Let’s Fire Trump While Abroad

In a tweet last week, Trump dismissed the FBI and congressional probes into his Russian connection as a "witch-hunt". Today, The Washington Post writes: Trump made...

Gitlin on Trump’s War – A Sport and a Pastime

First published http://www.cjr.org/covering_trump/syria-bombs-tv-news.php WAR IS THE BLOOD SPORT of television. Devastation on the ground—someplace the viewer doesn’t live but where other human beings do, and gasp,...

Gitlin’s Bannon

First published - http://billmoyers.com/story/bannon-bounced/. Bannon Bounced Chaos is the new normal at the White House. BY TODD GITLIN | APRIL 6, 2017 Bannon Bounced Steve Bannon, chief strategist for President...

You said TPV Rocks. Here is the proof

Classic rock mix for your morning workout from the desk of The Pothole View. Yes, we know. There is no shortage of workout music....

Gitlin’s Punches

First published here  - http://billmoyers.com/story/times-still-pulls-punches/ The ‘Times’ Still Pulls Its Punches Why is the leadership of the “opposition party” still mincing words? BY TODD GITLIN | MARCH 28,...

Trump’s Twitter Course in Un-American History

Trump-the-TwitterMan is in learning mode, when the teaching does not require more than a few characters. Certainly, he's willing to increase his word-usage, especially if...

Who’s Trumping Democracy? The Weakling Democrats

Yesterday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chose to continue the failed Clinton strategy of prioritizing wealthy donors over the activist base. In Atlanta, Democrats  chose Tom...

Spicer Briefings by PigeonGrams!

In a surprising new twist for our decaying democracy, TPV has been invited to attend the West Wing briefings. The invitation was delivered by...

American Jews Contemplate Safe Haven in Germany

As unbelievable as may read, not all Americans threw their Yarmulke in the air after the Muslim Ban. Curious as they may be to...

The Trump Presidency – Vaccine against Alternative Facts

In a new BBC report the appearance of fake news on websites and social media was said to have inspired scientists to develop a "vaccine"...

He Will Be Missed

TPV would like to say something nice to the departing U.S. President. Thus, we will distribute his message:   My fellow Americans, It's a long-standing tradition for...

American Democratic Politics – Their Finest Soviet Hour

The New York Times writes today that 19,000 internal Democratic Party emails released on Friday by WikiLeaks, set off a frenzy on the eve of...

An American Vigilante Story

Chris Simcox, the former leader of the Minuteman border vigilante group, was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison Monday, bringing an end to a sex-abuse case involving...

Up a Stump, Trump

Donald Trump just offered a lengthy defense of his earlier comments on the overseeing lawsuits against his now defunct Trump University. The presumptive Republican nominee said critics...
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