Donald Trump – The First Post Truth President And The Tragedy Of The Commons

Trump Swearing In Ceremony during Inauguration

By GLEB TSIPURSKY  Donald Trump is our first post-truth president. And he may well be the first of many. The Oxford Dictionaries website chose “post-truth” as its 2016 word of the year, in large part due to Trump’s success in the presidential election. It defined post-truth as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” (Incidentally, the 2015 word of the year wasn’t a word at all but the “face with tears of joy” emoji.) Trump’s…

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President Trump Is Angry And Frustrated About The Justice Department And Atty. General Jeff Sessions

by Richard Cameron White House and Justice Department staffers, speaking off the record, are disclosing that Donald Trump is seething about the Justice Department and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The reasons according to the sources who spoke with Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman at the New York Times, is the entire series of complications that have arisen from Trump’s failed executive orders, most notably the travel ban and Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from supervising the investigation into the question of the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia to subvert last…

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Will President Trump Attempt To Invoke Executive Privilege To Muzzle James Comey?

by Richard Cameron WASHINGTON D.C. White House Senior Advisor, Kellyanne Conway in an interview with ABC News, left room for speculation that President Trump might conceivably move to prohibit former FBI Director James Comey from testifying before Congress next week. At first Conway said, “We’ll be watching with the rest of the world when Director Comey testifies.”  But in a follow up question, she was asked about the possibility of the president invoking “executive privilege” to block the man he fired less than a month ago from speaking to the…

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Profiles In Corruption – President Trump’s Firing Of FBI Director James B. Comey, Jr.

by Richard Cameron The premise behind the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, Jr. yesterday, is being met with the derision and skepticism it deserves in most political circles outside the steadfast Trump Defense Industrial Complex, i.e., Fox News, Breitbart, Info Wars, etc. There are so many facets to this remarkable event, but let’s start with the stated premise behind the firing, because it is the most absurd and dubious on its face. The White House and the Justice Department packaged the rationale of the Comey firing by relying…

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