Just exactly what the hell are they afraid of? Are the fossil fuel billionaires, corporations, and lobby really so strong that they can cow entire television networks and newspapers? Not to mention politicians?
With House Republicans reportedly putting the finishing touches on a compromise deal, the GOP healthcare plan is officially back from the dead.
But don't get your hopes up - the new Trumpcare is just as bad as the old Trumpcare.
In fact - it might even be worse.
For years, Republicans have said that America - at its core - is a center right country.
Well - they're wrong.
It turns out that America is about as far from being a center right nation as you can get - and now we have the numbers to prove it.
The Trump administration is waging an almost unprecedented war on transparency.
But do voters actually care?
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today defended the Trump administration's decision to break with the Obama administration and stop releasing White House visitor logs.
Dropping the so-called Mother of All Bombs on Afghanistan has earned Donald Trump another round of glowing coverage from the war-hungry Beltway media.
But the decision to use America's biggest non-nuclear weapon in Afghanistan wasn't really his - it was the generals'.
So - should it reassure us that the professionals are in charge?
Or scare us even more?
For decades Republicans have been the party of federalism and local control.
So why are they now threatening to shut down the government if police departments all over the country don't bow down before their far-right agenda?
If the government shuts down again, you can probably blame the Trump administration.
United Airlines stock continued to plummet yesterday after a passenger was violently removed from his seat after refusing to give it up.
The whole incident was caught on camera - complete with screaming passengers and bloody noses - and it's rapidly turned into a public relations disaster for an already struggling airline.
Just a few days after striking the Assad regime in response to a chemical weapons attack, the Trump administration is now hinting at even greater involvement in Syria's bloody civil war.