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Progress Pond · 29m ago

Why Does President Trump Stay Loyal to Michael Flynn?

It’s a sign of how long the list of particulars against Michael Flynn has become that when I wrote about his legal liabilities yesterday, I failed to mention one of the most serious things h...
Progress Pond · 21h ago

Michael Flynn is in a World of Pain

When the former director of our Defense Intelligence Agency, Michael Flynn, showed up in Moscow to fete Vladimir Putin at a Russia Today (RT) anniversary gala on December 10th, 2015, the Ame...
Progress Pond · 1d ago

Is President Trump Bad at Math or a Habitual Liar?

If I understand Jonathan Chait correctly, the Trump administration is acknowledging that their budget would result in two trillion fewer dollars being collected in revenues over the next dec...
Progress Pond · 5d ago

Foreign Leaders Shouldn’t Appease Trump

It’s a shame, to put it mildly, that foreign leaders are developing strategies for having personal interactions with our president that resemble how battered wives deal with their husbands w...
Progress Pond · 5d ago

Laugh of the Day

First we had Sean Spicer hiding in the White House bushes and now we have this: The ceremony occurred in the Blue Room of the White House, where many senior law enforcement officials — inclu...
Progress Pond · 6d ago

Man of Extraordinary Integrity Launches Witch Hunt

As Judd Legum points out at Think Progress, on May 10th Vice-President Mike Pence said that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is “a man of extraordinary independence and integrity and a...
Progress Pond · 6d ago

How Trumpism is Faring in My Precinct

Tuesday was Election Day in Pennsylvania, but there wasn’t a whole lot to get excited about on the ballot out here in the Philly burbs. The main thing getting decided was who the candidates ...
Progress Pond · 6d ago

All Trump Has Left is the Support of His Base

The president was up in New London, Connecticut today, talking to the graduating cadets at the Coast Guard Academy. The way he talked about his presidency reminds me of Vito Corleone hoverin...
Progress Pond · 1w ago

Trump is Being Taken Apart, Step By Step

J. Edgar Hoover died when I was still in nursery school, but I knew his name from about that time. People talked about him differently than they talked about anyone else. He was fearsome and...
Progress Pond · 1w ago

Why Partisans Are Slow to Turn on Their President

It’s not surprising that if you go back and look at the three most significant presidential scandals in modern history (Watergate, Iran-Contra, Lewinsky) that you’ll discover that partisans ...