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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Yes, There Is Evidence Of Russian Collusion (And Lots Of It)

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

If Donald Trump believes his own tweets, then he must be feeling a huge sense of relief. According to the besieged president, he has been exonerated; the hoax has been disproved; and the witch hunt has been canceled.

“The Senate Intelligence Committee: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA!” he exclaimed in the predawn hours on Feb. 13, a theme he and his minions repeated throughout the day.

Sadly for Trump, he knows that hysterical statement — like thousands of others littering his Twitter feed — is fakery. The Senate Intelligence Committee, composed of Democrats as well as Republicans, has made no such finding and cannot credibly offer any conclusion because its investigation is not complete.…

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The Green New Deal: First, She Made Us Listen

This article originally appeared on Creators.

 

Whatever Congress may do in the weeks and months to come, the introduction of the “Green New Deal” resolution is a major victory for climate advocates and its principal sponsors, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass. For the first time in years — perhaps for the first time ever — millions of Americans are not only fretting about the planet’s imperiled future but also organizing behind a visionary approach to its salvation.

Lacking in legislative details, this bill wasn’t drawn to address every aspect of climate policy or all of the economic changes required to reduce carbon emissions to zero within 10 years, its ambitious goal.…

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My Last Cup Of Starbucks

This article originally appeared on Creators.

 

The biography of Howard Schultz is the stuff of American capitalist folklore: a man who grew up in a Brooklyn housing project and amassed a fortune worth billions. Now he proposes to repay America by imposing the ruinous rule of Donald Trump for another four years.

Like so many billionaires, including President Trump, Schultz appears to believe that his success in business qualifies him for the highest office. Unlike Trump, Schultz is a legitimate business executive whose skills and drive created the Starbucks coffee empire. He even deserves some credit for having improved the quality of coffee available in the United States.…

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