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The JFK Assassination and the Conspiracy Theory Experts at the Washington Post

 — Opinion     If you haven’t kept up with the latest developments in QAnon world, then you may have been wondering why hundreds of its adherents poured into Dallas last week, packing Dealey Plaza, the infamous site of President John F. Kennedy’s murder. They were there harboring the fervent belief they were actually about to see the triumphant return of John F. Kennedy Jr., who was supposed to announce a 2024 vice presidential run with Donald Trump. Some even hoped to see the slain president himself.   

Is Canada Becoming More Like Its Neighbor to the South?

The Canadian elections may not have changed the government, but a closer look at the results suggests the electorate is becoming more like that in the United States — deeply divided on regional and political grounds.   In Monday’s elections, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party won 158 seats out of the 338 that make up Parliament, only one more than two years ago and 12 seats shy of a majority.  

The GOP’s Greene New Deal

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-Crazy), traditionally a must-visit stop for any politician with White House aspirations. A few years ago, this wouldn’t have been news. After all, the fair attracts all kinds of kooks and strange acts.

The War for Your Attention Isn’t New

Brother From Another Corporate Mother

  Did you catch WandaVision? With all the streaming services out there, you’d be forgiven for missing it when it dropped in January, since it’s only available on Disney+. Maybe you’re already paying for too much content, or you don’t have a friend who’s promiscuous with their Disney+ login. That’s fine.   

Pity the Poor Billionaire

It’s been a mixed week for billionaires. On the one hand, that many of them don’t pay their “fair share” in taxes (unless you think the fair share for somebody with a net worth of $100,000,000,000 is to pay nothing or very little).

Democracy Is Dead! Long Live Democracy!

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn the wake of the bloody insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, one question lingered along with the stench of tear gas and bear spray — was that abomination a one-off, or was it in fact the start of something new, something far more ominous?

Does the Chauvin Conviction Signal a New Era?

Reading Time: 5 minutesOPINION The guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd should have been obvious from the beginning. Few killings have been so thoroughly documented or videotaped, or had so many witnesses present — many of whom pleaded with the perpetrator to stop. 

Biden Must Clean Up the Trump Pardons

Reading Time: 7 minutesWith the battle building over the filibuster, there’s another area that cries out for Senate reform: the impeachment process that led to the recent acquittal of Donald Trump. No senator should be allowed to serve as a “juror” if they’ve benefited from a pardon issued by an impeached president.

Where Do Republicans Go From Here?

Reading Time: 6 minutesLike most earthquakes, election defeats tend to engender aftershocks, especially if the loser is Donald Trump. Anyone who doubts that axiom should take a brief look at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that took place over the weekend at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, FL.

Pence Should Be Called To Testify In Impeachment Trial

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe relationship between Donald Trump and Mike Pence reminds me of one of the greatest leads to a newspaper story I have ever read.It was written in the 1970s in the Washington Star by a reporter named Sheilah Kast who was covering a criminal case in Arlington, VA, involving a young woman who had been attacked by a man who climbed i

Donald Trump Is Not the Only One on Trial

Reading Time: 10 minutesThe main focus of the impeachment trial that is about to be decided by the US Senate will be the guilt or innocence of Donald Trump, but it is fair to say that the trial will also be a test of a Republican Party that he has largely reshaped and ultimately deformed.

Time for a Congressional Hearing With Lt. General Charles A. Flynn

Reading Time: 6 minutesWith little public notice, just six days after Donald Trump pardoned his disgraced, but loyal, former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, he approved promoting Flynn’s younger brother, Lt. Gen. Charles A.

Trump’s Storm Troopers: First Blood

Reading Time: 6 minutesANALYSISJanuary 6, the day the Capitol building was sacked by Visigoths, happens to be the Day of Epiphany in the Christian calendar. It was on that day that the newborn baby Jesus revealed himself as divine to the visiting Magi.

Our Favorite Cartoon Op-Eds of 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutesFrom skewering Donald Trump to filleting William Barr and Mitch McConnell, DonkeyHotey’s razor-sharp wit was on full display this year. It’s interesting to see how some of the targets have evolved. In January, Fox News was shredded for helping tear the country apart. By the end of the year, it’s been outdone by even more divisive right-wing TV outlets.

What Will Trump Do Next? We Already Know

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat outgoing President Donald Trump is doing right now in order to cling to power may seem random and chaotic, but it is not. In the summer of 2019, WhoWhatWhy predicted all of it.Back then, former editor Klaus Marre and images editor DonkeyHotey accurately forecast what the president, Fox News, congressional Republicans, et al.

You Don’t Know Jack

Reading Time: 7 minutesFor the umpteenth time, golf enthusiasts were treated this weekend to footage of legendary golf figures Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus making ceremonial tee shots at the Augusta National Golf Club. Normally, this traditional scene at the Masters Tournament conjures up not only nostalgia, but tears among the faithful.Not this year. Definitely not this year!

Will the Integrity of the Supreme Court Die With Ginsburg?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe enormous outpouring of respect and admiration for Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week surprised even the most cynical observers of the Washington scene. It shouldn’t have. RBG, as many of her admirers affectionately called her, belongs to that select list of American heroes who inspire the best in us and who ultimately define who and what we want to be as a nation.

Claims of Medical Abuse of ICE Inmates in Georgia Prompt Outrage

Reading Time: 5 minutes— OPINION —A whistleblower’s claims that immigrants at a federal detention center in Georgia were subjected to unwanted hysterectomies are horrifying.

As Cities Rumble and the Economy Burns, Democrats Need to Stop Fiddling

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OPINION

Attention Democrats: It’s time for less talk, more action. When it comes to strategy for defeating President Trump, Democrats of all stripes are remarkably unified. But two pressing issues can’t wait until November: violent demonstrations and pandemic-related financial assistance.