From the daily archives: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

As I watch Trump barging forward in a draping black funereal coat and fixed defiant expression, I must keep reminding myself that this bizarre hulk is our president. Even his long necktie is an original White House expression that serves as a fashion statement and an early warrior’s codpiece to protect his manhood.

Soldiering on with alternative lies, Trump tried to bury the fallout of the Sessions chaos by offering the public the unique ruse that President Obama ordered the wiretap of the new guy’s Manhattan hideaway in Trump Tower. That sleight-of-delusion came directly from Steve Bannon who has earned […]

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Renacci Cares Both Ways

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There has been so much attention driven by D. Trump to immigration that I turned to the words of Wadsworth congressman Jim Renacci, a Republican and right-wing surrogate of the president. He assures us in each breath that he wants to cut taxes. And who can blame a man of his wealth who would benefit so mightily from the proposed cuts? Anyway, here’s what he had to say about refugees and such:

“While I strongly encourage the Administration to examine more closely whether it is effectual and necessary to subject green card holders from these nations to this temporary order, […]

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Cleveland’s Role In Putingate

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It would have been an insightful guess if you had predicted that Cleveland would eventually turn up in the dark epic of the Russian hackers and other Putinesque plots. Thank you, Gail Collins.

In her New York Times column on Saturday, she wrote about Carter Page, a shadowy figure on Trump’s campaign foreign policy team. He had said on MSNBC that he had never met Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak “out of Cleveland”. Although the tete a tete was during the Republican convention, Collins was so impressed by Page’s evasion that she advised other Trump apparatchiks to apply it when […]

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