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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A Good Idea, Even if It’s From Republicans

It’s a win-win: Less carbon in the atmosphere, and more equal distribution of income. That it’s being proposed by Republicans doesn’t make the idea any less worthy. I’m aware that some on the left would rather use revenues from such

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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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Donald Trump’s most bone-chilling tweet

…Trump is apparently attempting to delegitimize our federal judiciary by calling Judge James Robart, a George W. Bush-appointed judge, a “so-called” judge while arguing that his decision is “ridiculous.” Let’s be blunt, because the stakes demand it: An independent federal

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Trump adviser cites non-existent ‘massacre’ defending ban

So to recap: There was no massacre in Bowling Green, and Obama didn’t ban Iraqi refugees from the country for six months. Major outlets, including CNN, did cover Alwan and Hammadi’s case. We did not, however, cover the Bowling Green

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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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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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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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At least we know what he’s left with.

Earlier this month, Spicer spoke with former President Obama senior adviser David Axelrod about communications strategy, and Spicer said, “The one thing, whether you’re Republican or Democrat or independent, is that you have your integrity.” “I have never lied,” Spicer

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