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Today’s grandmothers should call out Trump, as this GOP grandmother did to Nixon in 1974

The recent passing of my husband’s uncle brought the inevitable sorting of photos, papers, letters, and other memorabilia. Unearthed in all of this was a letter my husband’s grandmother wrote to Richard Nixon in 1974 asking him to ‘fess up to his part in the Watergate conspiracy. It’s doubtful that he followed her advice (or […]

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How deep are ties between Russia and the GOP?

Recent events have driven home the point that Russian influence in American Republican politics is more prevalent than previously thought. The examples are numerous — and very serious: Donald Trump’s rejection of the conclusion of U.S. intelligence services about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and Trump’s embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s denial […]

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Trump-Putin summit: Vladimir gives Donald a performance review

Donald Trump had a one-on-one summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, after Trump met with NATO allies (at least they used to be) and after a visit to the United Kingdom. Instead of the conventional approach with interpreters on both sides and a written record of what’s discussed, the talk reportedly did not […]

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#MemoDay: A tale told by an idiot, signifying nothing

Congressional Republicans have shown they are willing to sacrifice what little honor they had left by backing the release of the infamous Devin Nunes memo alleging abuses by the FBI and the Justice Department. Too bad they will get nothing for their trouble but the increased enmity of the men and women of the entire […]

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