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The Wheels of Justice Turn Slowly…


David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the misleadingly named “Center for Medical Progress” mounted an attack on Planned Parenthood. The two created a heavily edited, seriously misleading video suggesting that Planned Parenthood traffics in medical materials from aborted fetuses. The videos were recorded secretly, without the consent of the other participants. David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt pretended…

Former Rep. Steve Stockman. Photo credit Gage Skidmore

Sometimes You Have to Wonder About Texas: Steve Stockman


Sometimes you have to wonder about Texas. The latest reason to make you shake your head is the indictment of former Texas U.S. Representative Steve Stockman. Stockman was first elected to the U.S. House in 1994, defeating 21-term Democratic Rep. Jack Brooks, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Stockman quickly made his mark by publishing an article accusing…

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How Did We Let This Happen?


Contrary to rumor, this cartoon was not banned on Twitter or Facebook. But it’s a nice summary of the world’s perception1 of our President and his pattern of conduct. Trump as a baby, with a soiled diaper, pulling the world to ruin. Not just the rest of the world. Muhammad Ali Jr. – the son of…

Trump and the (Mis)Uses of Distraction


President Trump has decided to punish reporters whose coverage he dislikes. His sycophantic press secretary, Sean Spicer, has barred journalists from The New York Times, CNN and several other news organizations from attending Spicer’s daily briefing, a extremely unusual breach of relations between the White House and its press corps. It’s an outrage; even Dick Nixon, at his most venal,…