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Trump apologist thinks president made ‘huge mistake’ by admitting he won’t peacefully give up power

Is there a Trump win in the Supreme Court mess even if confirmation of a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg somehow is delayed?

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Here's why Trump is happy that Justice Ginsburg died

Is there a Trump win in the Supreme Court mess even if confirmation of a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg somehow is delayed?

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Bill Barr Goes full-on right-wing nutjob

Are you kidding me? Sedition? From 1798?

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Trump administration keeps hiring companies with histories of ripping off our government

If you needed a plumber or a caterer, you would avoid a service provider who had in the past tried to bill you for work not performed or grossly overcharged for what was completed. The Trump Administration takes a different approach. In selecting contractors to provide the goods and services the federal government needs to deal with the pandemic, it has turned to dozens of corporations with a history of cheating Uncle Sam.

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How income-tax secrecy benefits Trump --and hurts you

As Donald Trump fights to keep his tax and business records from Manhattan prosecutors it’s time to alert Americans that tax returns used to be public. Congress could make them public again. If it did every honest taxpayer would benefit.

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Analysis of IRS data shows Trump's presidency has been very good for the richest Americans

If you are in the 99% here is how well you are faring under Trump policies compared to the 1%: for each dollar of increased income that you earned in 2018, each One-Percenter got $88 more income.

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Expert: New books make it clear -- Trump is a threat to every human being on Earth

We have a mass killer, a killer-in-chief, as our president, which is a truth that must be confronted.

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Renowned psychiatrist explains how Trump has imposed a ‘malignant normality’ — just like the Nazis did

Whereas we could not have predicted a pandemic three years ago, the authors of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President anticipated how the president would respond, should there be a crisis.  We tried to warn the public of the very consequences we are witnessing today: the loss of many lives and livelihoods of Americans.

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Trump's payroll tax ploy ploy endangers Social Security — and it will have to be paid back next year

A passing news item about taxes caught my attention as an example of why people can find government so annoying at times.

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Radical Republicans ramrodded a law through Congress and -- you guessed it -- the rich made out like bandits

The first data showing how all Americans are faring under Donald Trump reveals the poor and working classes sinking slightly, the middle-class treading water, the upper-middle-class growing, and the richest among us luxuriating in rising rivers of greenbacks.

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When a tax cut isn't a tax cut at all

A passing news item about taxes caught my attention as an example of why people can find government so annoying at times.

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Mental health experts break down the 4 main psychological factors driving Trump supporters to cling to the president — despite his many failures

A looming question in today’s political climate is:  Why do Donald Trump’s devotees continue to support him despite the carnage of his well-documented failures?  Although we are in the middle of a deadly pandemic that is surging and not contained, Trump seems to maintain a base support of 35% to 40%.  What are the psychological factors that influence or underpin his supporters’ attraction to him? And might this provide some perspective on how to change these supporters’ minds?

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The Trump-radical Republicans' convention message: 'It's all wonderful!'

Donald Trump blames the sudden appearance of the COVID-19, and the stubborn effects it has created, for blowing the country’s economic success – and for damaging his promised American Greatness.

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Trump's gaslighting $400 bait-and-switch scheme does nothing for unemployed Americans

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 cynical political ploy that could bury millions.

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‘Loser’: A leading psychiatrist takes a detailed look into Trump’s narcissistic pathologies

Mary Trump’s book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, is an extraordinary account from the perspective of a family member of the president who happens to have the rare insight of a clinical psychologist.  Her conclusions complement and confirm those of thousands of mental health experts who have also come forth about a U.S. president in historically unprecedented ways.  Dr. John Zinner, one of those psychiatrists, is also a leading psychoanalyst and clinical professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine, who previously served in the U.S. Public Health Service and as the former head of the Unit on Family Therapy Studies at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). 

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What in the world is Trump trying to do with TikTok?

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 more broadly.

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A psychiatrist dissects Donald Trump: A lonely, terrified boy — afraid of his father and unloved by his mother

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 psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Washington, DC, and former clinical professor at George Washington University Medical Center, was among those voices, publishing his book, Trump on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President, two years earlier. 

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A psychiatrist's assessment of Trump

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How Trump and the radical Republicans are pushing America's economy over a cliff

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.

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COVID-19 on The Strip: Las Vegas workers are forced to gamble with their lives

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.

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'The paradigm for toxic masculinity': Clinical psychologist pegs Trump as a man 'plagued with inadequacy who hates and fears' strong women

Dr. Mary Trump’s new book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, made publishing history in the same way as has The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President, edited by DCReport contributor Bandy X. Lee, a Yale forensic psychiatrist.  Both mark historic events: never has a family member with professional training come forth about the mental unfitness of a president, as never have thousands of mental health professionals come forth with their concerns about any president of any party, in U.S. history.   This week, Dr. Lee interviewed Dr. Ellyn Kaschak, one of the founders of the field of feminist psychology, a faculty member of San Jose State University in California, and editor of the Journal of Women and Therapy for over 20 years.  She wrote a chapter on women’s suffering under the current presidency for The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.

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The battle of Portland is just plain crazy — but what else would you expect in Donald Trump’s dystopian America?

The more we hear about the streets of Portland, Ore, the nuttier that situation sounds – on all sides.

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Pandemic price gouging: Here's why ‘the market’ can’t regulate The trade in PPE and other vital healthcare supplies

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 ventilators.

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Betsy DeVos wants to turn millions of children into pandemic lab rats

The trouble with actually listening to Education Sec. Betsy DeVos and other Trump cabinet members is that their words lead nowhere.

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Why 'the market' can't regulate the trade in PPE and other vital pandemic supplies

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 ventilators.

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