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The BackChannel Blog · 2W ago

Au Revoir Paris

    Trump’s decision to drop out of the Paris Climate Agreement was to put it lightly, astonishingly stupid.  Even for him.    There are a number of reasons it’s stupid. First is the obvious...
The BackChannel Blog · 4W ago

Trump’s Budget

Trump’s budget is basically: screw the poor, give to the rich.  OMB director Mick Mulvaney claims that we need to show compassion to people who pay for things like Medicaid, SNAP, food stamp...
The BackChannel Blog · 1M ago

The First 100 Days

Whew! 100 days.  Seems like a 1,000.  After having the largest crowd ever for the inauguration, now he’s gotten the most done in the first 100 days ever.  Even though he doesn’t think the fi...
The BackChannel Blog · 3M ago

Repeal and Replace!

Finally!  For eight years the Republicans have been trying to destroy Obama’s signature accomplishment.  During that time they weren’t busy coming up with their own comprehensive plan.  They...
The BackChannel Blog · 4M ago

Fake News?

It’s documented that fake news helped Trump win the presidency.  Now Trump and his supporters are calling anything reported that is not flattering “fake news.”  It’s become a regular part of...
The BackChannel Blog · 4M ago

Groundhog Day 2017

No surprise that Trump would appoint a far right, activist jurist like Neil Gorsuch.  The guy loves to legislate from the bench.  This is no surprise.  His mother was Anne Gorsuch.  Most rem...
The BackChannel Blog · 5M ago


  Many words have been said to describe this new regime.  Authoritarian.  Totalitarian.  Fascism.  An oligarchy.  A Fifth Columnist.  The Fourth Reich.  All are apropos.  Add to that a kakis...
The BackChannel Blog · 5M ago

Martin Luther King Day 2017

It’s ironic that on  this MLK Day, with the departure of the first African-American president we are about to witness the inauguration of a man guilty of violating discrimination laws.  It’s...
The BackChannel Blog · 5M ago

Make America Sick Again

The second thing the Republican house decided to do was to “repeal and replace” Obamacare.  They don’t have a clue what they’ll replace it with despite the fact that they’ve had eight years ...
The BackChannel Blog · 6M ago

Feliz Januca, Feliz Navidad y Feliz Ano Nuevo

  Happy Holidays one and all.