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Fox, Tucker and Trump: Get Your Knees off Their Necks

Thom plus logo Following the lead of Donald Trump, it's increasingly appearing that the principal Republican electoral strategy this year is to try to frighten white people with threats of angry black people coming to get them. It's as if Roger stone is still advising Trump, the way he advised Nixon back in the day.

Americans Need to Reinvent our Police Departments: How Do We Do It?

Thom plus logo Our Founders had it right: control the guys with guns.

At the Constitutional Convention in 1787, our nation's Founders put our military in a box, which has prevented a military coup for over 240 years.

We have to do the same today with our police.

Will Trump Stop Us From Voting in November?

Thom plus logo Today is the anniversary of the Chinese government crushing popular dissent at Tiananmen Square.

This anniversary is happening in the midst of a week in which the President of the United States has militarized Washington DC and is calling for the crushing of dissent here in the United States.

What New Hell Will Trump Rain Down on America Next?

Thom plus logo Trump campaigned on nostalgia for the past, with a slogan calling to make America great "again."

And, indeed, he has re-created many of the most notable moments in past American history.

He's brought back the pandemic of 1918, and the widespread death associated with it.

How immunity for cops and Facebook kills Americans

Thom plus logo When you tell people they won't be held accountable for their actions, it almost always ends badly. That's what's happened with our police and our social media, two institutional pillars of personal and political society in America today.

Does congress have the courage to impeach Trump again?

Thom plus logo Yesterday, Donald Trump violated the First Amendment "right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances" for a blasphemous photo-op holding a Bible in front of a church.

How Trump's promotion of mask stupidity could lose him the election

Thom plus logo Every advanced democracy in the world has its coronavirus epidemic largely under control except the United States. And we're on the verge of melting down again because a substantial minority of Americans simply don't know the basic science of how an epidemic works and why wearing masks is part of breaking the epidemic chain.

How Do We End the Looting?

Thom plus logoLooting is the word of the day, on the lips of every newscaster, the president, and elected officials across the country. And, indeed, looting is a major problem in America.

How Do We Heal America From the Damage Caused By Right Wing Media?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump wants to go after social media because Twitter pointed out one of his lies. And, in fact, social media has done a lot of damage to America and the American body politic, with the most visible example being it's help in putting Donald Trump in the White House in 2016.

There's Only One Reason Trump and the GOP Don't Want Mail-in Voting

Thom plus logo Trump and Republicans don't want mail-in voting this November because it blows up a couple of their most effective voter suppression schemes.

How Do We Stop Them From Killing More People?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro, presidents of the United States and Brazil, are essentially refusing to do anything consequential about an epidemic that is killing massive numbers of their own countries' citizens.

Will Americans Risk Death To Vote Trump Out Of Office?

Thom plus logo The contours of Donald Trump's reelection strategy are coming into view. It appears he's trying to get as many people infected as possible in red states and swing states, so by November they will have herd immunity and can go vote.

History will not be kind to the billionaire Trump whisperers responsible for so many COVID-19 deaths

Thom plus logo Several new studies and models suggest that if Donald Trump had simply declared a state of national emergency, largely shutting down the country, a few weeks earlier than he did, tens of thousands of people who are dead right now would still be alive.

Will America Survive Trump's Destruction of our Government?

Thom plus logo Back in 1971, Louis Powell, in his infamous memo, cited Ralph Nader and Rachel Carson as the villains who had started consumer safety and environmental movements.

How Can We Force Congress to Give Money to Average Americans, Instead of High Level Grifters?

Thom plus logo When Congress put together the $2 trillion CARES2 Act they added a Congressional Oversight board. That board just released its first report, and it is shocking. Former "Foreclosure King" and current Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is in charge of what it is, essentially, a $500 billion slush fund.

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