Political Theatre category archive
David digs into the implication of Trump’s pardon spree and sees a pattern: “elites protecting elites.”
The other day as I was driving to a local recycling center, I stumbled over our local R&B station and decided to listen a bit.
I heard a Bloomberg ad clearly directed at the expected demographic of an R&B station’s audience. I totally get (as the kids say) this cartoon; the ad was warm with smarm.
Image via Job’s Anger.
Leonard Pitts, Jr., suggests that the spread of the coronavirus bears a message for wall-eyed pikers everywhere. A snippet:
The one bright spot is that the illness the virus causes could be much worse than it is. As warnings go, it could have been a lot worse.
At Psychology Today Blogs, Susan Krauss Whitbourne offers a guide to
Trump and Trumpism Machiavellian manipulators.
David and Thom Hartmann explore the history of voter suppression (aka, “rule by an elite white male majority”) efforts in the U. S.
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Will Bunch reflects on the double-standard. A snippet; follow the link for the complete essay.
There are two law books in Donald Trump’s America, separate and unequal — a draconian one for the poor and the marginalized, and one bookmarked with a get-out-of-jail-free card for the politically connected. There’s even more to this, though, than people realize. If you’re a wealthy white-collar criminal, you don’t even have to know the president to get a break from his Justice Department.
In a major investigative piece that got buried in the rubble of Trump’s assault on democracy and the New Hampshire primary, the Huffington Post’s Michael Hobbes found that punishment of white-collar crime has plummeted to unthinkable depths during the current administration.