opinion

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.

An Attempted Coup in Slow Motion

Reading Time: 7 minutesWhy does the Republican Party hate the US Postal Service with such damning intensity? The answer, of course, is that it doesn’t. What Republicans, and more specifically, Donald Trump, really hate is the idea of losing the election in November. The US Postal Service is merely collateral damage in a concerted plan that depends on considerable amounts of voter suppression.

Cheers and Jeers for Speakers’ Lineup at Democratic Convention

Reading Time: 4 minutes— COMMENTARY/HUMOR —When former two-term President Bill Clinton takes the (virtual) stage this week at the Democratic presidential nominating convention in Milwaukee, you would expect all the party faithful to be excited at the prospect.You would be wrong.“Why the F*ck is Creepy Bill Clinton Speaking?” began a

Lessons for America From Way Down Under

Reading Time: 5 minutesOPINION: This past week has been a mixed bag of emotions for us Kiwis: We got to celebrate a world first 100 days of being COVID-free as of Sunday, August 9 before the virus found a new foothold in the community days later.

Pro-Reform Prosecutors, Especially Black Women, Find Themselves Under Fire

Reading Time: 4 minutesAfter a St. Louis husband and wife were captured on video waving an assault rifle and pistol at Black Lives Matter protesters, many observers thought justice was served when St.

No One Wants Schools Shut Down.

Reading Time: 4 minutesLiving in the time of COVID-19 is like being on a slow-moving train and seeing the tracks ahead on fire. We cannot get off the train. We cannot make the train stop. We cannot put the fire out. We are stuck, watching the flames get ever closer to us at an excruciatingly measured pace. We know soon they will consume us. But we don’t know what to do about it.