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    Trump Supporters Need to Remember Their Patriotic Duty — and Listen to Bill Maher
    May26

    Trump Supporters Need to Remember Their Patriotic Duty — and Listen to Bill Maher

    What do you do when your president has so many suspicious ties to a hostile foreign power? Back in March, talk show host Bill Maher had an observation for Amy Chua, author of the book “Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations,” that neatly sums up the central moral conundrum facing Trump supporters who believe...

    How the US Considered Declaring Russia a State Sponsor of Terror — Then Dropped It
    May22

    How the US Considered Declaring Russia a State Sponsor of Terror — Then Dropped It

    After an attack on a former spy, the State Department pondered placing that label on Putin’s government. Instead, the Trump administration continued a longtime U.S. policy of treating Russia as a partner in fighting terrorism even as evidence of its misbehavior mounts. The attempt to kill a former Russian spy in England bore an ominous...

    Nevada Marijuana Grower Questioned for His Connection to Trump Fixer Michael Cohen
    May21

    Nevada Marijuana Grower Questioned for His Connection to Trump Fixer Michael Cohen

    The grower has been caught in the probe into brand fraud and campaign-violence A licensed marijuana grower in Nevada named Semyon “Sam” Shtayner is under scrutiny for his ties to Michael Cohen, the president’s personal attorney and fixer. Local officials in Henderson, Nev., recently questioned Shtayner, according to the Wall...

    Drunk on Genocide: How the Nazis Celebrated Murdering Jews
    May18

    Drunk on Genocide: How the Nazis Celebrated Murdering Jews

    The role of alcohol in the Nazi genocide of European Jews deserves greater attention. It was noon in early 1942 as Johann Grüner approached the ‘German House’ in the Polish town of Nowy Targ for lunch. As a mid-level Nazi bureaucrat in occupied Poland, he enjoyed the privileges of power and the opportunity for career advancement that came...

    Judge Slaps Down Paul Manafort’s Challenge to Mueller Indictment: ‘Falls Squarely’ Within His Authority
    May16

    Judge Slaps Down Paul Manafort’s Challenge to Mueller Indictment: ‘Falls Squarely’ Within His Authority

    The judge made it clear that the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority is wide. U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson on Tuesday denied President Donald Trump’s one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort in his request to dismiss the charges brought against him by the special counsel.Jackson ordered that Robert Mueller’s...

    The Caliphate of Trump
    May08

    The Caliphate of Trump

    This particular cult comes from a land of growing extremity. They are the extremists. If you need proof, look no further than the Afghan capital, Kabul, where the latest wave of suicide bombings has proven devastating. Recently, for instance, a fanatic set off his explosives among a group of citizens lining up outside a government office to...

    The NRA Helped Promote a Gun from Russia That Can Pierce U.S. Soldiers’ Body Armor
    May07

    The NRA Helped Promote a Gun from Russia That Can Pierce U.S. Soldiers’ Body Armor

    The organization’s moral bankruptcy knows no bound. American gun culture has a split personality: half the time we’re supposed to believe that gun culture is pure American patriotism, and the other half of the time the claim is that citizens need to be heavily armed to take on the American government. Whichever claim is more...

    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Points Out a Key Part of the Mueller’s Team’s Fraught Day in Court that People Missed
    May05

    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Points Out a Key Part of the Mueller’s Team’s Fraught Day in Court that People Missed

    Everyone focused on the fact that the judge was critical of the special counsel — few noticed the crucial part of Mueller’s team’s response. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team appeared to have a tough day in court on Friday as Judge T.S. Ellis was sharply critical of the prosecutors’ grounds to bring their case against...

    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Points Out a Key Part of the Mueller’s Team’s Fraught Day in Court that People Missed
    May05

    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Points Out a Key Part of the Mueller’s Team’s Fraught Day in Court that People Missed

    Everyone focused on the fact that the judge was critical of the special counsel — few noticed the crucial part of Mueller’s team’s response. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team appeared to have a tough day in court on Friday as Judge T.S. Ellis was sharply critical of the prosecutors’ grounds to bring their case against...

    ‘Rudy Giuliani Will Be Out of Here In Two Weeks’: MSNBC Contributor Explains How the Former NYC Mayor Is Already a Disaster for Trump
    May04

    ‘Rudy Giuliani Will Be Out of Here In Two Weeks’: MSNBC Contributor Explains How the Former NYC Mayor Is Already a Disaster for Trump

    In his first few weeks on the job, the former mayor has already made the president look like a liar. MSNBC contributor Donny Deutsch made a bold but plausible prediction on Friday about the future of President Donald Trump’s legal team: Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and one of the newest members of the team, will be gone in...

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