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  • Salon.com
  • The National Memo
  • Pasadena Weekly
  • Mint Press News
  • Everyday Feminism

Recent articles by Alex:

Columnist explains how Trump-friendly judges might be trying to ‘run out the clock’ in the president’s favor

Richard J. Leon is the federal district judge who is in charge of ruling in a lawsuit filed by former Deputy National Security Adviser Charles Kupperman. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, in a column this week, explains how Leon’s actions in Kupperman’s lawsuit appear to be trying to “run out the → Read More

By bullying witnesses, Trump is likely adding witness intimidation to his list of impeachable offenses: reporter

President Donald Trump has not only railed against diplomat Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and one of the witnesses in the impeachment inquiry — he has done so in the middle of her public testimony. And journalist Bess Levin, reporting in Vanity Fair, asserts that by doing so, → Read More

‘Building the idiocracy’: Conservative David French details the strategy Trump defenders use to confuse GOP voters – A

David French — a conservative critic of President Donald Trump — argued this week in a newsletter for The Dispatch that Republicans are “building the idiocracy, one word salad at a time” in their attacks on impeachment. “Idiocracy” is the title of a 2006 comedy which, French notes, is “set in the → Read More

Federal prosecutors investigating Giuliani’s connection to Ukrainian natural gas projects: report

Before he was elected mayor of New York City in 1993, Republican and former Democrat Rudy Giuliani had a reputation for being an aggressive federal prosecutor — and now, the Wall Street Journal reports, federal prosecutors in New York are investigating Giuliani in an effort to determine whether or n → Read More

Conservative writer explains why suburban polls in battleground states should worry Republicans

The Nov. 5 2019 elections brought some major disappointments to the Republican Party, which lost both houses of the Virginia State Legislature and found Democrats becoming even more prominent in the Philadelphia suburbs (which used to be much more GOP-friendly than Philly itself). Many suburban dist → Read More

Trump ally Roger Stone found guilty on all 7 counts in Mueller probe

GOP operative Roger Stone became the latest ally of President Trump to be convicted of federal crimes when, on Friday morning, a jury found him guilty on seven counts — including lying to Congress, obstructing Congress’ investigation of Russian activities and witness tampering. These charges arose o → Read More

‘Blather and hysteria’: Conservative columnist explains why GOP anti-impeachment ‘antics’ just crashed and burned – A

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Rep. Devin Nunes of California and other House Republicans were clearly trying to rally the Trumpian base on Wednesday, when the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump offered its first public testimony. Jordan and Nunes aggressively tried to discredit the inquir → Read More

Trump considers firing Intelligence Inspector General — blames him for House impeachment inquiry: report

Although President Donald Trump is known for expecting total loyalty, he is also known for quickly turning against those around him — and one person who might be a candidate for termination, the New York Times is reporting, is Intelligence Inspector General Michael Atkinson. Trump, according to T → Read More

Conservative columnist tears apart 4 popular defenses of Trump’s Ukraine bribery – A

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have circulated a memo outlining four talking points to use in defense of President Donald Trump during the impeachment inquiry. Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin, a Never Trump conservative, isn’t impressed with any of them — and she tear → Read More

Trump supporters wrongly identified ex-Obama staffer as Ukraine whistleblower — resulting in death threats: report – A

President Donald Trump and many of his supporters have been calling for the outing of the Ukraine whistleblower. And one person who was wrongly identified by Trump supporters as the whistleblower, according to the Daily Beast, has received death threats. The person wrongly identified, according t → Read More

Pete Buttigieg’s defenders are telling an ‘ugly lie’ about his lack of support from black voters: columnist – A

Much has been written about South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s relationship with the African-American community, and some have claimed that the Democratic presidential hopeful has a problem with black voters because he is openly gay. But the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, in an op-ed t → Read More

Paul Krugman slams moderates and centrists — and explains what they get wrong about Elizabeth Warren

Whether it’s universal health care, a Green New Deal or longer vacation time, progressive politicians like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are often attacked by Republicans — and some centrist Democrats as well — for proposing ideas that would make the U. → Read More

Columnist explains why Trump’s Ukraine scandal is absolutely impeachable — it’s right there in the Constitution – A

During the Ukraine scandal and the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump underway in the U.S. House of Representatives, legal experts and constitutional scholars have had a lot to say about the term “high crimes and misdemeanors” and exactly what it means under the U.S. Constitution. Bu → Read More

Arizona used to be a Republican stronghold — but Democrats have a chance to win it in 2020

The term “swing state” was seldom used in connection with Arizona in the 1980s and 1990s. Associated with Sen. Barry Goldwater and, after that, Sen. John McCain, the southwestern state usually went Republican — and when centrist Democrat Janet Napolitano served as Arizona governor in the 2000s, she → Read More

Here’s why Roger Stone’s upcoming trial could deal a major blow to Trump at a perilous time – A

The Ukraine scandal and the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump have been drawing so much media attention that previous Trump-related scandals haven’t been in the news as much — for example, the looming criminal trial of the president's long-time associa → Read More

House Intelligence Democrat says US ambassador to the EU committed perjury

Although President Donald Trump has been forcefully railing against the impeachment inquiry in the U.S. House of Representatives and is encouraging potential witnesses to defy subpoenas, plenty of witnesses have testified anyway — including Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union (EU) → Read More

‘The language of tyrants’: Columnist explains why Trump is suddenly ‘freaking out about impeachment’ – A

Donald Trump is hardly the first U.S. president to play hardball politics, but most of his predecessors — for all the heated policy debates that occurred in the past — at least viewed their political rivals as the loyal opposition. Trump, however, often resorts to attacks that are beyond insulting: → Read More

How a Devin Nunes aide was deeply involved in the push for Trump to exploit Ukraine: report

With President Donald Trump now facing an impeachment inquiry in the U.S. House of Representatives because of the Ukraine scandal, Rep. Devin Nunes of California continues to be an aggressive defender of the president — insisting that Trump did nothing wrong during his now-famous July 25 phone conve → Read More

‘You own this’: Internet rips Susan Collins for offering tepid objection to Trump’s use of the word ‘lynching’ – A

President Donald Trump has described the impeachment inquiry by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives as a “lynching,” and Trump’s critics have been responding that no, it’s the type of perfectly legitimate congressional oversight that the U.S. Constitution calls for. Sen. Susan Collins, in → Read More

Fox News scrambles desperately to cover for Trump after Mike Mulvaney’s big confession – A

Although Acting White House Chief of Staff was trying to defend President Donald Trump at a news conference on Thursday, he didn’t do the president any favor when he admitted that Trump had a quid pro quo with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. As an impeachment inquiry hangs over Trump's head, → Read More