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Why Hasn't Congress Taken War Powers Away From Trump?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump's pathetic betrayal of our Kurdish allies in northern Syria highlights the importance of Congress taking seriously it's constitutional obligation to define and authorize war.

Trump's Lies Are Killing Us

Thom plus logo Donald Trump keeps insisting in his rallies, as he did last night, that he has lowered prescription drug prices, is protecting people with pre-existing conditions, and is improving Medicare. While everybody knows that he lies a lot, these are among the most pernicious lies.

Here's What the Framers of the Constitution Had to Say About Impeachment

Thom plus logo There has been much discussion about what the framers of the Constitution thought about impeachment of the president, particularly given the wide range of impeachable things Trump has done, and the debate around whether impeaching him is consistent with the thoughts of the men who wrote the Constitution's impeachment clause.

Will America Allow the Slaughtering of the Kurds for Profit?

Thom plus logo It was bad enough that Donald Trump was making decisions like trying to steer the G7 to his Doral property in Florida, or keeping the Trump Hotel in DC when the lease with the Park Service forbids it, just to enrich himself.

Is America Ready for a Lawless President?

Thom plus logo President Andrew Jackson, whose picture hangs by Trump's desk in the Oval Office, defied the Supreme Court twice. When the Court said he couldn't slaughter or relocate the Cherokee Indians with the Trail of Tears, he said words to the effect of, "Supreme Court Chief Justice Marshall has made his ruling.

From Nixon to Trump: Here's how ideologues and partisans seized the Court

Thom plus logo After Brown v. Board and its subsequent supporting decisions in the 1950s, and Roe v. Wade in 1973, Republicans concluded that they needed to curb-or seize-the power of the Court.

How Do We Take America Back From the Suckers & The Uber-Wealthy?

Thom plus logo Christopher Wiley, the guy who worked at Cambridge Analytica under Steve Bannon, has laid out how they identified potential Trump voters. They looked for the same type of vulnerabilities in white people who the military had previously been profiling among American muslims as vulnerable to indoctrination or radicalization by groups like ISIS.

Why is Trump Allowing Our Allies to Be Slaughtered?

Thom plus logo The Kurds got screwed at the end of World War I, And lost their dream of an independent Kurdistan. There are large Kurdish communities in northern Syria, southern Turkey, and northwestern Iraq, and they have long dreamed of pulling back together into one country.

Ronald Reagan launched an attack on the middle class. We must reverse it to save our democracy

Thom plus logo The destruction of the middle class is destroying democracies and paving the way for authoritarian rule.

Is Trump's Call For Civil War Really a Call For a Race War?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump has suggested that South and Central American refugees fleeing gang violence and starvation from climate change should be shot in the legs as they approach the US border to ask for asylum.
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