When Bush and Cheney decided to lie us into a war with Iraq, and take down a Sunni government, it became inevitable that Iraq, a Shia majority country, would end up with Shia control and align itself with Shia controlled Iran.
Last week in an interview Chuck Todd admitted that he has now, finally, after all these years, realized that Republicans come on his show and others specifically to tell lies and spread disinformation.
Republicans have decided that when the majority of voters don't support their positions or candidates, the best way to win elections is to rig them. The Wisconsin Election Commission, as Judd Legum is reporting at popular.info, mailed out a letter with a return card to several hundred thousand Wisconsin voters.
In a time when wildlife populations around the world are crashing, endangered species tremble on the verge of extinction, and the entire web of life is at risk, the son of the President of the United States went to Mongolia and shot an endangered species, the largest sheep in the world with 6 foot horns.
The leadership of the House of Representatives have introduced articles of impeachment, and soon there will be a vote in the House, and then one in the Senate. With this vote, we will find out the Republican Party institutionally is endorsing American politicians using corrupt foreign governments to manipulate American elections.
Donald Trump has threatened the fate and future of human civilization by joining with fossil fuel industry billionaires in denying climate change. -- He has threatened world peace by upending our alliances with other democratic nations and aligning himself with dictators, murderers and autocrats.
Right now the United States and the world are facing four massive trends that, in combination, we haven't faced since the 1920s. We are seeing the rise of a new and brutal form of governance with extraordinary industrial capacity and power in China, much as Nazi Germany rose in Europe.
Young Americans are dying in record numbers because we are reaching peak "Reagan Revolution." Ronald Reagan altered the American political and economic system in 1981, destroying worker rights and changing our tax code to radically increase the political and economic power of the very rich.
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Interestingly, the current divide in the Senate gives us an insight into how powerful a genuinely progressive Democratic president could be, and how much he or she could get done. As we saw yesterday, the Republicans voted repeatedly to participate in a cover-up of Donald Trump's crimes.