 televised
speeches, interviews, debates, and other news broadcasts related to the
if a president loses control? What is the Constitutional remedy in the
case of imminent peril resulting from Presidential instability, or even
What you need to know about
English artist Francis Bacon.
lure of laudanum, the Victorians' favorite drug.
Christians who still
support Trump - help
me understand ... Donald Trump couldn’t even pass the basic
screening to volunteer in your church’s children’s ministry, but he
still receives your full Christian support as the president of the United
Playboy, yeah, for the
Easton Ellis on modern sexuality: a case study on nudity.
perplexing on so many levels: All
This and World War II - movie clips and war footage to a
Lennon/McCartney inspired soundtrack.
mystery of Spokane's
veiled in surrealism and absurdity.
IBM made a "crash
course" for the White House, and
it'll teach you all the AI basics.
Trump hires former "Apprentice" contestant Omarosa
to serve on his White House staff. All over the world, monkeys
spontaneously fly out of people's butts.
Don't ask, don't tell. Four things to know about
George Washington's Inspector General Baron von Steuben.
On this date in 1521, Martin Luther was excommunicated
from the Catholic church. Years later, he
found solace and joy in a bottle of liquor.
Robert Reich: 15
signs of impending tyranny under President Trump.
Trump says Chicago
must seek US help if no progress is made cutting murders.
With no advance public notice or debate, House
Republicans vote to hobble independent ethics office. So much for
getting corruption out of DC.
The Stranger: One way to protect Washington state's legal weed market from Trump is to burn it to the ground.
Smoking vs. eating pot - why
is it so different?
weapons experts say North Korea's claim that it is close to test-launching
intercontinental ballistic missile is plausible.
Elon Musk: We
must leave Earth for one critical reason.
across the country scramble
after feds announce that extracts are now illegal - and some worry it
foreshadows actions under President Trump.
Rotha Lintorn-Orman -
how she became
the unlikely founder of British Fascism.
art of the scam - Trump's hallmark has been turning a profit on failed
business projects because he finds a way to leave other people holding the
Worst of the worst: 12
moments of right-wing horror and absurdity from 2016.
Alcohol has been
ubiquitous in the history of war, and stimulants have fueled conflicts
since World War II. Whatever the substance, war
is rarely fought sober.
investigates the rumors that Fidel
Castro is Justin Trudeau's real father.
The Economist's most
popular article: The argument for the legalization of cannabis has been
for the difficult bit.
We can't go on ignoring
inequality, says Stephen Hawking, because we have the means to destroy our
would but not to escape it. This
is the most dangerous time for our planet.
Facing possible threats under Trump, Internet
Archive to build server in Canada.
of Trump's assets - and what they're worth.
<--- My New Year's Resolution
Trump says he knows "things
that other people don't know" about the Russian hacking
situation, and that the info would be revealed "on Tuesday or
Abolish Abortion Idaho,
a grassroots citizen group, wants to change
Idaho law to make people who perform or have an abortion face a penalty of
The story of the Starbucks deportee guy I linked to
yesterday was picked
up by KREM news.
of the Viet Nam war from the winning side.
Esquire: 81% of white evangelicals voted for the
most irreligious presidential candidate in American history.
Matt Taibbi: Something
about this Russia story stinks. If the American security agencies had
smoking-gun evidence that the Russians had an organized campaign to derail
the U.S. presidential election and deliver the White House to Trump, then
expelling a few dozen diplomats after the election seems like an oddly
weak and ill-timed response.
Aeon: We live in the age
of information, which means that we also live in the age of bullshit. Why
bullshit is no laughing matter.
of hell and its demons from the 15th century.
met this guy in Starbucks downtown a while back. Very intriguing. He says
the enzymes in the skin of older men will make you live longer if you
touch them often. BTW he's 86ed from that establishment now. Here's his
website; read his manifesto. Check out his
In retaliation for
election hacking, US
expels 35 Russian diplomats, closes two compounds.
most notable art historical discoveries of 2016
One hundred years ago,
someone had the audacity to publish a
novel that began:
The world’s great minds have argued about the essence of time and
the feeling of inhabiting it. To consider time, Augustine argued, is
to glimpse the soul
Aeon: If someone
changes drastically, does
he or she become a different person? The answer to this old philosophical
riddle may be in the nature of the change
Common Dreams: Last
Friday Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act, providing $619
billion for war and military spending. Part
of it will fund a national anti-propaganda center and press freedom
advocates are raising alarm
Here I would type a bunch of stuff in
really small characters so when you squinted and finally read what I wrote
it would be this and boy would you feel confused.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee
criticizes Donald Trump, and the leader and members of his own party, for
mishandling a “grave danger” to the republic.
sold $40 billion in weapons in 2015, topping the global market.
rally" school principal resigns.
Rat kings have been reported since the 1500s, and have
been documented across the world. But
are they real?
Here's the Christmas message from GOP Chairman Reince Priebus:
"Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King."
As I've suspected, the purpose of the elaborate orange
hairdo is to obscure the three sixes carved in Trump's head.
Nazis fought the original War on Christmas: As they rose to power,
party leaders sought to redefine the holiday to suit their own political
installing Wall Street executives in his Cabinet to avoiding news
is adopting the same behavior for which he criticized Clinton during
their fiery presidential campaign.
New Yorker writers on Trump's America.
things should get more complicated, not less. But students today are told
not to think through complex issues themselves - that's
been done for them
What does it mean to “know” the future? The
question has perplexed Aristotle, Newton, Laplace, Thomas Nagel, and
quantum theorists alike. Is
an answer possible?
tomorrow's date: Christmas 2016 will be famous. It'll be the date that
time travelers return to to try to change what has become of their world.
tweets praise of Putin for attack on Clinton.
Christmas letter Putin sent to Trump. The letter was addressed to HIS
EXCELLENCY DONALD TRUMP.
exact moment each of Trump's enemies sold their souls.
The Stranger: The
real reason Trump wants to go nuclear - increase government spending.
Dystopian Donald: The
future according to Trump (Trump to Earth: drop dead, bitch.)
Here's what the electoral map would look like if only people who weren't burnt to a crisp in the nuclear holocaust voted.
Bob Dylan singing "Talkin'
World War III Blues," in March of 1964.
Keith Olbermann: How
our new corporate overlords plan to thrive.
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The long and brutal history
of fake news.
10 science stories of 2016,
Within a few hours of one another, Trump and Putin put out statements on nuclear weapons, saying their respective countries need to strengthen their strategic nuclear forces. The media faked a grimace and mumbled about another arms race.
This little devil on my shoulder is whispering that you-know-who and you-know-who-else have colluded and planned to make unimaginable amounts of greenbacks and rubles for themselves and their Scrooge McDuck/Boris Badenov buds. Existential jeopardy; existential shmempardy - there's big bucks to be made. Think of all those sweet crumbs that might trickle down to us proles under the table.
kids, to paraphrase another notable degenerate political figure, it's not
treason if the president does it.)
Update: "Let there
be an arms race, because we will outmatch them at every pass and outlast
them all," said
campaigned saying he's going to "Drain the swamp." Then he
filled the swamp. Then he had one of
his field marshals announce that Rotorootor-elect would stop using the
term. Then Trump said, no, he didn't really say he'd stop saying he's
drain the swamp - so now we're back
at the beginning, where Trump says he is going to drain the swamp, but in
fact has no intention of doing so.
American Fascist: Your
going to the camps.
Yeah, all the way ... jingle ...
has become very obvious to me that worldwide devilry is afoot.
The Berlin attack, which saw a driver steer a speeding
tractor-trailer through crowds of shoppers at a popular Christmas market
in central Berlin, during a time of ominous, worldwide political
uneasiness, happened in front of the Kaiser
Wilhelm Memorial Church. True story.
I'm far beyond most conspiracy guys about the Russian ambassador assassination. I think the conspiracy is a conspiracy. I think it was a staged event made to look like a staged event.
How did the Russian ambassador get shot nine (?) times and there not be any spilled blood? This could be a Tarantino film but for the obvious lack of gore. (I realize there's an actual dead Russian to account for.)
Did you notice (in the high quality video) right after the close-up of the ambassador being gunned down, there is a photo directly behind him of a cannon aimed to barely miss the viewer? Symbolism 101? (And how easy is it to get an art show in Ankara? Were those pieces really museum quality art?)
By the way, the exhibition was
called "Russia in Turk's Eyes."
easily wins Electoral College vote despite protests.
first postmodern political assassination: The footage epitomized
everytthing threatening about the fusion of youth, media, technology, and
acrid whiff of 1914? Turkey ambassador killing comes at a nervous
Key ally of Putin claims shadowy
NATO forces masterminded the assassination of Russian
assassination was "not a one-man action."
Trump's sons are asking for $1
million "donation to charity" in exchange for access to
Freedom Party casually mentions it met with Trump's national security
adviser before signing pact with Moscow. The far-right Freedom Party,
which nearly won Austria's presidency last month, was founded by ex-Nazis
in the 1950s.
unbound foreign policy. He's not going to be an "America
Tom Arnold says he's got recordings of Trump
using racial slurs and calling son a "retard."
continues historic clemency push with a month left in presidency -
commutes the sentences of 153 prisoners yesterday, bringing total to
personal appeal to the Republican members of the electoral college
from Michael Moore.
Trump nominates billionaire
investor to be secretary of the Army.
Paul Krugman: How
A white supremacist
website called The
Daily Stormer has posted a call to "TAKE ACTION" against Jewish
people in Whitefish, Montana, providing personal contact information
and urging a "troll storm" against them.
radical politics: enemies are loved, the marginalized prioritized, and
wealth inequality exposed for the sham it is.
angry white America fell
for a degenerate, Russian dictator.
Free yourself form the
Rudolph rut: Christmas
cantatas by J.S. Bach
Zsa Zsa, paragon of fabulousness, famous for being famous, dead at 99. "I'm a marvelous housekeeper. Whenever I leave a man, I keep his house."
That time the Beatles
took LSD at Zsa Zsa Gabor's house.
Boston Globe wonders whether Trump is guilty of treason.
Trump names his personal
bankruptcy attorney as ambassador to Israel.
Ben Swann: Five
problems with CIA claim that Russia hacked DNC/Podesta emails.
Jim Hightower: Why
in the world would Trump tap Perry to be Energy Secretary?
Santa, or at least stop lying to your kids about him.
Temps in Spokane dip to subzero for first time in a few
in agreement with CIA that Russia aimed to help Trump win White
is filling his administration with current and former Goldman Sachs guys.
“His recent appointments are absolute proof that his ‘populist’
message was a crock all along – not that we couldn't have guessed
anyway,” says Matt Taibbi.
17 people who US president-elect Donald Trump has selected for his cabinet
or for posts with cabinet rank have well over $9.5 billion in combined
wealth. This is greater than the combined total of the bottom third of the
households in the US.
Keith Olbermann: The grave danger of Trump's intelligence failure. "- It's treason."
Reason: How Trump endangers global peace.
Trump a threat to democracy? With norms weakening, past stability is
no guarantee of our government's future survival.
The CIA is celebrating its cartography division's 75th
sharing declassified maps.
People abandon cars in Portland, Ore. over
just 1-3 inches of snow.
Imagine waiting for 2017 and all of a sudden comes 2016 S.
Mystery sound baffles hundreds in Spokane Valley. Theories
are abundant on the internet as to what it could be.
The CIA is accusing Russia of interfering in our free and
fair elections to install a right-wing candidate it deemed more favorable
to its interests. Yet during the Cold War, that’s
exactly what the CIA did to the rest of the world.
The Electoral College will pick America's next president on Monday. Here's how it works.
case against an electoral coup.
Philippine president says he's
personally killed lawbreakers.
appointees are set
to provoke war with Iran.
Seattle Times: Trump and his team are using conspiracy
theories to dismiss facts and further divide the country ... We're
being played for dupes.
Shaun King: I
will never call him "President Trump."
Seth Meyers has a
scathing takedown of every Trump cabinet pick.
Inventors who died
by their own inventions.
55 members of Electoral College request
intelligence briefing about Trump/Putin ties before vote.
Olbermann: We are no longer a
democracy, we are no longer a free people - we are the victims of a
bloodless coup (so far) ...
deepen inside Trump Tower: Insiders paint a picture of constant
score-keeping and simmering suspicion within Trump's world - one even
called it “vitriolic.”
US Energy Department balks at Trump's
request for names on climate change.
Monday the 538 members of the electoral college cast their ballots for the
next president. Could
they dump Trump?
journalists covered the rise of Mussolini and Hitler - it was not the
American media's finest hour.
Why did the Spokane County Commissioners pass
a temporary ban on new outdoor pot farms without telling anyone?
NASA scientist warns Earth is due for an "extinction-level event," and suggests we build a special rocket, put it in storage, and deploy it if a giant asteroid comes too close to Earth.
In the 2011 debates, Perry said he'd get rid of three
governmental departments. He couldn't remember the third. The third was
the Department of Energy. Trump
has picked Rick Perry as Secretary of the Department of Energy.
reasons why Trump's presidency is illegitimate. And they're all
related to Russia.
Donald Trump, the
may be the perfect vehicle for Kissinger's philosophy. The elder
statesman has always insisted on the importance of unpredictability, even
irrationality, in diplomacy.
demand intelligence briefing before Electoral College vote. The
electors are seeking info on any ongoing investigations into Trump's ties
Could massive Russian
oil deal with Exxon explain why
Putin appears to have meddled in US election?
budtenders you will come in contact with in your life.
has finalized its agreement to sell 80 airplanes to Iran Air, despite
staunch opposition from many lawmakers, including President-elect Donald
Bolton suggests Russian
election hacks were "false flag" by Obama administration.
The Electoral College can
and must stop Donald Trump.
is finally getting his Trump TV in the form of Voice of America,
financed by taxpayers to the tune of $800 million per year.
I love this. Here is SpokanePlanner.com's
reasons for artists, tech firms, and entrepreneurs to relocate to Spokane.
and GOP senators issue joint statement: Russian
hacking must be investigated and cannot become a partisan issue.
"(S)hould alarm every American."
don't need no daily briefing: "You know, I'm, like, a smart
person. I don't have to be told the same thing in the same words every
single day for the next eight years."
will pick McMorris Rodgers, a climate-change skeptic and advocate for
expanded oil and gas development as Interior chief.
Inlander: Bing Crosby
wasn't the only musician to come from Spokane; here
are others you may not know about.
The new punchline will
CEO is the new secretary of state, has ties to Vladimir Putin..
Trump's latest Tweet says reports he will be working on The Apprentice during his presidency "are rediculous."
I predict this
is how America will now spell "rediculous." How can the Great
Leader be wrong? Spelling rediculous "ridiculous" is rediculous.
Everybody says so.
CIA says Russia
intervened to help Trump win White House.
you can raed tihs whit no porlaebm baecuas yuor jsut taht sarmt
Nadav Kander's cover shot of Donald Trump seems simple enough, but look
closer. There's more to it than you might think: Why
Time's Trump Cover is a subversive work of political art.
Yiannopoulos is coming to Washington State University on Jan. 19. Talk
about "gum"ming up something...
things you should know about Spokane's U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers,
Trump's presumed pick for Secretary of the Interior.
Keith Olbermann takes a
look at Trump's cabinet of Batman villains.
psychologist who developed CIA's waterboarding program has
become a torture pundit amid Trump's "torture works" rhetoric.
Glenn, American hero of the Space Age, dead at 95.
to remain as Executive Producer on "Celebrity Apprentice" as
Portland becomes first
city to tax companies for outsized CEO pay.
Here's George Orwell's
Valley Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin have proposed splitting Washington
in two and renaming the eastern half Liberty, but House Joint Memorial
about as much chance of getting through the 2017 Legislature as it did in
2015, 2005, 1991, 1985 … or 1915.
punctured, bleeding, harassed on all sides by various weaponry, the
curious image of Wound
Man is a rare yet intriguing presence in the world of medieval and early
modern medical manuscripts.
Nun's Story: A bestselling 1836 book offered unbelievable tales of
sexual depravity in a convent.
Michael Moore predicts Electoral College will deny Donald Trump.
a top FBI profiler taught me about extreme narcissists like Donald
This is how
close you live to a nuclear bomb.
well without a bottom: Have devils, demons, and spirits disappeared
from the world, or do we just no longer know their names?
weaves, by passion is undone."
S-R's Shawn Vestal: Spokane
County Commission's surprise ruling on outdoor pot farms stinks.
"The Spokane County Commission – the body that passes laws on
behalf of almost half a million citizens – rushed a six-month ban on
outdoor pot farms into existence, without a public hearing, without a
public agenda item, without a public whisper."
of snow geese die in Butte, Montana after landing on contaminated
water in open pit mine.
Donald Trump is Time
magazine's Person of the Year.
case against reality: A professor of cognitive science argues that the
world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.
buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste.
Trump says "cancel
new Boeing Air Force One plane.
In 1963, a
sixteen-year-old San Diego high school student named Bruce McAllister sent
a four-question mimeographed survey to 150 well-known authors.
CNN's Van Jones on The
Daily Show argues Trump
is "much worse" than anybody is "willing to accept."
true story of the Molotov Cocktail: You say you want a revolution?
of pagan costumes worn at winter celebration around the world.
Trump is about to inherit a turnkey tyranny. All the ingredients are there: the machinery, the impunity, and the expressed desire to do it. Thanks Presidents Bush. Thanks Obama.
The dark conspiracy theories that consume the mind of Trump.
Former CIA officer writes in NYT on Trump's
threat to the constitution.
Corps blocks drilling of Dakota Access oil pipeline. Indians beat the
cowboys for now.
Trump chooses former campaign rival, neurosurgeon, and
pyramid theorist Ben
Carson for HUD secretary.
judge orders recount of presidential vote in Michigan.
news, a fake president and a fake country: Welcome
to America, land of no context. Donald Trump's supporters have locked
themselves in a "Matrix"-style simulated America - but they're
Evangelicals looking to
Trump to make
America manly again.
This week's political
in awe that the LEAST controversial of Trump's cabinet choices is
nicknamed "Mad Dog."
Trump recently tweeted that people who burn the American flag should be
put in jail or even lose their American citizenship. This ignorant,
despicable statement should make a plain truth even more obvious: Trump
will not defend free speech from the forces of censorship - he represents
the forces of censorship.
Fascism is the future, I
am sorry to say (though I've been saying it for nearly 40 years). I see it
now in fashion; there's the swept-over hipster haircut known as a “fashy”
(as in fascist-like). The Alt-Right has learned to use dapper style
as a propaganda tool. I predict the media will promote this fascism
Lite as sexy and edgy. We could become the sexiest Nazis ever. With our
artistry and our money and our gall and arrogance, we'll make the actual
Nazis look like mall security.
So far, the
president-elect is tapping people with deep ties to Washington and Wall
Street as he fills out his Cabinet, turning
to two power centers he vilified as
greedy, corrupt and out of touch with Americans during his White House
show that a "single psychedelic experience could
produce profound and enduring mental health benefits."
Nuking hurricanes: The
surprising history of a really bad idea.
An open letter to Mitt Romney from The Stranger: Please
sell out and be Secretary of State. (He'd be the only adult in Trump's
cabinet of recists, bigots, homophobes, and ignoramuses.)
trolls must be horrified that Trump's pick for Secretary of the Treasury,
Steve Mnuchin, used to work for a former "Nazi SS officer" who
"worked under Himmler" and "helped with the death
squads" (what they say about George Soros).
What populism? Trump's
America is party time for the corporate elite.
Wilbur Ross and Steve Mnuchin led companies that committed
fraud to foreclose on millions of homeowners. Now Trump has put them in
charge of the entire US economy. What
could possibly go wrong?
Resupplying the Dakota protesters? Get
a $1000 fine.
Does what happened to this journalist at the US-Canadian
a darker trend?
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers of Spokane is
consideration as Secretary of the Interior by Trump.
S. Thompson's widow to clone author's weed he smoked and sell it to
worst paid freelance gig in history was being the village sin eater.
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