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July 23, 2018

The Path Where Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court Will Take Us

A person of honor would turn down a judicial appointment from President Donald Trump. So, Brett Kavanaugh, what will it be? Will you blind yourself to Trump’s treasonous transgressions and have your descendants suffer the historical footnote that links...
June 12, 2018

Families Are Being Torn Apart in Our Own Backyard

Editor Note: This blog was updated on October 3, 2018. Starting in May, the Trump administration began a new ‘zero-tolerance’ policy that calls for the separation of families seeking asylum by crossing the border. Parents are referred for prosecution...
May 21, 2018

A Story to Undo Trump

You’ve noticed, of course, that Donald Trump never smiles. The film loop running in his head comes from his beloved World Wrestling Entertainment : all Mussolini-jawed bluff, virtual body slams and cheers for the steely-eyed victor scripted in advance. If...
June 8, 2017
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The Comey Testimony Summarized in 13 Tweets

Former FBI Director, James Comey gave his first testimony since being fired by Donald Trump. With questions of collusion with Russia, attempts to interfere with FBI investigations, and mafia-like requests for "loyalty," the Twittersphere anxiously awaited...
May 21, 2017
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Trump Can Fire Comey But He Can't Fire Us

Ed. note: the following column was originally published in the Austin American-Statesman. Image is an original illustration by artist M. Scott Byers. Recent American history seems like a series of more-or-less pro-democracy interludes between...
May 5, 2017
Trumpcare: A Hateful Spectacle

Trumpcare: A Hateful Spectacle

Ed. note: the following column was originally published in the Quorum Report. People could die because of their vote. Babies. Elderly people. People of all ages with pre-existing conditions who could be denied coverage under the measure’s terms. The GOP...
April 7, 2017
Moral Consistency

Good News, Bad News

Ed. note: the following column was originally published in Quorum Report. First, the good news. There was an outbreak of common sense in the Texas House of Representativesthis week. Members voted to get us through drizzly economic weather and balance the...
February 3, 2017
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Of Bigot Burgs and Shock-Jockery

Ed. note: the following column was originally published in Quorum Report . The Russian military is advancing in Ukraine. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner , a real estate wheeler-dealer, helps his daddy-in-law approve an ill-conceived and...
January 27, 2017

In Contempt of America

Ed. note: the following column was originally published in Quorum Report . Imagine the U.S. citizenry sitting as one 320 million-strong tribunal. Elected leaders sit at various advocacy tables before us. Immediately we notice difference between our...
January 20, 2017
Inauguration 2017

We Will Respect Trump When Trump Respects Us

Ed. note: the following column was originally published in Quorum Report . On the morning of Donald Trump’s inaugural (shudder), MSNBC’s Chris Matthews tweeted, “I love what @alfranken said about the role of democratic opposition this AM. It’s to...
January 18, 2017
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Five Texas Congressmen to Boycott Trump Inauguration

Five members of Congress from Texas added their names to the list of representatives boycotting Donald Trump’s inauguration this Friday. Texas Reps. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio, Lloyd Doggett of Austin, and Al Green of Houston joined the boycott after...
December 11, 2016
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Imperial Donald Trump: Bent Knees Stay Bent

Ed. note: the following column was originally published in Quorum Report , image originally appeared on Wonkette . It’s not easy watching adult Americans sacrifice their pride and self-esteem so they can be ushered like serfs across the fake-gold lobby of...
November 20, 2016
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Ending Medicare and Other Nightmares

Ed. Note: This column orginally appeared in the Quorum Report and is posted here with permission. So, this guy had a friend named Milton Friedman. Not Milton Friedman the crazy right-wing economist, just a nice fellow who happened to have the same name...