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Monday, September 19, 2022

There will be some timeline clashes this week in the Trump stolen document case, each of which could spiral into a Constitutional crisis. That's because DOJ's motion for a stay of Cannon's order enjoining DOJ from doing any investigative work and sharing classified information " which was filed at 9:03PM on Friday " and any other yet-to-be-filed appeal of (parts of) her order will be proceeding even as Dearie scrambles to meet Cannon's first deadline: to have a schedule in place by September 25. It's the clearance process that will lead to conflict. As DOJ noted in their motion for a stay, Trump's lawyers may be witnesses to the crimes under investigation.


Saturday, September 17, 2022

There was, it increasingly appears, a conspiracy involving some in the most senior levels of the Trump administration to end American representative democracy and replace it with a strongman oligarchy along the lines of Putin's Russia or Orbn's Hungary. This would be followed, after the January 20th swearing-in of Trump for a second term, by a complete realignment of US foreign policy away from NATO and the EU and toward oligarchic, autocratic nations like Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, and Hungary.


Friday, September 02, 2022

There's a sleeper case on the Supreme Court's docket that could blow a gaping hole in the social safety net and give states leeway to neglect or end care for tens of millions of the most vulnerable Americans. "This case is to Medicaid what Dobbs was to abortion," Sara Rosenbaum, professor of health law and policy at George Washington University's school of public health, told TPM. read more


A substitute teacher used news coverage Donald Trump's election lies as an example of media bias in a Florida classroom, outraging parents. "The media is often biased and will add words that persuade you to think one way or another. Read these two statements made by reporters after the 2020 election," the worksheet read. "President Trump made claims that the 2020 election was stolen. President Trump made false claims that the 2020 election was stolen." "The first sentence is just giving you information," the sheet added, "while the second leads you to believe he is wrong before you have all the facts."


Monday, August 29, 2022

David Sirota on the threat to America's Democracy: The threat is also something less dramatic but more insidious -- an unregulated campaign finance system that allows billionaires to control the political system using secret pools of anonymous cash, otherwise known as dark money. read more


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The Espionage Act is actually a series of statutes under 18 US Code Chapter 37 related to the collection, retention, or dissemination of national defense or classified information. The Mar-a-Lago search warrant referred to Section 793 " "Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information," which doesn't just cover "spying" in the sense that many think of when they hear the term. Section 793 specifically states that people legally granted access to national defense documents " people like the former president " are subject to punishment should they improperly retain that information.

Can the lying PoS honestly say ------- did not improperly retain national defense information?

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