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How The Republican Party Responds to Corruption Says It All

Thom plus logo At this moment when it appears certain that Donald Trump has used the power of his office for corrupt political purposes, the larger question that we will all live with for years is how will the Republican Party respond.

Time To Clean House?

Thom plus logo Trump's Ukrainian extortion scandal is metastasizing across his administration. It's now apparent that his Chief of Staff played a role in stopping the money that Congress had appropriated for Ukraine to defend itself, and that Mike Pence communicated part of the implied threat, to the Ukrainian president.

Call Congress & Demand Trump Be Impeached Now

Thom plus logo In trying to solicit help for his presidential campaign from Ukraine, Donald Trump committed a unique crime: one that he could only do because he was president of the United States. Using your political office for your own personal and political advantage is the most severe form of political corruption possible.

Did Trump Commit Treason?

Thom plus logo News reports increasingly are suggesting that Donald Trump has committed treason in making a promise to a foreign leader. The question is, who is the foreign leader and what was the promise?

GM Shows Why We Need Medicare for All

Thom plus logo General Motors just pulled healthcare for 50,000 workers. There are some Democratic candidates suggesting that people love their health insurance companies, but this calculated move by a giant corporation that you and I helped bail out proves that employer sponsored healthcare is just another tool to control workers.

Should Trump Have the Power To Take Us to War?

Thom plus logo Now is a really important time to remind Americans of something that the roughly half of us who took civics in school know. Only Congress can authorize a war. It's right there in the Constitution. It requires a majority vote of both the House and the Senate to authorize war, and any war that is not authorized by Congress is illegal.

Felicity Huffman's $15,000 is chump change - America's biggest bribery scandal is a whole lot worse

Thom plus logo The American media world-both social media and "news" media-is afire with the news that actor Felicity Huffman is going to jail for spending $15,000 to bribe her daughter's way into co

The Kavanaugh Scandal Goes Beyond Sex & Must Be Investigated

Thom plus logo While all the attention on the possibility of impeaching justice beer bong Kavanaugh is focused on his alleged sexual behavior, the real scandal is that the Republicans refused to release years of paperwork on his participation, when he was inside the Bush administration, with regard to torture and other war crimes.

America Needs To Move Seniors Out of Poverty and to Stop Choosing Between Food & Medicine

Thom plus logo For decades, progressives have been talking about eliminating the cap on the Social Security tax and raising Social Security benefits enough that retired and disabled people can actually survive.

Some of Trump's allies and officials must face federal prosecution - to save the republic

Thom plus logo To save our republic, some of Trump's enablers and political appointees may have to go to jail, just like happened with Nixon's people.

What Happens In America If Trump Is Re-Elected?

Thom plus logo If Trump gets reelected and Republicans stay in power in the majority of our states and in the United States Senate, what could be the worst outcome? Would it be the further transfer of wealth from the middle-class to the very rich? Would it be greater and greater student debt burdens on working people?

Who Has Helped Trump to Turn America Into a Strongman Banana Republic?

Thom plus logo The biggest and most destructive legacy of the Trump administration isn't just destruction of the environment, children in cages, or damaging the economy through a helter-skelter trade war. The biggest legacy, the one that is most likely to damage American democracy for generations, is the normalization of corruption.

How Do We Bring America Back?

Thom plus logo Twenty one Tories have now left Boris Johnson and his Conservative party to join the Liberal Democrats and other parties in the UK in stopping Boris Johnson from a hard Brexit.

The Seriousness of Having a Mentally Ill President

Thom plus logo While many Americans are having a good laugh at Donald Trump's modification of a weather map with a sharpie, the grim reality is that this man's mental illness is so severe that he will go to almost any length to prove himself right, even when he knows, beyond any possibility of a doubt, that he is wrong.

Does the Future of Civilization Depend on the Media?

Thom plus logo While we have recently been treated to 24/7 disaster porn around hurricane Dorian, the part of the story that's almost completely, missing from American coverage but commonly and prominently displayed in European coverage, is the role climate change is playing in amplifying the intensity of storms.

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What Else Are We missing? Impeachment Should Include All of Trump's Crimes

Thom plus logo 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.
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