Letter to the Editor: Administration prioritizes loyalty over competence

One of the sad ironies of this administration is that it considers personal loyalty to Trump far ahead of any loyalty to the country. This means that critical jobs, like the Director of National Intelligence or the Attorney General, are picked solely on the basis not of competence, but of personal loyalty. The results of […]

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Letter to the Editor: Don’t listen to the President’s COVID-19 cure claims

COVID-19 is a NOT a Chinese Virus. It is a coronavirus that has mutated to become one of the most lethal respiratory infections of this generation. There has been discrimination throughout our country against Chinese and Asian-Americans as a result of President Trump’s racist rhetoric. Though there is some information about using chloroquine phosphate, an […]

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Chief Health Officer Fumbles

In an exchange yesterday between Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) and acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf (another acting secretary, rather than a permanent one), at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing, Wolf got the statistics for the death rates of coronavirus and influenza wrong (it appears to be around 2% for coronavirus; the death rate from […]

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Letter to the Editor: Trump stands knee-deep in his own swamp

In his inaugural address, Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington. The “swamp” has been mostly drained, but it’s not the one Trump had in mind; instead it’s the one he himself stands in knee-deep. Some of his “swamp companions” have already been removed and can now add “convicted felon” to their resumes. […]

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Letter to the editor: Surprised by lack of standards for a president

After reading a recent letter to the editor, it appears that some people have minimum standards for voting for a president that do not include honesty, integrity, the rule of law, understanding and adherence to the Constitution, support and teamwork with our international allies, an understanding of the disastrous implications of global warming and a […]

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Another Day in Gaslit Nation

Reposted from “Letters from an American,” historian Heather Cox Richardson This entire day felt like an exercise in gas lighting. From this morning’s statement by the president to the announcement tonight that Vice President Mike Pence has indefinitely postponed a Monday speech on Iran policy, we seem to be operating in a fog. While we […]

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Facts You Need to Know As We Move to the Senate Trial

Compelled by our duty to Constitution and country, the House impeached President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate must now do its duty and conduct a fair trial. These are the key facts you need to remember about Trump's misconduct: pic.twitter.com/JgXv5IUnwK — Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 6, 2020

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Letter to the Editor: An open letter to Senator McSally

The House is doing the right thing by impeaching Donald Trump for his abuse of power and obstruction of justice related to coercing foreign influence on our election. I come from a rally at Flagstaff City Hall where citizens came out in the freezing cold to express our outrage with the abuses carried out by […]

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Judiciary Committee: Grounds for Impeachment

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee issued this 658-page report laying out the grounds for impeachment of the President.

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The Articles and the Evidence

Today, the House Judiciary Committee issued two Articles of Impeachment. In announcing them, Chairman Nadler said this: “Over the last several months, the investigative committees of the House have been engaged in an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s efforts to solicit foreign interference in the 2020 elections—efforts that compromised our national security and threatened […]

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