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Vision for America: News of Note
Elizabeth Warrnen Accounces Official Run For 2020 White House - "This is the fight of our lives. The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone. I am in that fight all the way." | HuffPost
America Got Trumped; GOP Tax Scam Bilks Middle Class To Enrich Weathy Donors; Dems Play Good Cop And Do Nothing (As Usual)
"Just completed our taxes. For the last several years before 2018, our itemized deductions plus personal exemptions were between 42,000 and 46,000 dollars. This year we were only eligible for the 24,000 standard deduction and of course, personal exemptions were eliminated. That's 20,000 dollars more income we are taxed on. The small decrease in tax rates did not compensate for that. I might not mind paying a few thousand more this year if it meant the country was actually getting serious about balancing our budget. However, just the opposite is happening. We are once again borrowing over a trillion dollars a year to give a massive tax break to the already wealthy. It is reckless and morally unconscionable."
A Closer Look: Trump's 2019 State of the Union Address -
Last Word: Another Incident Of President Donald Trump Meeting Putin Without U.S. Staff | Another piece of evidence Trump is a traitor, beholden to Russian interests, and also an idiot.
Trump is terrible at running government and the worst President, ever: It Could Take Joshua Tree 300 Years to Recover From the Government Shutdown
The Atlantic: Impeach Donald Trump -- Starting the process will rein in a president who is undermining American ideals—and bring the debate about his fitness for office into Congress, where it belongs.
The Invisible Children of the Trump Administration: According to a new report, the White House separated many more families than it had previously acknowledged—and failed to keep track of those it separated.
Making America Great Again (FOR RUSSIA) -- Trump's plan has been to destroy the nation from day 1 in office; uses excuse of border wall to bring America's economy down: The government shutdown is becoming a 'meaningful risk' to the economy -- GOP sighs: oh well; still gets Russian NRA money.
President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress -- No surprise as Cohen pleaded guilty in November to lying about the deal in testimony and statement to the Senate and House intelligence committees. Vanity Fair | Huff Post
Traitor Trump Making Putin Proud: Shutdown Costs Double
Colbert: Is Donald Trump Working For Russia?
A Closer Look: The FBI Investigated Whether Trump Worked for Russia
Is there Russian agent in the Oval Office?? NYT: F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
Morning Joe: 'You Are Seeing The Actions Of An Autocrat'
What’s The Matter With the Democratic Party? Just Watch Pelosi and Schumer Respond to Trump’s Wall Speech - Sanders packed more visceral humanity in the first minute or so of his remarks than in the entirety of Pelosi and Schumer’s response.
Like a real world villan: Trump EPA orders rollback of Obama mercury regulations
Chris Hayes: Country Feels On The Precipice Of Real Crisis
"In the fight against climate change, 2020 may be the most important year any of us will live through." https://t.co/OsfGM3NWNq— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) January 14, 2019
The Scariest Thing For Republicans In 2018 Was The Democrats’ New Blue Base -- Also for Democrats.
Trump's policies are based on lies: and racism: DHS Can't Spend Money From Mexico For Wall
What Makes The Jim Mattis Resignation So Significant -- "None of us planned for such an erratic president."
WaPo: Our enemies are cheering Trump’s Syria decision. But it’s not too late. -- "Trump was right to denounce Obama for declaring victory against the Islamic State and withdrawing U.S. forces. So why is he now doing exactly what he criticized Obama for doing? The president needs to ask himself: Who is celebrating this decision? Answer: Iran, Russia, the Assad regime, Hezbollah, the Islamic State — and, in his prison cell at Guantanamo Bay, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed."
Rolling Stone: Yes, Bernie Should Run
Time for G.O.P. to Threaten to Fire Trump - "Trump’s behavior has become so erratic, his lying so persistent, his willingness to fulfill the basic functions of the presidency — like reading briefing books, consulting government experts before making major changes and appointing a competent staff — so absent, his readiness to accommodate Russia and spurn allies so disturbing and his obsession with himself and his ego over all other considerations so consistent, two more years of him in office could pose a real threat to our nation." Also see: Need to Impeach
Now we know the truth: large-scale industrial logging doesn't prevent fires. It makes them worse.— Forest Fire Facts (@forestfirefacts) May 10, 2018
RETWEET if you agree: we need to keep our forests and communities safe. #ForestFireFactshttps://t.co/mI0ZzhkoQv
US Strategy On Syria Keeps Allies And Partners Guessing | Morning Joe | MSNBC
6 Minutes and 20 Seconds that Could Change the World - Thanks to young people, especially those of color, this time might be different.
Rolling Stone: 'The Harms of Fracking': New Report Details Increased Risks of Asthma, Birth Defects and Cancer- The most authoritative study of its kind reveals how fracking is contaminating the air and water – and imperiling the health of millions of Americans
How democracies die, explained - The problems in American democracy run far deeper than Trump.
Uranium Company Urged Trump To Carve Up Bears Ears, Then He Did - An energy firm’s lobbying team was led by Trump’s incoming EPA deputy secretary.
The case for normalizing impeachment - Impeaching an unfit president has consequences. But leaving one in office could be worse.
Is America’s ‘Best Idea’ at Stake? Republicans and the Trump administration are trying to reduce the number of national monuments, which would put once-protected land up for commercial use.
Why 2020 Will Be the Year of the Woman -- In this post-Weinstein moment, Democrats are pining for the karmic justice of defeating Trump with shards from a glass ceiling. Here’s how it could happen.
Trump’s ‘America First’ looks more and more like America alone - It is not just on trade that Trump has sought to stake out positions that have isolated the United States from the rest of the world. His plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accord at the earliest opportunity in 2020 could mean that the United States is the only country in the world not committed to it, since Syria announced its intention to join this past week.
The benefits of public wildlands, explained - It’s not just good for the economy to keep public wildlands protected — see why it’s never been more important to preserve these spaces.
The Tax Bill And The Republican Social Vision For America’s Future - The current incarnation is very different: it firmly embraces the notion of the corporate state over that of the individual...the Republican desire to tie U.S. government interests with corporate interests, and to create a massive and radical new imbalance between corporate and individual tax rates.
Millennial Mormons Abandon Political Labels In The Age Of Trump - In interviews with HuffPost, Utah college students said they were increasingly turned off by both the Republican and Democratic parties.
California Fires Now Deadliest In State’s Recorded History; The death toll ticked up to 31 people Thursday, and it’s likely to climb still higher.
Cities and states solidify their plan to move forward on climate without Trump - More proof that local governments will move forward with the Paris agreement even if the federal government won’t.
Rachel Maddow: James Comey Recounted Inappropriate Pressure From Donald Trump | Steven Colbert: Comey And Trump Had A Heart-To-No-Heart
What can JFK’s speeches teach us today? - Stephen Kennedy Smith, co-editor of "JFK: A Vision for America," shares collection of JFK's visionary speeches
The impeachment trap: Be careful what you wish for - Trump is odious, but impeachment is dangerous – both for the Democrats and the progressive movement.
Trump’s Response To Disaster Relief Raises Alarms - Concern mounts as hurricane and wildfire season nears.
An Unlikely Resistance Surges Against Trump’s Clean Water Threats - By targeting specific regional efforts alongside more general environmental justice funding, the Trump administration might have inadvertently given opponents a means to fight back.
What Donald Trump Needs to Know About Bob Mueller and Jim Comey - The two men who could bring down the president have been preparing their entire lives for this moment. Robert Mueller Is 'America First' Unlike Donald Trump
Jimmy Dore: What's Neoliberalism? And How It’s Killing You!
IS THE COMEY MEMO THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR TRUMP? - Given Donald Trump’s long record of deception, James Comey’s memos are far more likely to bury the President than to exonerate him.
Donald Trump’s Week Of Chaos Met With Talk Of His Removal - “Discussion of Trump’s presidency ending before his four-year term is up is no longer an oppositional fantasy.”
In His New Book, Noam Chomsky Takes a Look at Income Inequality - The philosopher casts a cold eye on the economic facts of American life in the 21st century. He looks at the 10 principles of concentration and power at work in America today.
Joe to Republicans: ‘Donald Trump is not worth it’- Joe Scarborough says Trump is sullying the reputations of career public servants and urges them to reconsider their unwavering support of the president.
Trump Reportedly Asked James Comey To Stop Michael Flynn Investigation | A Closer Look | Did Trump Obstruct Justice? | The Last Word | Watergate Prosecutor: Well On Our Way To Impeachment Of President Trump | Comey’s Memo Is the Smoking Gun of Donald Trump’s Watergate
When the World Is Led by a Child - His inability to focus his attention makes it hard for him to learn and master facts. He is ill informed about his own policies and tramples his own talking points. It makes it hard to control his mouth. On an impulse, he will promise a tax reform when his staff has done little of the actual work.Cal Thomas: President laid out his vision for America, world
File under LACKING VISION: Republican Lawmakers Take A Raise Away From St. Louis Workers - GOP statehouses around the country are blocking local progressive policies through “preemption” laws. Missouri may be the most glaring case yet.
Trump hit by twin Russia bombshells as he departs for foreign trip - The president allegedly told the Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey relieved 'great pressure,' while federal probe appears to get more serious.