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It’s not surprising that Floyd Ray Roseberry is the latest angry white man to inflict his pain on the American public. We’re currently witnessing a surge in Trump-inspired Terrorism in the United States (TITUS.) Roseberry briefly brought Washington DC to a halt when he threatened to blow up what he thought was the Capitol building. Instead, he was actually parked outside the Library of Congress, which only shows his derangement.

But Roseberry’s rants are a good example of the danger of uninformed voters. Listening to his complaints, which were livetreamed on Facebook, it was clear that he was a Trump…


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It shouldn’t surprise anyone that FOX News’ no. 1 neo-Nazi Tucker Carlson recently broadcast a show from Hungary. After all, Hungary is leaning toward fascism under the rule of strongman Viktor Orban. Under Orban, Hungary is an “illiberal democracy.” This means essentially one-party rule, an impartial judiciary and state-controlled media. Carlson loves it because Orban is also an anti-Semitic, white nationalist — all the things the FOX News commentator would like to be.

Orban, white nationalist hero

Orban has persecuted his former friend George Soros, who’s loathed among the far-right in America. He’s also obsessed with keeping Hungary, which is already about 90% white…


Gen. Mark Milley (U.S. Sec. of Defense/Flickr)

The right-wing media is up in arms about revelations from Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s “Peril.” One of the allegations is that Gen. Mark Milley, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was so worried about Trump’s mental state after he lost the November 2020 election that he contacted his Chinese counterpart to inform him that America wasn’t planning a nuclear strike.

According to the book, Milley noticed that Trump had declined severely since he lost the election. One of his frequent outlets was raging against China, claiming the nation had collaborated with Joe Biden and deliberately unleashed the coronavirus.


Mayor Newsom and his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom (Gavin Newsom/Flickr)

So California Gov. Gavin Newsom survived a recall election. But he didn’t just survive it; he trounced the clownish Republican contender Larry Elder.

After facing backlash for his hypocritical stance at the French Laundry, an expensive restaurant, Newsom got his ass in gear and hit the campaign trail. He also called in favors from the Democratic Party., who sent in the big guns, such as President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, Vice President Kamala Harris and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

They all campaigned for him. In addition, it seems that Newsom’s strict lockdown rules worked to halt…


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I just finished reading back-to-back books about former President Donald Trump’s White House. The first one was “Frankly, We Did Win This Election,” and I just completed Carole Leonnig and Phillip Rucker’s “I Alone Can Fix It.” That probably wasn’t a good idea. Reading two books about the team of grifters, conmen, and white nationalists who ran this country isn’t great for your psyche. I came away from the experience depressed. Right now, I’m reading a sports bio to cleanse my reading palate.

“I Alone Can Fix It” details the last two years of the Trump administration. During this time…


President Joe Biden (U.S. Sec. of Defense/Flickr)

As someone who writes about politics, it has become clear that Republicans are constantly trying to use the old Jedi mind trick on Democrats. They frequently try to project ideas into Democrats’ heads. Unfortunately, these ideas involve behavior Republicans would never follow. In short, Republicans want Democrats to cut their own throats.

They do this by casually suggesting Democrats live up to standards that Republicans have no intention of maintaining. For example, several GOP politicians have called upon President Joe Biden to resign over the Kabul airport bombing. In their minds, the terrorist attack is an example of Biden’s incompetent…


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Political humorist P.J. O’Rourke once said, “Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it.”

I find this accurately depicts what happened during former President Donald Trump’s term, especially considering the fate of Afghanistan citizens who worked alongside American forces. They were promised American visas in exchange for their service, but racist troll Stephen Miller worked behind the scenes to prevent this from happening.

According to former White House insider Olivia Troye, Miller, one of many white supremacists in the Trump administration, spread racist ideas to ensure that the visas were never…


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Sometimes stories write themselves. I’m tired of writing stories about GOP white nationalism, but as long as it keeps happening, I have to keep writing about it. And these days, the Republican Party has made white nationalism a central feature of its platform. It was always there, but with the advent of Trumpism, it’s become front and center. It’s also aggressively promoted by the GOP’s propaganda wing FOX News Channel and other right-wing outlets.

FOX News’ top-rated star Tucker Carlson is a neo-Nazi who hangs out with fascists such as Hungary’s Viktor Orban. Not a week goes by without Carlson…


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There are two critical battles being waged within the Democratic Party right now, and they intersect at the point where Joe Biden’s agenda will likely succeed or fail. The first is in the Senate as conservative Democrats Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema balk at Biden’s massive proposed spending to implement the largest social welfare program since Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society reforms to combat poverty in the 1960s.

The second schism is in the form of a simmering resentment in the House between hard-left Justice Democrats led by Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and the more moderate progressive wing led by Speaker-in-waiting…


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Trump presidency was four years of ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’

After reading Michael C. Bender’s “Frankly, We Did Win This Election,” I came away thinking that the best way to describe this book is with the three Ds; disorganization, deceit and delusion. Those are three words that accurately describe this book’s depiction of the Trump White House and the campaign to reelect the president.

We constantly see these three issues brought up in the book. For example, in the book’s early stages, presidential son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his wife Ivanka Trump arrive at an Iowa Caucus event with no idea what…

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