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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Joe Conason

Khashoggi’s Demise Reveals Unpleasant Truths

Let’s understand first that there is nothing truly unusual about the Khashoggi crime, except for its location in a consulate on foreign soil.

October 17, 2018

The Taint On Kavanaugh Keeps Growing

Instead it will guarantee lingering questions, whether Kavanaugh is ultimately confirmed or not.

October 4, 2018

Bipartisan Experts Reject Fakery By Grassley’s ‘Female Assistant’

Rachel Mitchell’s purpose was to buffer the Republican senators from looking like bullies — and burnish the whole process with a veneer of fairness.

October 2, 2018

Ford Will Testify About Kavanaugh Before Senate Panel On Sept. 27

Lawyers representing Ford have tentatively agreed that she will testify about the alleged assault on her by Kavanaugh more than 30 years ago.

September 22, 2018

A Perfect Tweetstorm: Senate And FBI Must Probe Whelan Hoax

Ed Whelan vowed to take “full responsibility” for framing an innocent man in the Blasey assault. But hard questions are unavoidable now.

September 21, 2018

Seeing Through The Republicans’ Kavanaugh Charade

In their rush to confirm Kavanaugh, Senate Republicans won’t allow the introduction of any evidence beyond the testimony of the two main witnesses.

September 19, 2018

NY Primary: Cuomo Romps, Progressives Break Independent Democratic Caucus

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo swept past insurgent Democrat Cynthia Nixon to win nomination for a third time in his party’s primary on Thursday with 66 percent of the vote. Despite higher turnout, Nixon tallied roughly the same percentage as challenger Zephyr Teachout four years ago. Cuomo’s endorsed candidate for Attorney General, Letitia James, also […]

September 14, 2018

You’re No Bob Mueller, Judge Starr

If that is the standard, then Trump has fulfilled it over and over again.

September 12, 2018
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech during a campaign event at the Trump Soho Hotel in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

How Trump Will Rig His Own Case

As the Senate considers his nomination, Trump faces several inquiries that could each or together mean the end of his presidency.

September 6, 2018

A Nation Without Real News

No, Donald Trump’s definition of “fake” has nothing to do with factuality or responsibility in media.

August 30, 2018
Fox News

Why New York’s District Attorney Should Reopen That Fox News Investigation

New York DA Cy Vance should look into Fox News — where a monstrous predator escaped justice because his employer illicitly concealed his crimes.

August 28, 2018

Bill Shine Backstory: Why Did The Federal Probe Of Fox News Go ‘Dormant’?

It is vital to determine what questions federal prosecutors asked White House deputy chief of staff Bill Shine during the Fox News investigation.

August 26, 2018

The End Is Coming, Mob Style

Nobody who has followed Donald Trump’s career, dating back many years before he entered politics, should be surprised by these events.

August 22, 2018
Republicans and Democrats

A Devastating Midterm Message For Democrats

The killer issue is perfectly obvious: infrastructure.

August 17, 2018

Is ‘Q’ The Greatest Hoax Of All Time?

Insofar as any sane reporter can determine, Q is an entity that delivers anonymous messages via internet chat boards.

August 8, 2018

Is It Treason Yet?

For anyone who ever believed that the Republican Party stands for patriotism and freedom, as advertised, this sudden subservience to a foreign dictator must be stunning.

August 5, 2018

Prosecutors Queried Bill Shine In Fox Scandal, But Answers Remain Hidden

When Bill Shine took over as White House communications director during the July 4 holiday, the former Fox News co-president seemed to have dodged the obvious questions that loomed over his appointment. How could a president credibly accused of sexual assault by dozens of women elevate a man who had been forced to resign from […]

July 22, 2018

Trump’s Treachery Makes Republicans ‘Sad’ When They Should Be Mad

Donald Trump’s performance in Helsinki on Monday morning was certainly historic. On no other occasion since the founding of this country has an American president publicly demonstrated that he is a witting agent of a hostile foreign power — even as that country’s authoritarian ruler smirked beside him. Standing at the podium with Vladimir Putin, […]

July 16, 2018
Security guards walk the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington in this file photo dated October 1, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Will Kavanaugh Make Trump A Monarch?

Kavanaugh’s concern for the beleaguered presidency would be more convincing if not for his own personal history.

July 11, 2018

On July 4, A Message For Patriots

Americans will mark this Independence Day with family, food, and fireworks as we always do — and yet for many of us, these celebrations now occur under a shadow of doubt. Not doubt about the ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, but the officials sworn to uphold them in Washington, starting […]

July 3, 2018
Anthony Kennedy Supreme Court

This Supreme Court Disaster Didn’t Have To Happen

What once may have sounded like a distant and wonkish abstraction —  namely, the nature of future nominees to the United States Supreme Court — is now upon us as a rapidly worsening catastrophe. Within the past few days, owing to the seat stolen by Senate Republicans for Neil Gorsuch in 2017, the high court […]

June 27, 2018

The Racism Isn’t Surprising Anymore

Can we stop pretending to be shocked when a member of the Trump administration — or one of its prominent supporters — emits a squib of stinking racism? In the latest episode, which should have surprised exactly nobody, former Donald Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie shouted at an African-American guest on a Fox News […]

June 26, 2018

Trump Probe Began With Russian Messages Intercepted By NSA

As Trump and his minions poured out mesmerizing disinformation last weekend about the origins of the Russia probe, a bracing slap of reality was delivered by, a news website owned by the Kushner family (and once known as the New York Observer, a weekly newspaper where I formerly worked.) Observer columnist John Schindler, a former […]

May 28, 2018

Trump’s North Korea Failure Was Predictable — And It Won’t Be The Last

Well before he pretended on Thursday to “cancel” his planned June summit with Kim Jong-un — which North Korea effectively cancelled several days ago — Trump’s bungling was obvious.

May 24, 2018
Trump VOA

Trump’s Big Lies About The FBI Collide With The Real World

If they truly believe his paranoid whining about “the deep state conspiracy” to oust him, they’re not much interested in facts or logic.

May 23, 2018