Kavanaugh Barely Vetted By FBI

Ken AshfordSex Scandals, Supreme Court, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

As Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh prepares for his second year on the Supreme Court, new reporting has detailed how the limits ordered by the White House and Senate Republicans last year constrained the FBI investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct when he was a college freshman. The FBI was informed of allegations that Kavanaugh, while drunk during his freshman year … Read More

9/11 Commemoration: Trump Edition

Ken AshfordHistory, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

While speaking at the Pentagon on the anniversary of 9/11, President Trump brings up his canceled peace talks with Taliban leaders at Camp David. And Rudy’s 9/11 tribute is a tribute to fascism: Classy, as always. 🤮 https://t.co/4gMH4cOBao — Daily Trix (@DailyTrix) September 11, 2019 No one can desecrate hallowed ground like Trump. At the Pentagon 9/11 memorial, doing a … Read More

I Got Nothing

Ken AshfordTrump & Administration, War On ChristmasLeave a Comment

Sometimes Trump does shit that is so alarming that you just can’t get your head around it. Here are Trump’s tweets on… well, read them. Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday. They were coming to the United States tonight. Unfortunately, … Read More

El Paso Victims Say No To Trump

Ken AshfordGun Control, Immigration and Xenophobia, Race, Rightwing Extremism/Violence, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Daily Kos: Donald Trump’s visit to El Paso was packaged with slick videos and pictures of a grinning Trump posing with medical staff. But one thing the White House will not be releasing pictures of is Trump with the shooting victims still being treated at University Medical Center—because none of the eight patients was willing to meet with him. “This is a very sensitive time … Read More

Weekend, Bloody Weekend

Ken AshfordCrime, Gun Control, Immigration and Xenophobia, Racial Homicides, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

This weekend saw two mass shootings with a total casualty count (so far) of 29 people. On Sunday, Americans woke up to news of a shooting rampage in an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, where a man wearing body armor shot and killed nine people, including his own sister. Hours earlier, a 21-year-old with a rifle entered a Walmart in … Read More

Trump’s Weekend Racism Binge

Ken AshfordRace, Republicans, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

I just asked my neighbor why he removed the Trump sign from his lawn, where it had been since 2016. He replied, “I couldn’t ignore his racism any longer. My son [10 years old] asked why I still support him, and I had no answer. If you lose your kid’s respect, you’ve got nothing.” — Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) July 27, … Read More

Epstein Denied Bail

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Jeffrey Epstein has been denied bail. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman announced the decision at a hearing just now, siding with prosecutors after they and defense attorneys traded arguments for more than a week about whether Epstein could be released to some sort of home confinement. Epstein, 66, was arrested on July 6 after landing at New Jersey’s Teterboro … Read More

“Send Her Back” Is The New “Lock Her Up”

Ken AshfordElection 2020, Immigration and Xenophobia, Race, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

It is clear from the Trump rally in Greenville, NC, that Trump is hoping to make Rep. Ilhan Omar the face of the Democrats in 2020, and run against her. The strategy itself is grounded in racism and xenophobism. During President Trump’s Wednesday night rally in Greenville, North Carolina, he took aim at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), one of the … Read More

House Passes Resolution Condemning Trump’s Racist Tweets On (Mostly) Partisan Lines

Ken AshfordPolls, Race, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

That was Trump’s reaction to the House resolution condemning Trump for his racist tweets: Amazing. Rep @ericswalwell verbatim cites 45’s racist remarks—& while refusing to condemn the remarks as racist, GOP demands they be “taken down” b/c they’re “unparliamentary” So they’re not racist when 45 says them but “unparliamentary” when repeated?🤔pic.twitter.com/fRzmDyxEoy — Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) July 17, 2019 Trump … Read More

Jeffrey Epstein Charged As Sex Trafficker; Who Is Worried?

Ken AshfordCrime, Sex Scandals, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Jeffrey Epstein, a prominent money manager who owns sprawling homes in Palm Beach, New York, the Virgin Islands and other locales, was just charged as a sex trafficker and pedophile by federal prosecutors. Epstein, who has been accused repeatedly over the years of manipulating and molesting underage girls, was arrested at a New Jersey airport on Saturday, according to multiple media reports. The Daily Beast, which broke the news of … Read More

DOJ Swaps Out Lawyers In The Citizenship/Census Case

Ken AshfordCourts/Law, Immigration and Xenophobia, Supreme Court, Voter Suppression & Voter SecurityLeave a Comment

The Department of Justice switched up the team of lawyers representing the Trump administration in its push to get a citizenship question on the 2020 census, according to the Washington Post.  The DOJ announced the decision in a statement after the Post asked the department about the move. A person familiar with the matter told the Post that some career lawyers … Read More