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This is an archive edition.
Witness the awesome and horrifying power of a great showman, a
teleprompter, and creative writing: Trump
addresses the Joint Session of Congress.
New Yorker: Did
the Oscars just prove that we are living in a computer simulation?
causes violence? Sessions’ latest comments describe a reality that
only exists in the world of alternative facts. Marijuana legalization has not
lead to increased crime or violence, but rather is
associated with lowered
youth use rates and access, increased
tax revenue, and fewer
arrests of otherwise law abiding American citizens.
New Republic: Hate
in the Age of Trump. Photo essay. All across America, Klan and
neo-Nazi groups are not only flourishing - they're joining forces.
American Conservative: Throwing
more money at the military is a waste. "Needless to say, the
military doesn’t need a larger budget, so Trump will be piling more debt
on future generations for no good reason. The U.S. spends as much on our
military as the next seven countries combined..."
Trump: "Nobody knew that health care could be so
New Statesman: How
nature created consciousness and our brains became minds.
City Hall will be asked to approve $1.75 million in funding for
Ridpath Hotel rehab.
Chris Hedges: The
return of American race laws.
TomDispatch: The Art
of the Trumpaclysm. How the US invaded, occupied, and remade itself.
wants to raise military spending - but cut everywhere else.
The Intercept: The
long history of deportation scare tactics at the US - Mexico border.
no longer have three branches of government. "I served in
Congress for 16 years and taught civics for 13 more. Our government no
longer looks like the one I told my students about—or the one the
John Oliver explains the GOP's
ObamaCare replacement dilemma, talking points.
Neil deGrasse Tyson responds to
Stephen Hawking's take on aliens (from Joe Rogan Experience #919)
of the American party system.
cast "mass spell" against Donald Trump.
songs inspired by George Orwell's 1984. Before Orwellian lingo was
emblazoned across social media, the themes of 1984 found a home in rock n'
roll throughout the decades.
Seattle Times: Three
questions for opponents of the death penalty.
war against the media won't sustain itself for four years.
"We have art so that we shall not die of reality."
BYU beats the Gonzaga Bulldogs 79 - 71. Cougars put an end to the Zags'
On the way: more snow more snow more
snow more snow more snow more snow...
Actual False-Flag Operation. Meet the protesters who tricked CPAC
attendees into waving Russian flags.
The Stranger: Washington
state is on a collision course with the White House. And it will be a
The Economist: Trump's
CPAC speech was an affront to much of what Ronald Reagan stood for.
Vanity Fair: Trump
lashes out after FBI refuses to refute reports about Russia.
Reuters: We can already destroy Earth's population many times over, yet
Trump wants more nukes.
Huffington Post: Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew
an Obama administration memo aimed at scaling back and ending the
federal government’s use of private prisons.
News: Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the
state is ready to fight if necessary to keep its legal marijuana.
TruthDig: Trump bars whole spate of news outlets from White House briefing in an act of pure authoritarianism.
Just a few months ago, White
House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, "...you can't ban an
entity... conservative, liberal or otherwise, that's what makes a
democracy a democracy versus a dictatorship."
"News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest
expanding military empire continues to bleed the country dry at a rate
of more than $15 billion a month, or $20 million an hour.
desire to fit in is the root of almost all wrongdoing. But in
going along to get along, we become servile, and servility can cause much
graver moral transgressions.
KXLY: Inslee, Ferguson respond to potential marijuana push-back. The Trump administration hinted yesterday that it might forego precedent for enforcing recreational marijuana laws.
Inslee to meet with Trump this Monday.
Washington Post: Bannon said Trump's Cabinet nominees were "selected
for a reason, and that is deconstruction."
nationalists papered areas of downtown Spokane Thursday morning.
agencies won't enforce federal immigration laws, Inslee says.
Politico: The Department of Justice, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer, will be "further looking into" the marijuana enforcement question.
House hints at federal pot crackdown.
Washington must prepare to fight the Trump administration on everything
from a crackdown on the state’s legal marijuana system to a rollback of
Obamacare to any shirking of responsibility for nuclear waste cleanup at
Patty Murray said yesterday.
Keith Olbermann: The intel
community and the slow death of Trump's presidency.
Under a sweeping rewrite of enforcement policies, migrants
might be dumped over the border into a violence-plagued land where
they have no ties.
What do Leftists really want? Here's a scene from the film "Wild
in the Streets", a lost classic of hippie-sploitation, where
counterculture-loving young people take over the government, imprisons all
adults over 35 into psychedelic re-education "mercy centers,"
and, as revolutionary leader Max Frost explains, “in groovy
surroundings, we’re going to psyche ‘em all out on LSD.” And you
were freaked out about ISIS.
Cost of a Narcissist in the White House. Ask yourself: How much time
during the last week did you spend on Trump?
Christian Post: Heaven
has extreme vetting? CPAC pilloried for suggesting Trump has God-like
Trump is not the first to discredit the media. There was Lenin, Stalin,
Hitler, Mussolini, Castro, Mao, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, Assad,
Putin, ISIS, Boko Haram,..
Six Questions with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Aeon: Our
universe is too vast for even
the most imaginative science fiction. It's as close as Spokane
constituents are going to get to any answers. Last night 100
people showed up to a town hall meeting, minus the congresswoman.
One was a Trump guy, the other not.
It immediately struck me how similar their vocal recitations and poo-slinging were to the online battering that I read and in which I participate nearly every night.
One delivered a factoid punch. The other ducked and countered with a statistic jab. Reverse and repeat. Louder. Angrier.
I listened for a few minutes and realized they would never agree. On
anything. Then I considered how, in a few hours, all parties, including
me, would be back home in front of our computers, reciting factoids and
statistics, maybe slinging a little poo, while Abraham Lincoln stands
eternal, and watching over, as before. Silent. Made of Iron.
US appeals court upholds
Maryland's ban on assault rifles.
Bill Maher: What
The turbulent early weeks of President Donald Trump’s White House have
had an unexpected side effect: boosting
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s national profile.
Keith Olbermann: The mistake
Trump can't ever walk back.
Matt Taibbi: Milo
Yiannopoulos Isn't Going Away. The Alt-Right troll's latest scandal
looks like a career-ending gaffe - but don't be so sure.
The idea of intelligence has justified slavery, oppression, eugenics.
wonder the prospect of artificial intelligence fills us with dread.
New Republic: The
Eye of the Beholder. Somewhere at the uneasy intersection of art and
science, Impressionism and empiricism, objectivity and subjectivity, sits
the Rorschach test.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Sorry ISIS, you lost the title of
"Enemy of the American People."
American Conservative: How
we got here. The misuse of American military and the Middle East in
CSM: Some Republicans (Hi, Cathy!)
for conference calls instead of town halls - questions screened by
aides, with no follow-ups, no crowd reactions, no visuals...
Adbusters entertains the notion that Trump
might be an amphetamine addict.
Robert Reich on the four
dangerous syndromes of coping with Trump.
For the fourth week, Spokane's undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs (28-0) are
number one college basketball team in the nation.
Milo Yiannopoulos is disinvited
from the CPAC conservative conference. The publication of a video in
which he appeared to be condoning sex with boys was more than
conference organizers could swallow. He tried to explain
himself. Later, he tweeted that his
book deal got cancelled. And then, and then, even Breitbart dumped
Sam Harris speaks
with neo-conservative columnist David Frum, one of the most vocal of
Republican critics of Trump.
The Russian ambassador to the UN died
suddenly yesterday in New York.
is humanity’s greatest idea? It may be atomic theory - that all
things are made of atoms. A tragedy, then, that the works of its
originator, Democritus, were lost.
McCarthy's three punctuation rules, and how they all go back to James
Don't dismiss Trump's attacks on the media as mere stupidity. We
should assume they are darlky brilliant.
Oliver makes it clear exactly how
Putin is using Trump.
History Today: No historians are
seriously suggesting that the Third Reich and the Trump administration are
similar phenomena, but that does not mean comparative
study of the two cannot shed light on two contrasting periods.
is no US President's Day. Why does the charade continue?
Salon: Sincerely, Niccolo Machiavelli
open letter to Donald Trump, from the guy who wrote the book on power
Foreign Policy: How to assess the
damage after the first 30 days. Trump's
terrible one-month report card.
BBC: Nobody understands what
consciousness is or how it works. Nobody understands quantum mechanics
that be more than coincidence?
CSM: Scientists say we can clone a
woolly mammoth. But
appeared to invent a terrorist attack in Sweden during a
campaign-style rally in Florida yesterday, inviting questions that he may
have confused the Scandinavian country with a city in Pakistan.
if a president loses control? What is the constitutional remedy in the
case of imminent peril resulting from presidential instability, or even
Sinatra Has a Cold. This story by Gay Talese ran in April 1966 and became one of the
most celebrated magazine stories ever published, a pioneering example of
what came to be called New Journalism.
Alternet: Five scary ways Trump
mirrors some of the worst leaders in history.
Futurism: Russia claims it's building
a nuclear space bomber capable
of striking any country in the world.
true power over the National Guard, explained.
defends the free press. Suppressing it - "That's how dictators get started."
Reuters: The Department of Homeland
Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed
at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the
Vanity Fair: Trumpism, which was
formed in rebellion against the dominant mindset, is actually an unusually
thought-out political ideology. Refuting
it requires similar clarity.
Common Dreams: Trump's
timeline with Russia is stranger than fiction.
Alternet: Anti-Semites are gushing
over Trump's berating of a Jewish reporter.
Futurism: NSA warns of the
dangers of quantum computing. Be sure to watch the video embedded in
Swinging closet door alert: I like Milo Yiannopoulos. I like his anti-political correctness. He's intelligent, articulate, funny and original. His appearances on Joe Rogan's podcast are fun and revealing. He is the kind of writer I was looking for when we did The Scene magazine in the early Nineties, when the political correct movement first took hold.
Obviously, Milo's racism-lite, his worship of Trump (who he calls "Daddy), and his choice of employer - Breitbart News, which has essentially become Trump's Reich Ministry of Propaganda - is as troubling to me as it must be (for different reasons) to the GOP core. Do you think Mike Pence likes flaming gay Milo? (As Bill Maher said, "Spoiler alert!") Do the evangelicals - whose political ignorance was instrumental in putting Trump in the Oval Office - like Milo?
No. The GOP is using Milo, obviously. But why?
Here's what I think they have in mind: They believe they will eventually, very publically, cure Milo Yiannopoulos of his evil homosexuality with some new hyper-defagulating gay conversion therapy and treatments. Afterwards, they'll hook him up with someone like Tomi Lahren, who'll say the sex is great but she gets nervous when the hubby enjoys a blackberry Popsicle.
And everyone will get a new book
Here's Bill Maher interviewing Milo Yiannopoulos last night on Real Time with Bill Maher. I came out of this with slightly more respect for them both.
Here's Milo with
Bill and the panel: Larry Wilmore, Malcolm Nance and Fmr. Rep. Jack
Kingston. Less congenial but still fun to watch.
is considering mobilizing the National Guard to start rounding up illegal
immigrants. Since there are literally millions of them, we're going to
need some kind of deportation centers or camps to put them in before
they're shipped off, a lot of them, preferably somewhere out of the way,
and to save time and money, preferably concentrated. And, also to save
time and money, maybe we'll need some laws preventing people from giving
these law-breakers aid or sheltering them and their children in the attic.
psychical health of American culture will in the future be measured by the amount of
sunsets we allowed following yesterday's news conference before we removed
this dangerous psychopath from the Oval Office.
Et tu, Fox News?
"Demonstrably, unquestionably, 100 percent false." Shep
Smith goes all in on Trump.
Trump to appoint a billionaire
with no intelligence experience to
conduct a high-level internal review of the intelligence community,
and to root out "low-life leakers."
if Trump isn't being blackmailed by Vladimir Putin?
nation's to cartoonists weigh in on Trump, the Senate and more.
CounterPunch: Before Trump, the media
loved "alternative facts." Journalists
should always be at war with the governments they cover.
Nonadversarial journalism isn't journalism - it's stenography.
451 is a better guide than 1984: "In Orwell’s dystopia, it’s
the obviously nasty people who run the fascist state; in Bradbury’s,
it’s simple minds with good intentions who have brought about such a
Seth Meyers: Trump's
first solo press conference as president.
alternative-reality press conference. AP: Trump
says the White House is a "fine-tuned
machine." Esquire: Trump
melted down over a question about anti-Semitism. The Week: Trump
would have been "okay with me" if he knew Flynn was talking to
Russia about sanctions before the inauguration. Rolling Stone: 18
WTF moments from Trump's unhinged press conference. The Stranger: Let's
talk about the lies Trump told at his press conference today. Vice
News: Trump responds to how the
leaks are real but the news is fake.
DeVos declines offer to visit Spokane-area schools.
are wrong about Trump. Ummmm-huh. Political analysis for those feeling
a bit peckish.
Keith Olbermann: Is the Trump
White House high, or what?
help us. Here's
the video and full transcript of Trump's news conference today.
Don't make the mistake of calling
Trump a snallygaster when you mean to say snollygoster, though I suppose
the former could be used metaphorically.
Post: Admit it. Trump
is unfit to serve. He has no business being president of the United
Paris Review: How
to make the color red. Scholars and artists long sought the tools.
Arsenic, Asian flora, sulfur, mercury, and ox blood have been involved.
Wall Street Journal: Spies
keep intelligence from Trump on leak concerns. Decision to withhold
information underscores deep mistrust between intelligence community and
Stephen Colbert: So
much Russian influence, so little time.
Vanity Fair: Trump
continues to hand SNL the power to topple his presidency.
Foreign Policy: Trump's Russia scandal is just getting started.
Politico: Let's stop focusing on Flynn's resignation, and start
focusing on the real issue here - the
mystery of Trump's Russia ties.
How Infowars became the opposite
of everything it set out to be.
Dan Rather: Watergate is the biggest political scandal of my lifetime, until
Immanuel Kant: Philosopher
of freedom. If you want to understand the moral basis of a free
American Conservative: Congress
needs to step up to avert a threat to our democratic institutions.
"It certainly looks at this point like major elements within the
national security bureaucracy are prepared to create a constitutional
crisis in response to what they believe is a serious and real threat to
American national security from the White House itself."
like Christmas in February: Milo
Yiannopoulos will appear on Real Time with Bill Maher this Friday.
Miami Herald: Mr. President, just
who the hell do you think you are?
Daily Kos: "The Environmental
Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018." That's not
the title of HR 861, it's the whole bill. "The
Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018."
assailed U.S. intelligence agencies today for what he said were illegal
information leaks, and dismissed reports of contacts between members
of his presidential campaign and Russian intelligence officials.
Spokesman-Review: Shawn Vestal says
Cathy McMorris Rodgers and GOP "snowflakes" shouldn't
confuse dissent with violence.
NYT: Trump campaign aides had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence.
This is what we all thought: Trump colluded with the Russians to throw the election to him. He is a traitor. Remove him NOW!
The Intercept: What
did Trump know and when did he know it?
Frightening. Frightening. Here's a
compilation of Sunday news show appearances of Trump senior advisor
Stephen Miller. These monsters need to be removed from the White
spy ship spotted off east coast of US, near Navy submarine base.
Keith Olbermann: Michael
Flynn must now be arrested.
will ignite a war with Iran, which will be great news for ISIS.
Automation nightmare: Philosopher
warns we are creating a world without consciousness.
CSM: Is the FBI taking the Russian
dossier about Trump more seriously?
Washington Post: Hillary Clinton should absolutely
not run for president in 2020. And Democrats should stop her if she
health professionals warn about Trump. "We believe that the grave
emotional instability indicated by Mr. Trump’s speech and actions makes
him incapable of serving safely as president."
Flynn resigns as national security adviser amid Russia controversy.
How Hitler came to power: A
warning to America.
The Intercept: Questions the FBI uses to
determine if someone is a likely terrorist.
Christian Post: Rejecting refugees is like "closing
the door on Jesus."
Olbermann: Is this how Trump will
Miami Herald: CIA files reveal how
US used psychics to spy on Iran.
He's back! John Oliver reveals how
Trump creates his own reality.
New Yorker: "Saturday Night
Live" and the
limits of Trump mockery.
Spokesman-Review: Columnist Doug
Clark says State Rep. Matt Shea's proposed state of
a new state song.
political comedy is a case of life or death: Trump tweets against Saturday
Night Live but Saddam Hussein ordered his satirists dead. The
powerful see danger in humor.
The Intercept: As tensions rise, Steve Bannon and ISIS get closer to
their common goal: civilizational
"Andy Puzder is perfect for
Trump's cabinet. He's a billionaire, pays employees starvation wages and
knows nothing about being Secretary of Labor."
Politico: Ladbrokes, the British
oddsmaking giant, has Trump's
chances of leaving office via resignation or impeachment and removal at
Here's Al Franken on Real Time
with Bill Maher.
Daily Beast: The
most patriotic act of treason in American history? As President
Nixon's list of enemies grew long and his grip on reality fragile, his
defense secretary ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff to ignore any White
House military initiative lacking his signature.
The Kellyanne Conway sketch on SNL last night was downright bizarre.
Alec Baldwin's scarier,
nastier Donald Trump.
is now the face of your party." Tell us again how Trump is not
The Nation: Are
we on the verge of another civil war? Historian David Armitage didn't
intend his new book to be a "handbook for our times." But that's
just what it is.
NBC News: Russia may extradite Snowden as
a "gift" to Trump.
The Inlander: A
massive new, touring exhibit at The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
highlights our region's connections to the iconic beasts of the last Ice
Age: the Mammoth. It opens today and is on display through May 7.
of immigrants arrested in "routine" US enforcement surge.
letter in the Spokesman-Review. I did not believe the Review would
ever publish something like this.
the fire comes. "We can't handle another post-9/11-style
suspension of doubt about the man in charge; if that happens, America as
we know it will soon be gone," Paul Krugman writes in The New York
The Christian Post: Trump isn't the Antichrist but he is anti-christ.
Two thousand years ago, two
men figured out that nothing is solid: The idea that reality is
comprised of atoms and space goes way, way back.
commander tells congress more troops are needed in Afghanistan. Surprise,
Seth Meyers is one
motivational speech away from giving up on the Democrats.
loses travel ban appeal: Federal court maintains suspension of Trump's
Tom Tomorrow on
Trump's tomorrow: Nuclear strikes, martial law, and cyborg
precursor of today's alt-Right libertarianism is in Italy, not Germany,
in the Italian Futurism that bolstered Benito Mussolini. The alt-Right
libertarian movement desires unfettered freedom – freedom from the
shackles implicit in the limits of the natural world, codes of respect,
Kellyanne Conway-Goebbels says to
"go buy Ivanka's stuff." Yes, the counselor to the president is recommending
you purchase his daughter's clothing line.
CSM: Twelve of Trump's
biggest executive actions explained - all of them in one place in
BBC: The story of a painting that fought fascism: Guernica
by Pablo Picasso.
Did Plato's Republic predict the rise of Trump? Watch
this chilling animated video narrated by Andrew Sullivan.
Playboy: If Betsy DeVos can't get Republicans to wise up, who
Washington state lawmakers
want a wall around legal marijuana.
Working with a journalist who visited the targeted Yemeni village five
days after the raid and gathered survivors' testimony, The
Bureau of Investigative Journalism collected the names and ages of 25
civilians reportedly killed when US Navy SEALs descended on January
29. Nine children under the age of 13 were among the victims.
Here's a pretty good documentary
about the life of George Orwell: A
Life in Pictures.
a perfect model for how to sell a false story. Exaggerate wildly.
Manipulate statistics egregiously. Double down on lies. Apply grotesque,
racist stereotypes. When people who know the facts tell you you’re
wrong, accuse them of being part of a globalist conspiracy. Bonus points
if you can get an alternative-universe lawmaker or two, like Idaho’s
Heather Scott, to spread your tale. That was the pattern of propaganda
peddled by the alt-right echo chamber Breitbart News last year in its 'coverage' of a ginned-up
'Muslim refugee crisis' in Twin Falls,
Spokesman-Review: By the end of the week, Washington state's
multimillion-dollar recreational marijuana industry may
be targeted for a federal crackdown.
Keith Olbermann: The
travesties done in your name and mine.
a “chilling truth that much of educated America has yet to face about
the Trump era,” Matt
Taibbi writes in Rollling Stone. “Amid all the howling about Trump's
deceptions, the far more upsetting story is the mandate behind them –
not so much the death of truth in politics, but the irrelevance of it."
MSNBC: Trump wants to be seen as the
sole authority for truth.
Washington Post: Republicans vote to rebuke Elizabeth Warren, saying she impugned Sessions's character. She is now forbidden from speaking during the remainder of the debate on the nominations of Sessions after reading a letter from Martin Luther King's widow.
the letter Warren was silenced for and not allowed to read.
Intercept: Trump's executive order will
let private equity funds drain your 401K.
Miami New Times: Marco
Rubio took almost $100,000 from Betsy DeVos' family before confirming
her today. And 22 other senators who voted for her were paid off as well.
Science teachers on why Betsy
Devos is a monstrous mistake for education secretary.
Olbermann: The 50 craziest things
Trump has done as president.
From pulp writer to religious
messiah. L. Ron Hubbard despised science fiction but wrote four
million words of it in his lifetime. Why? Because
just declared the "court system" a threat to national security:
This was not merely an intemperate tweet. It was the president instructing
the American people to view the next terrorist attack on U.S. soil as an
indictment of the judiciary.
Der Spiegel: Trump
as Nero - Europe must defend itself against a dangerous US president.
is the new herpes," says Laura Kipnis. You didn't get it on
purpose, but you got it. "Now everyone's pointing fingers and trying
to pretend they don't have it, too"
Washington Post: California and Trump are going
to war with each other.
Paul Waldman: Beware
Trump's Reichstag fire - "There will come a moment when something
awful happens, and Americans need to be ready for the Trump
administration's effort to exploit it."
Common Dreams: Trump
"not fully briefed" on order elevating Bannon to security
last time the US invaded Mexico. In the early 1900s, Woodrow Wilson
was plagued by our Southern neighbor's "bad hombres."
Drunk Stoned Brilliant
Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon is streaming on Netflix.
language...is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder
respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."
Bernie Sanders on Trump: "This
guy's a fraud. He told us, in fact, it's in the Republican platform,
he's going to bring back Glass-Steagall, we're going to be dividing up
commercial banks from investment banks to insurance companies. Then he has
all of the big Wall Street guys on his side, and now he is working for
Washington Post: Trump's continued defense of Putin confounds Republicans: his coziness with Russia is at odds with years of GOP foreign policy.
plan to fight ISIS with Putin isn't just futile. It's
The White House wants to build
dozens of new jails for up to two million people along the US-Mexico
Steve Bannon's fever dream of an American gulag.
The authors of "The Dictator's Handbook" weigh in on the
long-term stability of American democracy: Just
how close is Trump to becoming a full-blown dictator?
Appeals court rejects Trump's
order still blocked.
Seattle Times: How
Washington state upended Trump's travel ban.
checking this week in the Trump administration.
American Conservative: The
Trump administration's lies about Iran.
The Stranger prints a retraction: Milo
Yiannopoulos is not a white nationalist.
Democracy Now: "Trump’s people say that, by all standards, this
is a success. It’s
never a success when you have 8-year-old kids and infants being killed,
or when you have Navy SEALs being sent on missions that are not really
about the defense of the United States."
Bill Moyers: An
actual American war criminal may become our second-ranking diplomat:
Elliott Abrams spent the Reagan years abetting genocide - now he has been
floated as Trump's deputy secretary of state.
Washington Post: Trump
launched a stunning attack on the legitimacy of a Bush-appointed judge
who was unanimously confirmed by the Senate for ruling against his
hear it for the OTHER Washington!
Dystopian fiction, political memoirs,
and cautionary tales from Nazi Germany it might not be terrible to get
familiar with: 20
essential books to prepare you for what's next.
Trump would corrupt the pulpit. Allowing churches and other nonprofit
tax-exempt institutions to endorse political candidates would be a
disaster for our political system, already reeking of corruption.
Washington Post: Kellyanne
Conway cites "Bowling Green massacre" that never happened to
defend travel ban.
Reuters: A veteran CIA clandestine service officer who ran one of the
agency's "black site" prisons set up after the 9/11 attacks was
named Deputy Director of the CIA.
Daily Banter: "By creating the unholy alliance between Trump's GOP
and a subculture in American society that would be marching Jews to the
gas chambers given half the chance, Bannon is the 21st century Joseph
Goebbels. And to be clear, I
am comparing him to a Nazi."
"What's making America less safe is to have a white supremacist
named to the National Security Council as a permanent member."
Vanity Fair: Russian stocks surge as Comrade
Trump eases relations with Vlad.
The Independent: Trump will "get
rid of and totally destroy" a 60 year old law that divides church
and state in America.
Common Dreams: SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch started the "Fascism Forever" club at elite prep school.
was likely a "joke" meant to annoy liberals.
Autopsy - a
new poem by Sherman Alexie.
Bill Moyers: "The smell of a
coup hung over the White House this past weekend, like the odor of
gunpowder after fireworks on the Fourth of July. In these first few days
of the Trump administration we
have witnessed a series of executive orders and other pronouncements that
fly in the face of the republic’s most fundamental values."
Foreign Policy: America's
Mao Zedong: Trump's administration has been chaotic. Chinese history
suggests that's by design.
Only months ago, Trump's chief strategist Steve
Bannon predicted military involvement in east Asia and the Middle East
in Breitbart radio shows. "No doubt."
Esquire: At Trump's first National Prayer Breakfast he
gave a lengthy discussion about Arnold Schwarzenegger, as God
AP: White House says Trump's
comments about sending troops to Mexico were "lighthearted."
"If large numbers of people are interested in freedom of speech,
there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it; if public
opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if
laws exist to protect them.”
Alex Jones and Eddie Bravo on the Joe
Rogan Experience #911. They smoke weed and drink whiskey and talk
about Trump and Geo-engineering and obelisks and aliens and Satan and the
world elite. Alex gets hammered.
threatens to send US troops to Mexico to take care of "bad
Keith Olbermann: Donald Trump is
aiding the enemy.
The Senate just confirmed as Secretary of State a man who refused to
say that Putin - who has assassinated political rivals and journalists
worldwide, and has purposely targeted and killed women and children - is a
war criminal. May history remember these Republican senators and the four
Dems who voted with them as the neo-Nazi collaborators they've revealed
themselves to be.
Daily Beast: Trump
eyes nukes to eradicate terror: The president's shills say he's
keeping his campaign promises. Remember just how apocalyptic those
push anti-protest laws: Bills targeting nonviolent protests are
multiplying across the country.
Seattle Times: More
than 21,000 Washington state residents are from countries banned by Trump.
Foreign Policy: Ten
ways to tell if your president is a dictator. Just because the US is a
democracy now, it doesn't mean it will stay that way.
Chomsky calls for "militant labor movement" to transform
American politics and fight Trump.
New York Times: A
lie by any other name. Our president is a pathological liar.
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