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Donald Trump: Victim
UPDATE: Apologies to readers. I’m facing several detail deadlines for the new book. I expect to be posting a cover image and details in August. The photos are fake; the boxes were planted; the tape of him talking about the secret documents to his attorney was faked; he never attacked E. Jean Carroll; never paid hush money to Stormy; and...
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June 13, 2023
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The Truthist v. The MAGA King
The truthist stands for facts. The MAGA King could care less. The truthist believes in the Constitution. The MAGA King believes in himself. The truthist appeals to those who believe in democracy. The MAGA King appeals to a cheering minority who believes in autocracy. Former Representative Liz Cheney’s “Great Task” leadership PAC is running an ad which shows the graphic...
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May 12, 2023
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The State of Ethics in Washington
“I remember my uncle Harold told my aunt about this affair he had. It was a sort of mildly upsetting event in my family… The affair was over something like eight years. So I remember asking him, ‘Why did you tell her? You got away with it.’ And I’ll never forget what he said. It was the getting away with...
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May 9, 2023
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Donald Trump: Ready to Take a Ride in The Cash Cab?
“I’m your host, Ben Bernardo. Donald Trump are you ready to take a ride in the Cash Cab to the courthouse?” “What do I have to lose?” “Instead of the usual cash prizes, Mr. President, you will be awarded defense points that could possibly be used in the courtroom. “The rules are simple, I will ask you a question. If...
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April 4, 2023
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Everything Everywhere All at Once
SPECIAL AWARDS EDITION While the odds-makers in Vegas are focused on March Madness everyone everywhere is focused on The Big 4 awards . . . in New York, Georgia, Washington, and Mar-a-Lago, and one special prize. Let’s dive into the first award of the night from New York. While the Trump organization was already found guilty of fraud and falsifying...
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March 18, 2023
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Lessons From Ukraine
Think about this. Because of Putin’s war against Ukraine, millions of Ukrainian men, women, and children are enduring the harshest conditions imaginable: nightly bombing; an absence of light, heat and water. Ukraine’s health system cannot keep up with the sick and injured. Schools have closed in much of the country. Despite help from European and Western allies, life in Ukraine...
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February 24, 2023
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“What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Violence, upheaval throughout much of the world, what would Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi, the father of nonviolent resistance, say? This week marks the 75th anniversary of Gandhi’s death at the hands of an assassin on his way to a prayer service in Delhi. While Gandhi was an anti-colonialist who practiced and taught his followers non-violent resistance to deal with injustice, Gandhi...
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February 3, 2023
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What Was Good About 2022
Two Scientific Milestones – With the increasing threat of global warming the news that scientists were able to successfully create nuclear fusion that would produce more energy than it would cost is a remarkable breakthrough. “Scientists studying fusion energy at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California announced on Tuesday that they had crossed a long-awaited milestone in reproducing the power...
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January 3, 2023
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Remembering 2022
“Hang Mike Pence! Hang Mike Pence!” —insurrectionist shouts during the attack of the U.S Capitol on January 6th. “We don’t want you to think of Lexi as just a number. She was intelligent, compassionate, and athletic. She was quiet, shy unless she had a point to make.” —Kimberly Rubio, mother of Lexi Rubio—one of 21 killed in a school shooting...
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December 30, 2022
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Maxwell Frost: A New Hope
Amid all the chaos and divisiveness in Washington comes a political story of hope. Maxwell Frost, a 25-year-old activist from Orlando, Florida, is the US representative-elect from his home state. And, as his website makes clear, he’s focused on one thing, “Change Can’t Wait.” “Mr. Frost,” The New York Times reports, “who is of Lebanese, Puerto Rican and Haitian descent...
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December 9, 2022