Dysfunction

Trump Playing With Fire

February 15, 2017 theFAULT 0

An item buried deep in The Guardian‘s story on Michael Flynn’s resignation presaged the brewing escalation of a feud between Republican President Donald Trump and the intelligence community of the United States: “…intelligence officials have now signalled […]

Russia

Ties to Russia Force Flynn to Resign

February 14, 2017 theFAULT 0

Republican President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has resigned “because of his contacts with the Russian ambassador to Washington and his subsequent attempts to cover up the true nature of those contacts,” The Guardian […]

Indivisible

‘Indivisible’ Gains Ground

February 11, 2017 theFAULT 0

“This week, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) became the latest Republican to see video of angry protesters shouting him down at an event in his hometown go viral,” according to The Hill. “Some, […]

Muslim Ban

Trump Snaps After Judicial Slap Down

February 9, 2017 theFAULT 0

“A panel of three federal appeals court judges on Thursday dealt another blow to President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning people from seven predominantly Muslim countries and all refugees from entering the United States,” […]

Fascism

Is Our ‘Reichstag Fire’ Moment Nigh?

February 9, 2017 theFAULT 0

Paul Waldman: “In February 1933, an arsonist set fire to the Reichstag, the German parliament building. When a young communist was arrested for the crime, Adolf Hitler, who had become chancellor one month before, declared […]

Senate

“Nevertheless, she persisted”

February 8, 2017 theFAULT 0

Attempting to silence the opposition, Senate Republicans voted to rebuke Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Tuesday “after she criticized a colleague, Senator Jeff Sessions, the nominee for attorney general, by reading a letter from Coretta Scott […]

Fascism

The Most Dangerous Man in America

February 8, 2017 theFAULT 0

Republican President Donald Trump’s chief advisor, white nationalist sympathizer Steve Bannon, is now in a position to wreak havoc on “the institutions of democracy” according to Spiegel. “I’m a Leninist… I want to bring everything […]

Fascism

GOP Votes to Scuttle Public Education

February 7, 2017 theFAULT 0

Despite staunch efforts by Democrats to block it, senate Republicans voted to confirm anti-public education crusader Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. TIME: “DeVos, a billionaire philanthropist from Michigan, has no experience either working in, or […]