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Trump’s Pittsburgh Ploy

“Pittsburgh, not Paris.” Really, nothing better exemplifies the false promise of Trumpenomics than this cute little catchphrase likely coined by a newly Born-Again Bannon. It only makes sense that the man who thought Sarah Palin would be president is the same man who concocted this callow juxtaposition. Pittsburgh is the Steel City, right? And “Paris”? Well,…

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ON TRUMP’S BIG PARIS AGREEMENT PULL-OUT

President Trump just yanked the Yanks from a treaty that was intentionally designed to be mostly non-binding because the Senate would never pass a binding treaty on climate. It was, however, a significant global political agreement to move toward goals that would create a working framework built on an unprecedented consensus. Mostly, Paris was an…

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Can Mueller Drain The Swamp?

When the news first broke I immediately expressed some trepidation about the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel. It’s not that I don’t get it … he’s an FBI stalwart, a friend of Comey and, the understandable logic goes, he will defend the Bureau’s integrity and derail a threat to American democracy. But I…

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A Tale Of Two Futures

While Trump was ensconced in a tortuous, monarchical and wholly anachronistic ceremony celebrating a $100 billion arms deal with the royal retinue of Saudi Arabia … the Iranian people were celebrating the victory of a man targeted for defeat by the hardline, anachronistic forces within Iran. This juxtaposition says everything you need to know about…

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