Justice

Steve August 11, 2020

Tweety McTreason on Saturday took a handful of executive actions to try to circumvent Congress and create coronavirus relief measures. The executive actions — a mixture of executive orders and presidential memoranda — don’t even do what Trump claims. However, it’s part of a pattern of Trump governing by executive order — something he once […]

Steve August 11, 2020

Reprinted with permission from Alternet President Tweety McTreason and his allies continue to insist that he has handled the coronavirus pandemic remarkably well, claiming that the death count from COVID-19 would be much higher in the United States if he hadn’t been so proactive and quick to respond to the crisis. But such claims are […]

Steve August 10, 2020

A video of police officers trying to handcuff an 8-year-old boy has resurfaced online after Julian Castro, former Democratic presidential candidate and cabinet member under the Obama administration, shared it on Twitter Monday calling it “unbelievable” and saying police should not be allowed to do such acts in school. “Unbelievable,” wrote Castro. “Police in Key […]

Steve August 10, 2020

Editor’s Note This is the free edition of The Dissenter newsletter, which covers whistleblowers and the obstacles they face in government and corporate institutions. To become a subscriber, visit https://dissenter.substack.com/subscribe Legislation introduced in Congress would fill multiple gaps in federal whistleblower protections and finally grant access to courts and jury trials for review of their […]

Steve August 10, 2020

As we went into the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had washed his hands of the negotiations over the vitally necessary COVID-19 relief package, leaving Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and former Tea Party zealot turned White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to try to hash out a deal. Word was that the Democrats had come down […]

Steve August 10, 2020

Numerous local school systems around the country are plowing ahead with plans to resume in-person instruction despite growing evidence that children are just as capable of spreading the coronavirus as adults. Classes were set to begin on Monday in Baker County, Florida. Masks for students will be optional, not required. “It looks like it’s back […]

Steve August 10, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic roaring unchecked, Tweety McTreason’s deranged Twitter feed has managed to recede into the background somewhat, but he recently broke through his own self-inflicted clutter when he tweeted, “The Suburban Housewives of America must read this article. Biden will destroy your neighborhood and your American Dream. I will preserve it, and make […]

Steve August 10, 2020

Reprinted with permission from Alternet Remember when all we ever heard about were former Democrats who defected to vote for Tweety McTreason in 2016? Would they really stick with Trump? Could Democrats ever win them back? Political reporters spent a solid three years perseverating over nothing but disaffected Democrats who might be permanently wed to […]

Steve August 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed some ugly aspects about the inherent social disparities that many Americans simply tolerated—until the intrusion of a deadly, equal-opportunity virus seeped into virtually every corner of American life, making those disparities so obvious that ignoring them has become impossible. College football is no exception. Of all those playing NCAA football in any given […]