Tag: pundit

Feb 18

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Forget the thoughts, shove the prayers, bring action

Here’s some news from the land of really sick irony. On May 4, the NRA will hold it’s annual “leadership forum” in Dallas. The speakers list for the event promises the standard mouth-foaming of the NRA’s own Wayne LaPierre. It will bring the reqisite irrational screeds in the form of the latest model Anne Coulter, Tomi …

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Feb 17

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Yeah, the Russians meddled. They helped Trump. And he’s cornered.

So, what’s new in your world? What’s listed below is a crime. And with a conspiracy in place, anyone aiding and abetting it is in legal jeopardy. What’s been announced is only what’s been announced. The indictment here recognizes “unwitting” Americans. But this is not the end of the probe.  Any attempt to fire Mueller …

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Feb 14

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The incompetent WH under siege

The reason this double scandal (spousal abuse, security clearance) is such a big deal is that it highlights the incompetence of the principal in the Oval Office, the need for the WH staff to protect him (you can’t highlight abuse to Trump as a problem any more than you can highlight Russia probe stories), the lack of ability …

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Feb 13

Conservative Pundit S.E. Cupp Says the White House Is Unsafe for Women

The White House has a serious domestic abuse problem and won't deal with it. Conservative commentator S.E. Cupp conveyed a stunning reality on the Monday broadcast of her HLN show: Women who work at the White House are not safe at there and should stay home from work until they are. “Every single woman in …

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Feb 11

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: He-Man Woman-Haters Club, White House Chapter

The last two weeks would seem to demand another advance of the Fascism Watch. After all, we saw Trump and Nunes collaborate on a work of fantasy that was purpose-built to damage the justice system of the United States. Despite objections from both the FBI and the Department of Justice, Trump unclassified it in full and pushed …

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Feb 10

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: White House is in yet another Chaos crisis

“The White House is looking for a few manly men. If you have abused your spouse, please make sure there are no pictures. Apply directly to Don McGahn or John Kelly. Knowledge of Russian a plus. No questions asked.” [Added]: Rob Porter and the Team Trump men’s club: Accused of mistreating women? You’re hired. [Added]: The White …

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Feb 09

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Republicans showcase their hypocrisy again

In a late-night vote to avoid a prolonged government shutdown, the Republican Party proved it is a party of hypocrites. Paul Krugman at The New York Times explains how the Republican Party’s hatred of deficits has always been political not policy based: There have been many “news analysis” pieces asking why Republicans have changed their views …

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Feb 04

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The lapdog memo

Last week I had the chance to talk with Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, the two Harvard professors behind the book How Democracies Die. Later this week, I’m putting out a longer piece that includes my interview with both authors, as well as a review of the book, but considering the week the nation just …

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Feb 03

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The Memo debacle teaches children not to play with boomerangs

Good morning. Don’t ever forget Paul Ryan is the key enabler of this Devin Nunes mess. Nunes remains able to do this because Ryan hasn’t replaced him. NY Times editorial: The Republican Plot Against the F.B.I. It would be nice to treat Mr. Trump, Mr. Nunes and their cohort as the junior high school pranksters …

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Jan 29

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Trump’s 2016 election can’t hide the truth, and instead helps reveal it

Yeah, he’s a serial abuser, like his frenemy, Steve Wynn. Yeah, he hasn’t yet paid his dues for it. But because of Donald Trump (not in spite of him), the #metoo movement exists, growing pains and all. x A woman who was assaulted by a prospective employer said to me, “It is so very important …

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