The Republican Party has been funneling money from foreign anti-Democratic regimes and "investors" into the nation's political processes for decades. The money is, and has been, used to buy "absolute power" domestically for the Republican Party; and influence and control in American politics for enemies of democracy.
Trump wants a war. Before taking the photos and claims we're being fed at face value, we might think about a couple of things, historical and factual, that make this whole incident appear to be very dubious.
Brexiters have their own MAGA. They want the "Five Hundred Year Myth," of England; harking back to an entirely self-sufficient England that ruled the world - which never existed.
President Donald Trump has floated the idea of buying Greenland multiple times in the last two weeks. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has called the notion “absurd.” Even so, there are sound reasons why major powers are more than...
"Global Warming," as a legislative human rights issue, is about owning the sources of the energy we use. Global warming, as an environmental issue, is largely incomprehensible and made overwhelmingly so by the professional disinformers.
So, the "economy" is booming. Or is it? If the only measure of the success of the economy is the stock market, which measures the optimism of the rich that they will continually get richer and richer, at a faster and faster rate of growth, then that's not necessarily good for the rest of us.
In a nation that lectures other nations around the world about human rights violations, it is almost laughable that MY basic rights and dignity should even be a subject for debate!
There are many traps for conscientious candidates who run against a sociopathic demogogue who shows no hesitation to damage society or abuse the powers of the presidency to win at any cost. Avoiding them is critical.
It's like the Republicans have built a scale where the fulcrum is so far to the right that conservatism would be in the center and issues most Americans support are "far left".
After having to cave, how small does Trump look now to his rabid cult (at least his tiny fingers now look proportionate to them)? Trump failed and was beaten by a woman which to misogynist believers in Trump, is a double whammy.

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