Thought Chasm these posts, while infrequent and poorly thought out, are also not all that complex, structurally.

Past Words

“We should not — and cannot — trust this man.” A CIA vet on Trump’s feud with US spies.

The only thing you can do is what is now happening: an aroused populace can protect democracy. You fight darkness by casting light upon it. So one should not characterize leaks, as the cowardly and self-interested Republicans have, as the

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Trump finds the limits of executive power

If he is right, then he has only one option — rescind the order, start from scratch … write a new order that will both protect the security of the United States and avoid constitutional challenge.” Dershowitz added: “But it

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Labor Leaders’ Cheap Deal With Trump

Today labor leaders face a clear choice. They can join the diverse and growing movement that is confronting Mr. Trump’s agenda on every front and attempt to lead America’s workers to a clean and safe future. Or they can be

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FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton Received 800,000 or More Votes From Non-Citizens in the 2016 Election

The documentation offered to support this assertion has ranged from vague to nonexistent. When asked to defend it in a 24 January 2017 press conference, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated that Trump’s belief that there was massive voter

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we need to change the rules

Trump has been a fixture of American privilege and even some news cycles for as long as I can remember. Many of these were not flattering. He’s irresponsible, obsessed with extravagant displays of wealth, and prone to bad judgement. He

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Republicans Have One Big Incentive to Stick With Trump

There have been several Trump policies once opposed by top Republicans that many now support or at least will not actively resist. House Speaker Paul Ryan said in 2015 that a proposed Muslim ban “is not what this party stands

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surely, this is a coincidence, yes?

The first week of Mr Trump has been impressive. His campaign promises were generally considered fanciful and his supporters weren’t likely to take him literally, but it turns out they should have—everyone should have. Even Pence, who considered a ban

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Travel Ban Hits Hospitals Hard

The President’s decision is as ill-timed as it was sudden. The initial 90-day order encompasses Match Day, the already anxiety-inducing third Friday in March when medical school graduates officially commit to their clinical training programs. Unless the administration or the

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Donald Trump, the Religious Right’s Trojan Horse

Consider Vice President Pence, a man who regularly tries to make policy obey the dictates of faith. … Jeff Sessions, Mr. Trump’s choice for attorney general, has said that the idea of a “wall of separation” between church and state

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The National Park Service Won’t Be Silenced

These federal employees speaking out now understand that science is not subordinate to politics, that truth is essential, and transparency vital to a functioning democracy. They are risking their careers to ensure the public is kept informed. They’re exercising their

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millions protest, not quite as many celebrate

The stark contrast between Obama’s first inauguration and trump’s version were clear for most everyone. This offended the tiny man with tiny hands’ immense ego, so he had his press secretary lie for him. That wasn’t enough though, because he

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Donald the Unready

But as far as we know, almost no people meeting that description will be in the new administration, except possibly the nominee for defense secretary — whose nickname just happens to be “Mad Dog.” So there you have it: an

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