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More on the Jareds

More on the Jareds’ queasy business dealings – $110 Billion Weapons Sale to Saudis Has Jared Kushner’s Personal Touch Mr. Kushner was referring to a $100 billion-plus arms deal that the administration hoped to seal with Saudi Arabia in time to announce it during Mr. Trump’s visit to the kingdom this weekend. The two sides […]

Ha ha, fooled you, gonna make the U.S. even worse

Humpty Trumpty promised to make the U.S. great again but has decided to make the country even worse. Don the Builder Toys With a Promise

What Led Mr. T. to Twitter Storm about Obama

Good lord, y’all. Here is the chain reaction that led to Mr. T.’s twit storm about Obama ‘spying’ on him, him being Mr. T.himself (from a Yahoo article). Louise Mensch, “a high-octane Oxford-educated former Tory politician turned journalist, who has authored a string of “chick lit” novels for young women, and is married to the […]

Budget Cuts Trump and Republicans Look Forward To

Budget cuts designed to satisfy Trump notions of a balanced budget and Republicans’ general ideological desire to use less money on people and more on themselves and their corporate sponsorts. are on their way now after Mick Mulvaney, budget director at OMB has been approved by corporate criminal congressional Republicans.

Slimy Creature Health Care

In short: The GOP would have made insurance more affordable for younger people by making it unaffordable for older people and worse for everyone.

More on the cabinet and assorted Mr. T’s daft associates

Heebie jeebies with Trump’s collection of some of the ‘shadiest, darkest, weirdest’ associates and and a cabinet marked by an astounding lack of competence.

Mr. T. Fails to Run the Government

Trump can’t find any cronies to help run his government’s departments. But along with Bannon will fire those actually working in his government. Such confusion and lack of ability in the White House.

Sharp analysis of Trump use of Deep State

Trump cronies’ dangerous misuse of phrases such as ‘deep state’ and ‘fake news’ just to shore up the failling ego of their tumbling boss.

A Certain Beauty Arises

…arises watching the presidency coming apart. Why deny and then admit contacts with the Russians? Why not release tax returns if there is nothing to hide? Do we hear chants of “crooked donny, crooked donny” arising from the streets? Followed by rousing incantations of “lock him up”? Is turnabout fair play? It would seem to […]

Trump is a Very Expensive President

Trump family’s elaborate lifestyle is a ‘logistical nightmare’ — at taxpayer expense, good Washington Post article on what Trump’s getaways to Florida cost, and what his spoiled son’s extravagant life styles are costing the very working class stiffs who voted him in. As well as how much security for the first lady in New York […]

“High Crimes and Misdemeanors – New LSW Page

A new LSW page. LSW found it necessary to follow events, late breakings, various relevant revelations and the like which might accumulate and coagulate into a set of forces which would prompt the current residents of the once hallowed halls of the White House to vacate

Deregulation moves

G.O.P. Hurries to Slash Oil and Gas Rules, Ending Industries’ 8-Year Wait The first paragraph of the article reads: The document carried the title “A Roadmap to Repeal,” a concise list of Obama administration environmental regulations that a Koch brothers-backed group was pressing President Trump and Congress to quickly reverse after Inauguration Day replete with […]

Steven Mnuchin – Treasury Secretary nominee

Treasury Nominee Steve Mnuchin’s Bank Accused of “Widespread Misconduct” in Leaked Memo

TGT’s salvos around the intelligence on Russian hacking

UPDATE Weds. Jan. 11, 17: We never found out what the Great Twitster knew that others didn’t know (see quote under). Instead, unsubstantiated news reports are circulating regarding unproven claims in ‘opposition research memos prepared mainly by a retired British intelligence operative for a Washington political and corporate research firm’. Some of the claims are: […]

He Knows Things

TGT said on the eve to what should be an entertaining year in the U.S. of A. that he knows things that others don’t know, referring apparently to the possible hacking of the DNC by Russia. He also said that he knows a lot about hacking and that we will find out what he knows […]

Say what!?!?!?

The president-elect said the following in relation to the present president’s actions towards Russia: “I think we ought to get on with our lives,” he said. “I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on. We have speed, we […]

Can U.S. States Prevent Worsening Climate Change?

States Will Lead on Climate Change in the Trump Era from the NY Times. Article details array of climate change deniers Trump has deployed to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and the Department of Interior — the three agencies with the greatest influence on energy policy — have either denied or […]

Rick Perry the mad dog of the Enegy Dept.?

What will be misbegotten result of the combination of Rick I-can’t-remember-the-name-of-that-department Perry as head of that department and the new president who seemingly thinks climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese?

Tillersen connivings behind the tapestry

Not sure what else to call these shenanigans (probably another term which needs explanation, given the obvious resonances….), but how else to detail the writhings to get the head of Exxon Mobil, with his dubious Russia connections, not to mention his global warming attitudes, which are all over the map into the position of secretary […]

Trump business interests in Russia

Bloomberg article: Trump’s Long Romance With Russia

North Carolina Senate and Governor races

Debora Ross could whomp on siting NC Sen. Burr thus both getting rid of a gun promoting fossil fuel promoting Trump supporter as well as “help change the ossified, obstructionist state of Senate politics.” UPDATE: Ross lost,Burr won. Ballotpedia writes: Republican President-elect Donald Trump, who did not establish a strong ground game in the state, […]

Fivethirtyeight explanation of March 15 primaries

For a detailed look at the facts behind the narrative slop about the March 15 primaries, Don’t Sleep On Illinois And Missouri — They Could Help Make Trump Unstoppable at 538.com explains the ins and outs of the states’ winner take all vs proportional award of delegates.

Clinton and the deep state

Article on Informed Comment, “On Eve of Super Tuesday: Can Bernie Sanders outmaneuver Democratic Party Corporatism?”, looks at how the Democrate corporatists act as a deep state to push the primaries over in Hillary’s favor,

Story behind the so-called Khorasan Group

The Intercept has published an article, THE FAKE TERROR THREAT USED TO JUSTIFY BOMBING SYRIA, which details how the U.S. invented a so-called terror group and used their invention to justify bombing Syria.

New Ferguson page on LSW

In an attempt to provide a context for understanding events in Ferguson as well as some sort of view of events as they develop, LSW has set up a Ferguson page.

Pentagon and Ferguson

Saturday, August 16, 2014: –  “Department of Defense provided surplus military vehicles, rifles, pistols to local police departments.” USA Today article, about the Pentagon arming St. Louis country law enforcement agencies with rifles and pistols. The article states, “Ferguson Police Department is part of a federal program called 1033 that distributes hundreds of millions of […]

Congress and Obama Protect Monsanto

“The biotech industry, with the help of Congress, is attempting an end-run of the judicial system. Since judges can’t get be bought off, just go to your friends in Congress instead.” Food Safety News

A Look at the U.S Republican Party in 2013

An LSW post about the Republican party, its construction, its policies and reason the party has made the U.S. ungovernable. Based on an Elisabeth Drew article in the New York Review of Books.

New Look at the Financial Crisis

More information about the financial crisis.

Democracy Now on Aaron Swartz

Democracy Now uses its Monday Jan. 14 show on Aaron Swartz. Lawrence Lessig, “Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School”, speaks about Swartz and the program concludes with Swartz talking about the freedom to connect.