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    Trump and his administration have institutionalized bullshit by disconnecting actions and rhetoric from fact and truth. Their willingness to say anything so long as the results trick the gullible and advance their interests is shocking. Now, congressional inaction on further pandemic economic relief has compounded the Trump con game and opened the door to a...
    Dr. Mary Trump’s recent book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, has brought renewed attention to the mental health of the 45th president of the United States at a much-needed time. Much of Dr. Trump’s narrative matches the analysis of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and...
    The TikTok saga is proving another deep pool for reflection about the appropriate role for government – this time in private business, the seemingly endless political need to build fear of The Other—the Chinese government, and the flip-flopping from our White House. So, let’s see what we can learn from this case that might apply...
    Mary Trump’s book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, gives an unprecedented firsthand look at a president through the lens of a mental health expert, echoing the unprecedented first-time-in-history consensus of thousands of mental health experts who came forth with concerns about a U.S. president. Dr. Justin Frank, a...
    Donald Trump & Co. have thrown the already rapidly collapsing America off an economic cliff. Over the next few weeks, they will pound the wreckage, even set it afire, unless they get a lucrative new favor for Corporate America. The Trumpians are actively ruining our economy because, in a perverse way, they share the belief...
    As Nevada’s COVID-19 deaths set new records daily throughout July, rumors raged that Gov. Steve Sisolak would soon re-close Las Vegas casinos. But that would be too late for 22  dead employees. Donald Trump ignored medical advice and pressed states to “liberate” their economies. The mega-casinos of the famed “strip” responded by ending their 78-day...
    Back a couple of months ago, when coronavirus spikes were limited to the Northeast and Donald Trump was still taking over the daily virus briefings at the White House, the Justice Department was trotted out to announce a big effort to curtail profiteering by those manufacturers and re-sellers of personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitizer and...
    A cowardly Supreme Court punted yesterday on two investigations that could reveal Donald Trump and his Trump Organization as major league criminal tax cheats. In its weaselly 7-2 Trump decisions, both written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court stood yet again for the idea that you can get as much justice as you...
    The Trump EPA is trying to stack an advisory committee on drinking water to continue to help polluters and cost-conscious water utilities even if Trump loses in November. The EPA is asking for nominations to fill five seats on the National Drinking Water Advisory Council for three-year terms that would start in December. The council...
    Child Labor Day is June 12, designed to draw attention to the more than 200 million children forced to work. Many toil on cocoa plantations, sew soccer balls at home and make in sweatshops the expensive sports shoes worn by children and their parents. Don’t expect anything from the Trump White House, which is focused...
    New research published in Nature Communications indicates that selfish people tend to recall being more generous than they actually were. The findings suggest that memory plays a role in warding off threats to people’s moral self-image.“Most people firmly believe that they are moral beings, and what’s fascinated many psychologists is that this belief is held...