the disgruntled democrat: Life, Liberty, and the Sociopathic Pursuit of Wealth

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. (The United States Declaration of Independence) Well, it has been decided.  Donald Trump will be the Presidential Candidate for the Republican ...

the disgruntled democrat: Life, Liberty, and the Sociopathic Pursuit of Wealth

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. (The United States Declaration of Independence) Well, it has been decided.  Donald Trump will be the Presidential Candidate for the Republican ...

the disgruntled democrat: Life, Liberty, and the Sociopathic Pursuit of Wealth

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. (The United States Declaration of Independence) Well, it has been decided.  Donald Trump will be the Presidential Candidate for the Republican ...

Susan on the Soapbox: Trump and the Nukes

We’re so focused on Donald Trump’s race-baiting rhetoric that we’ve almost forgotten that if elected this man will have the nuclear codes at the tips of his stubby little fingers. This is a serious concern for 50 Republican security officials who signed a letter saying Trump does not have the temperament to be president and ...

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 34: More Donald Trump (sigh)

Sigh. I really didn’t want to write one more word about Donald Trump, but the guy just continues to astound. Consider the past week. He told African-Americans – or “the blacks” as he once called them – that they live in poverty with horrible education and no home ownership. He told African American and Hispanics, ...

Cowichan Conversations: Bricking It For Canada

Bricking it for Canada — http://brickingitforcanada.com/

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Pseudo Medical War on Hillary Clinton

It couldn't be a more bizarre allegation, considering the way Donald Trump has been behaving recently.Or his advanced state of desperation. But believe it or not, Trump and his RepubliCon clowns are now suggesting that Hillary Clinton is suffering from some kind of mysterious illness, that makes her, not him, unfit to be President.As his pathetic ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: Destroying the American dream.

There is serious concern about what the current presidential campaign is doing to the U,S.A.’s reputation and position around the world. What is serious is the impact on the image of the once most powerful country in the world. It is holding the country to ridicule. It is destroying the American dream for all. After ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Deeply Disturbing New Attack Ad

Well there he was in flood ravaged Louisiana yesterday, trying to portray himself as a kinder, gentler Donald Trump.The great uniter instead of the great divider. But let nobody be fooled by those hollow words. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Catching Up With the Adventures of the Republican Clown Donald Trump

During the almost three weeks I spent in Scotland, I wasn't able to follow the adventures of the RepubliCon clown Donald Trump as closely as I normally do.Because as you may know, most Scots can't stand Trump and would rather ignore him.So you can imagine how surprised I was to turn on CNN when I got home ...

A. Picazo: Colin Powell’s Lesson For Republicans

This column ran in The National Post on August 11, 2016. Sixteen days before the 2008 presidential election, George W. Bush’s former secretary of state, Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.), appeared on NBC’s Meet The Press to reveal his much-coveted endorsement. Powell felt Barack Obama and John McCain were equally fit for office, both distinguished, patriotic ...

LeDaro: Trump to Receive First Intelligence Briefing Today

Normally a presidential candidate receiving a classified intelligence briefing is not big news, it has been done for decades. However with Donald Trump… can he be trusted? Will he blurt out information at a rally when he goes “off script”? How soon will Putin get his intelligence briefing given Trump’s comfortable relationship with Russia”? You ...

LeDaro: Trump to Receive First Intelligence Briefing Today

Normally a presidential candidate receiving a classified intelligence briefing is not big news, it has been done for decades. However with Donald Trump… can he be trusted? Will he blurt out information at a rally when he goes “off script”? How soon will Putin get his intelligence briefing given Trump’s comfortable relationship with Russia”? You ...

LeDaro: Trump to Receive First Intelligence Briefing Today

Normally a presidential candidate receiving a classified intelligence briefing is not big news, it has been done for decades. However with Donald Trump… can he be trusted? Will he blurt out information at a rally when he goes “off script”? How soon will Putin get his intelligence briefing given Trump’s comfortable relationship with Russia”? You ...

Politics and its Discontents: Guest Commentary On Trump’s Supporters

Receiving and responding to the comments of thoughtful and well-informed people is one of the reasons I maintain this blog. Yesterday I put up a post entitled, How Stupid Are Trump Supporters? It featured a Hulu show in which a convener pretends to be conducting a focus group study into the effectiveness of ads Trump ...

Politics and its Discontents: Guest Commentary On Trump’s Supporters

Receiving and responding to the comments of thoughtful and well-informed people is one of the reasons I maintain this blog. Yesterday I put up a post entitled, How Stupid Are Trump Supporters? It featured a Hulu show in which a convener pretends to be conducting a focus group study into the effectiveness of ads Trump ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Monstrous War on Children

With every day that passes Donald Trump looks more like a loser, and less like the next American president.As he now spends most of his time blaming the media for his sagging polls.  As only a loser could.But tragically even when he does go down in flames, his monstrous legacy will almost certainly live on. ...

Politics and its Discontents: How Stupid Are Trump Supporters?

If you watch this, the answer should become abundantly clear in about three minutes: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: How Stupid Are Trump Supporters?

If you watch this, the answer should become abundantly clear in about three minutes: Recommend this Post

LeDaro: Candidate for the President of the United States

Campaign slogan – Make America Great Again.

LeDaro: Candidate for the President of the United States

Campaign slogan – Make America Great Again.

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – James Stewart examines how Donald Trump could be paying zero taxes using shelters designed specifically to enrich real estate developers while serving no social purpose. And Alexandra Thornton and Brendan Duke point out the “pass-through” loophole being exploited more and more by U.S. corporations. – Daniel Tencer ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Paul Krugman rightly points out that it’s to be expected that Republican establishment figures would line up behind Donald Trump since he shares their top priority of handing still more money to the richest few. And Emine Saner highlights how strong inheritance taxes would help connect children of ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – William G. Gale, Hilary Gelfond and Aaron Krupkin examine the evidence as to the effects of upper-class tax cuts, and find that they serve no purpose but to concentrate wealth and power in the hands of those who already have the most: [Donald Trump’s economic] plan won’t ...

Montreal Simon: The Day Donald Trump Went Over the Deep End

He was already the most dangerous demagogue ever to run for President of the United States. He is a foul bigot, a creepy misogynist, a bloated narcissist with delusions of grandeur. He has exceeded the bounds of human decency over and over again. But now Donald Trump has finally gone too far. Read more »