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Birds of a feather? President Trump and Lyndon LaRouche

Published on November 4, 2016 By Dennis King

Introduction The election of Donald Trump as U.S. President was not just reality-TV magic. It was the culmination of a succession of efforts, dating back more than a century, to inject conspiracy theories and bigotry into the election process on a massive scale by way of populist upheavals and the sly manipulation of legitimate concerns. […]

FBI Director James Comey’s October Surprise: a Republican “coup d’etat”?

Published on October 30, 2016 By Dennis King

“Coup,” as in coup d’etat, is a funny word. It can denote a conspiracy or it can denote a relatively open usurpation of power, or a gradual part-open/part-covert one, as in the rise to power of Hitler. Congressman Jerry Nadler took a lot of heat in the late 1990s by calling the Republican impeachment proceedings […]

Dr. Drew Pinsky’s latest pseudo-diagnosis: Clinton is brain-damaged, but Trump is like a fearless fighter pilot!

Published on August 22, 2016 By Dennis King

Cable TV’s Dr. Drew Pinsky (“Dr. Drew”) appears to be providing a bit of help for Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign, according to reports by Douglas Perry in The Oregonian¬†and Samantha Allen in The Daily Beast. Dr. Drew–joining the chorus of right-wing rumor mongers who allege that Hillary Clinton is having seizures and suffering from dementia–made […]

Hillary should cut Melania some slack on the plagiarism issue

Published on July 19, 2016 By Dennis King

It’s probable that portions of Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention were lightly rephrased versions of passages from a Michele Obama speech. If this was done by a speech writer, Melania is not really guilty of anything. If it was done by Melania, it suggests that maybe her view of the Obamas is […]

Denial and self-deception: how Trump’s fans defend his anti-Semitic use of the Star of David

Published on July 5, 2016 By Dennis King

I’ve been monitoring the efforts of Trump supporters (including some who are, or hint at being, Jewish) to dampen the controversy triggered by his July 2 tweeting of an image of the Jewish star (Star of David) and Hillary Clinton, with a pile of cash in the background. Although Trump aides have replaced the Jewish […]