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How embarrassing: Trump threatens to go full dictator -- but can't even manage to do that right

I have a confession. Very recently — like maybe two days ago — I had mostly stopped watching Donald Trump’s daily coronavirus briefings, even though it’s my job. (Please, don’t tell the boss.) I watch until I get to the point where I have to either turn off the TV or resort to throwing the remote against the wall. I mean, it’s only lies and obfuscations and, of course, Trump’s toddler-like, watch-me, watch-me need for attention.

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The coronavirus news has gotten so bad that Trump is forced to try telling the truth

I heard something strange and remarkable and frightening at the White House coronavirus press briefing Tuesday. I’m pretty sure it was something very much like the truth.

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Can anti-Trumpists somehow win the impeachment trial while still losing?

Now that the Senate impeachment trial of one Donald J. Trump is actually upon us, I’m preparing myself for long days with C-SPAN, for the onslaught of truth-challenged Trumpian tweets, for the name-calling that will likely reach record decibel levels, for Jason Crow’s big debut on the national stage, for the unlikely, made-for-SNL return of Clinton-hounding Ken Starr as Trump defender, and, yes, for the inevitable letdown once it’s over.

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Baltimore’s response to Trump: Better to have a few rats than to be one

It is way too late to be shocked when Donald Trump — now apparently running for re-election as a full-throated racist — attacks a majority-black city like Baltimore as a “disgusting rat and rodent infested mess” in one tweet, which he followed with, “No human being would want to live there.”

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We know Pelosi is deep into Trump’s head -- but what exactly is she looking for?

We can all agree that Nancy Pelosi is driving Donald Trump crazy, by which I mean, of course, crazier than usual. We can agree, too, and that no one has ever gotten this far into his head — not Comey, not Mueller, not anyone.

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The smart move would be not to impeach Trump -- but is it the right move?

So now that we have the damning Mueller Report, or much of it, in hand, the obvious question is what the hell we should do with it.

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Does Trump really believe his own lies?

As we all know, Donald Trump is the sociopathic liar of our time and, just possibly, of any time. It’s not only that he lies so frequently, but that he lies so brazenly. But knowing that he lies doesn’t solve one the great puzzles of the Trump era — whether the guy himself actually believes anything that comes out of his mouth. 

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Is Uncle Joe Biden really ready to apologize for Biden being Biden?

The question now being hotly debated in Democratic circles is whether Uncle Joe Biden is too creepy — or, at minimum, too handsy — to run for president.

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This was the most depressing thing about the Michael Cohen hearing -- but it was also utterly unsurprising

The most depressing part of Michael Cohen’s dramatic testimony Wednesday was not his expected revelations that the president of the United States is a con man, a crook, a fraud, a liar, a bully and more. 

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How hot does a smoking gun need to be before Trump is truly burned?

My first reaction to the no-longer-so-explosive Buzzfeed report that Donald Trump had directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the timing of his negotiations for a Moscow Trump Tower was that, yeah, of course he had.

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