The first debate was an ugly and painful and unprecedented 90 minutes in American history. Trump debates like he tweets –– loud, erratic, and filled with misinformation and outright lies. His performance lowered the standard of presidential behavior even further, which I did not think possible for the president who paid hush money to a Read More
For months the Trump team has been pushing a smear campaign that questions Biden’s mental acuity and makes claims that he’s likely slipping into dementia. These ads are so absurd that they should be funny, but they’re not. Here’s why: a staggering number of Republicans actually believe them. It would be just as absurd if Read More
I’m voting for Biden this fall because right-wing media outlets and Trump have done a hit job on American democracy. This week, Fox News even admitted in a U.S. District Court that Tucker Carlson is full of it. Fox lawyers won a defamation lawsuit brought against Carlson by arguing that any reasonable viewer would “arrive Read More
You already know who I’m voting for, so I’ll take a quick detour today and offer some thoughts about the language we use when we talk politics. One of my favorite essays is Politics and the English Language –– George Orwell wrote this examination of language in 1946, and in it, he describes the “swindles Read More
I’m voting for Joe Biden for President because he is a good and moral man, and because the person who holds our highest office should be held to the highest standard of character. One of the moments I was proudest to stand in support of Joe Biden was watching 13-year-old Brayden Harrington speak at the Read More
I’m voting for Joe Biden this fall because Trump’s fan base is still chanting “Lock her up!” at his rallies –– rallies which Trump now describes, without irony, as “protests against stupidity.” We all remember the fun and misogyny from 2016 when Republicans were outraged that Hillary Clinton used a private email server, but this Read More
I’m voting for Joe Biden in November because Democrats will be more responsible stewards of the economy than Trump and will help raise the fortunes of working-class Americans. Here’s a chart to mull over –– it shows how the stock market has performed under each of the last four U.S. Presidents expressed as a percentage Read More
Did you see the Trump ad this week that said “Support Our Troops” over a photo of Russian MiG-29 fighter jets and Russian models holding Russian weapons? I’m not making this up. Even FOX covered this story.
I yearn for the good old days when the Republican Party was simply trying to gerrymander their way into the majority or using voter ID laws to disenfranchise U.S citizens who just happened to be disproportionately elderly or from minority or low income groups. This year we’re seeing an all-out campaign by Trump against voting Read More
One of Trump’s favorite bogeymen is Antifa –– he warns his Twitter followers about them regularly, and this week in his campaign speeches in Nevada and Michigan he warned his followers that Antifa was buying houses and moving into the suburbs. (Seriously!)
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