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Trump’s endless whining is wearing thin

By Joan Vennochi, Boston Globe, April 23, 2024. For Donald Trump, it’s not about the prosecution. It’s about the persecution. “This is a Biden witch hunt to keep me off the campaign trail,’’ the former president said Monday as he exited day one of his trial on charges that he falsified business records to cover

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Trump’s claim that he’s against a federal abortion ban is a lie

By Renėe Graham, Globe Columnist, Boston Globe, April 10, 2024. Donald Trump wants to have it both ways. When he isn’t warning of a “bloodbath’’ if he loses November’s presidential election or dehumanizing migrants with slurs plucked from fascism’s dictionary, Trump is patting himself on the back for helping to unsettle nearly 50 years of

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Credit Mike Pence for speaking the truth about Trump

By Scot Leigh, Boston Globe, March 20, 2024. The prospect of being hanged concentrates the mind wonderfully, Samuel Johnson once observed. If the great English wordsmith and wag had chosen “belatedly’’ as the operative adverb, why, he would have anticipated Mike Pence’s recent declaration that he won’t endorse Donald Trump for president in 2024. Loyal

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Can Donald Trump control his inner caveman?

By Scot Lehigh, The Boston Globe, January 26,2024. That question looms as the presidential primary campaign moves to Nikki Haley’s home state of South Carolina. With New Hampshire behind us, it’s on to South Carolina, which holds its Republican presidential primary on Feb. 24. What can you say about the pleasant-weather place? Perhaps James Louis

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The responsibility of Republican voters

Editorial, New York Times, January 15, 2024. Republicans who will gather to cast the first votes of the 2024 presidential primary season have one essential responsibility: to nominate a candidate who is fit to serve as president, one who will “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Donald Trump, who has proved

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Why Trump May Find Himself in Jail Sooner Than He Thinks

By Jose Pagliery, The Daily Beast, December 29, 2023 The countdown is on for Donald Trump’s D.C. trial in March. And while Trump has faced jail threats over his inability to abide by gag orders with his recent bank fraud trial in New York, the charges he’s facing for his attempts at overturning the 2020

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Trump is putting every racial, ethnic and religious minority at risk at a time of angry political polarization

By Stephen Collinson, CNN, December 19, 2023 Donald Trump’s extreme rhetoric reminiscent of Nazi propaganda and his penchant for siding with America’s adversaries and autocrats pose a unique challenge to his Republican opponents and, ultimately, US voters. The ex-president, who has a good chance of being the next commander in chief, warned over the weekend that

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Mad Poll Disease is making Democrats misread voter opinion

By Michael Podhorzer, the Guardian, December 1, 2023. Horserace polling can’t tell us anything new about who will win the electoral college – but the existence of an anti-Maga majority is clear Now that Thanksgiving has passed in America, and everyone’s Trumpy uncle is on his way back to his conservative state, we still have

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Donald Trump’s un-wonderful life

By Renée Graham, Boston Globe, November 29, 2023. In a Veterans Day speech, Donald Trump didn’t limit his comments to honoring those who, unlike his draft-dodging self, served this nation to protect its democracy. Instead he went full-on fascist as he vowed to “root out’’ those he assailed as “the radical left thugs that live

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CNN failed America with its train wreck of a Trump Town Hall

By Wajahat Ali, thedailybeast.com, May 11,2023. CNN decided to reward Trump for his reckless and dangerous behavior by giving him a 70-minute Festivus to air his grievances and lies. With its Republican presidential town hall on Wednesday, CNN failed journalism, the American public, and its own employees by deciding to invite an arsonist who has

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7 reasons to be optimistic about the future of democracy

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, November 13, 2022. The midterm elections could have gone badly. Really badly. There were serious concerns that right-wing groups would resort to voter intimidation, violence or other antics at polling places. But none of that came to fruition. In fact, while threats to democracy remain, 2022 might be seen as the point

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Opinion: Trump’s incendiary rally proved President Biden was right

Opinion  by Dean Obeidallah (CNN )Former President Donald Trump gave his first public speech this weekend since President Joe Biden warned Americans in a televised address that “Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.” And how did Trump respond? By proving Biden 100% correct. At his

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What happened at Mar-a-Lago is good for democracy

While Donald Trump claimed that the FBI searching his home was a sign of America’s decline, it was actually quite the opposite. By Abdallah Fayyad, Globe Staff For the first time in American history, the FBI has executed a search warrant on a former president’s home. Of course it happened at Mar-a-Lago, and Donald Trump,

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Analysis

Should the DOJ prosecute Trump?

The following is from Robert B Hubbell’s June 21st 2022 newsletter: The damning presentation by the January 6th Committee has shifted the conversation from whether Trump committed crimes to whether it is a good idea to prosecute Trump for his crimes. Teasers from the Committee’s presentation scheduled for Tuesday, June 21st at 1:00 PM Eastern

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