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Trump impeachment: Government deep state isn't what you think, and America really needs it

The public impeachment hearings opened this week with a tussle over the whistleblower who raised concerns internally about President Donald Trump’s handling of Ukraine policy. Republicans, backed up by a barrage of presidential tweets and retweets, scored Democrats for not calling the whistleblower to testify. Democrat Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, vowed to Read More…

Taylor impeachment testimony on Sondland call brings Trump deeper into Ukraine scandal

“READ THE TRANSCRIPT!” President Donald Trump has been pounding that message for weeks. During the first public impeachment hearings regarding Trump’s conduct toward Ukraine, we learned a damning new fact that explains why. At issue in the inquiry, of course, is whether Trump committed impeachable conduct toward Ukraine when he allegedly withheld military aid and a Read More…

Not just rapper T.I. : Doctors get requests for sexist, unscientific 'virginity tests'

American rapper and actor T.I. bragging on a podcast about subjecting his daughter to annual OB-GYN visits to determine whether her hymen is “still intact” has sparked widespread and deserved backlash. But as physicians, we know that T.I.’s outrageous actions are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the unscientific, archaic and degrading practice Read More…

Trump breaks Twitter: Today's Toon

It’s a safe bet that President Donald Trump was watching today’s impeachment hearings. But cartoonist Mike Thompson shows us how we can tell for sure in Today’s Toon, above.  For more commentary on the latest news, scroll through the rest of the daily editorial cartoons gallery. And check back often for updates. In fact, on this page, you’ll Read More…

When impeachment proof falls short, Democrats shift the goal posts: Rep. Andy Biggs

Since the election of President Donald Trump, Democrats have made impeachment their No. 1 goal. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has finally agreed to let the American public see what has been going on in his closed-door, Soviet-style hearings. For two years, Democrats chased the Russian collusion hoax. Former special counsel Robert Mueller concluded Read More…

Trump impeachment hearings confirm 'no quid pro quo' defense is a lie

President Donald Trump has insisted dozens of times, most recently on Wednesday, that his dealings with Ukraine this summer were not a “quid pro quo.” After the opening day of public testimony in the House impeachment hearings, does anyone really believe that anymore?   Actually, the Latin phrase quid pro quo (something for something) was always too lofty an expression Read More…

Taylor testimony on Trump-Sondland call brings president deeper into extortion scheme

“READ THE TRANSCRIPT!” President Donald Trump has been pounding that message for weeks. During the first public impeachment hearings regarding Trump’s conduct toward Ukraine, we learned a damning new fact that explains why. At issue in the inquiry, of course, is whether Trump committed impeachable conduct toward Ukraine when he allegedly withheld military aid and a Read More…

Mental health professionals: Trump's rash Syria move looked like a 'hypomanic episode'

In February 2018, at a conference highlighting concerns about President Donald Trump’s psychological fitness to serve as commander in chief, a panel of mental health professionals (including the three of us) warned that under the stress of investigations into his misconduct, Trump could easily make an impulsive catastrophic error on the world stage. That moment has arrived. Read More…

Adversary technology: The very things that improve our lives could be used against us.

Last week, federal prosecutors brought charges against Aventura Technologies and several key employees, charging that Aventura sold cameras to the U.S. military as “made in the USA” when they were, in fact, simply repackaging Chinese-made equipment. The government’s fear is that these Chinese-made cameras might have software flaws or deliberate backdoors that would allow the Chinese government to hack Read More…

Tech giants like Amazon bring a cruel, mixed blessing

Robert J. Watkins When a tech company like Amazon moves into a city, or even when there are rumblings of such an occurrence, real estate prices begin creeping up steadily. Over time, increased development causes prices to skyrocket to levels that are beyond the reach of the city’s residents. These new housing projects are almost Read More…