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The blowback over masks is just the latest faux conservative outrage

Thom plus logo The bizarre "conservative" idea of "freedom" has struck again.

Will America Recover from the Rightwing Billionaire's War Against Us?

Thom plus logo This morning on CNN a physician in Texas talked about having 10 young people with COVID-19 who needed immediate hospitalization and only having three beds left. He had to decide who is going to get treatment and who was going to be turned away from the hospital.

How Do We Pry the Confederate Monuments Out Of Trump's Tiny Hands?

Thom plus logo Every time in American history there was the possibility of serious movement forward in civil and human rights, there has been a backlash by white racists resulting in new monuments to the Confederacy.

The Confederacy, of course, was the police state oligarchy that took over the American South in the 1820s and committed treason against the United States of America, killing hundreds of thousands of American soldiers and civilians in the process.

How Do We Prevent Trump Loving Republicans From Reinventing Themselves?

Thom plus logo Republicans are starting to behave as if they have figured out that Donald Trump is an incompetent, malicious, lying, white supremacist, dictator-loving racist whose stupidity and spite have led to the death of over 100,000 Americans, a number that will hit a quarter million by the time of the election.

Fact is, they've known this all along. They were shouting it during the primary back in 2016.

The Russia bounty scandal shows how close Trump is to destroying America altogether

Thom plus logo It appears there is at least one branch of the federal government that Donald Trump has been unable to corrupt. So far.

He put loyal toadies who would lie and cheat for him over at the Department of Justice with William Barr, at EPA and Interior with a couple of fossil fuel lobbyists, at the FCC with a Verizon lawyer, at the Department of Education with a billionaire hack who hates public schools, and he even a former defense lobbyist in charge of the Pentagon.

Why Is Trump So Enthusiastic About Americans Dying?

Thom plus logo Two weeks after America diagnosed its first case of COVID-19, Republicans in the United States Senate (with the single exception of Mitt Romney) refuse to vote to impeach Donald Trump.

Why Impeaching Bill Barr is More Urgent Now Than Ever

Thom plus logo Impeaching Attorney General Bill Barr won't just protect us from a corrupt senior law-enforcement official; it will also strengthen our protection against the dangerous, autocratic tendencies of Donald Trump.

Trump famously asked once, "Where is my Roy Cohn?" He has found that person, that corrupt lawyer, in William Barr.

Who's Right About "freedom": Republicans or Americans?

Thom plus logo A spokesman for Donald Trump's campaign said, on CNN this morning, that they don't require people to wear masks at Trump rallies and events because "freedom."

Republicans have a bizarre notion of what that word means.

As President Franklin D. Roosevelt pointed out in 1933, "a necessitous men is not a free man."

Will Democrats Turn Out Enough Votes this Fall to Overwhelm the Republican Anti-Democracy Machine?

Thom plus logo George W. Bush and Donald Trump both lost the popular vote, by a half-million and 3 million votes respectively, yet occupied the White House even though a majority of Americans didn't want them there.

Similarly, in 2012 Democrats got 1.4 million more votes nationwide for the House of Representatives, yet that body was controlled by Republicans with a 33 seat "majority."

Trump Rejects "Bringing Jobs Home" To Get Himself Reelected

Thom plus logo Donald Trump's trade guy, Peter Navarro, proposed that America should spend roughly $2 trillion to bring manufacturing back to the United States from China.

Doing this would both strengthen American national and domestic security, and create an explosion in what could be very good-paying jobs for American workers.

Why Isn't PG&E Getting the Death Penalty?

Thom plus logo Pacific Gas and Electric, known as PG&E, just pled guilty to killing 84 American citizens.

When they want to buy politicians' favors and votes, they claim that they are a "person," but when they admit to killing real human persons, they claim that they are just a corporation and therefore nobody can or should go to jail.

How Should the Crime of Weaponizing a Virus for Political Purposes be Punished?

Thom plus logo Trump's rally in Tulsa this weekend and his moving the Republican convention to Florida both demonstrate that he is more than willing to take actions that will kill Americans in order to get his ego stroked and increase his chances of reelection.

There's Still a Shark in the Water & Trump Wants you to Dive In & Swim a Few Laps...

Thom plus logo While Steve Mnuchin and Donald Trump are passing out hundreds of billions of dollars to each other and their good buddies while refusing to let the American people know who got what, the coronavirus continues its deadly spread. It's now killing over 1000 Americans a day.

Will America Go Forward or Backward?

Thom plus logo On the same day Donald Trump announced that on Juneteenth he's going to go to Tulsa, Oklahoma, the home of one of America's most brutal and deadly riots where white people burned, looted and murdered African Americans in an iconic, historic and prosperous black community, to give a speech written by Stephen Miller, Trump supporters wearing Klan robes and hoods showed up in Nevada.

What Will It Take to Stop Republicans from Maintaining Structural Racism in Our Voting?

Thom plus logo Yesterday we saw the Republican's number one voter suppression strategy on display, as black areas in Georgia were absolutely deprived of enough voting machines and polling places to accommodate their citizens, producing lines as long as six hours to vote.

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