Donald Trump’s claim on coal

Claim: President Donald Trump claims an increase in coal production is the beginning of the end of the "war or coal." Fact: Over the course the past year, there has been a 7.8% increase in the production of coal. This increase was not due to the reduction of regulations. Shifts in the prices of natural... Continue Reading →

Current tax reform is not largest tax cut

Claim: President Donald Trump claims that the current tax reform legislation represents the largest tax cut ever. Fact: By the standards of a percent of GDP or inflation-adjusted dollars, the tax cut from the proposed legislation is not the largest. Donald Trump wrong that his tax plan is biggest cut ever The current tax proposal... Continue Reading →

Trump judicial nominee said transgender children are part of ‘Satan’s plan’, defended ‘conversion therapy’ – CNNPolitics

In a pair of 2015 speeches, President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas described transgender children as evidence of "Satan's plan," lamented that states were banning conversion therapy and argued that sanctioning same-sex marriage would lead to polygamy and bestiality. Source: Trump judicial nominee said transgender children are part of 'Satan's plan',... Continue Reading →

Why is Mattis Declaring War on Whistleblowers? | The American Conservative

Is Secretary of Defense James Mattis creating a hostile workplace for Defense Department whistleblowers? Or is he simply carrying on an anti-whistleblower organizational tradition at the Pentagon that stretches back decades? An examination of recent events and the historical record suggests it’s both, and the implications for taxpayers and American national security are stark. Source:... Continue Reading →

We’re headed for a constitutional crisis.

A good ending, aspiring screenwriters have been taught for generations, should be “surprising yet inevitable.” If everyone sees the ending coming from a mile away, there is no suspense. If the ending seems arbitrary, or runs counter to the grain of the story and the character arc of its protagonists, it undermines the suspension of... Continue Reading →

Under the Rule of the Czar: Week 7

This week in As the Trump Spins, former President Barack Obama guest stars.  You see, Barack Obama is a bad hombre who did many horrible things as the ruler of this country.  Mr. Trump spent the week accusing our villain, the Muslim socialist, of acting like Richard Nixon and Joe McCarthy. In one of his trademarked... Continue Reading →

Under the Rule of the Czar: Week 6

This week, we had the biggest scandal since the coronation of Mr. Trump.  No, I am not talking about Jeff Sessions who forgot to mention that he was in the same room as the Russian ambassador.  No, it wasn't Vice President Pence being outed as someone who still uses AOL.  Although in his defense, he is still... Continue Reading →

Your cheat sheet to four potential investigations of Russia and President Trump – The Washington Post

But what happens if Sessions steps aside? What kinds of investigations would take place instead? Here's your cheat sheet to four major investigations that could delve into Trump's relationship (or lack thereof) with Russia. We included pros and cons of each type of investigation, with our baseline being a fair and accurate one. Source: Your cheat sheet to four... Continue Reading →

Under the Rule of the Czar: Week 5

This week was rather boring and not much was really happening.  I was wondering if I was going to have to find some filler for this week.  But on Friday, Mr. Trump came through. Last Saturday, the Czar needed an ego boost and held a rally in Florida. Nothing noteworthy was said except when he started... Continue Reading →

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