Joe Conason

Why That Russian Dossier Can’t Be Ignored
February 20, 2017

Why That Russian Dossier Can’t Be Ignored

BY JOE CONASON To see Michael Flynn depart his White House post in a miasma of misconduct – amid memories of his “lock her up” speech about Hillary Clinton at the Republican convention last summer – was satisfying. To hear that he might be replaced as national security adviser by someone saner is reassuring. But…

‘Populist’ Trump Punks His Fans
February 6, 2017

‘Populist’ Trump Punks His Fans

BY JOE CONASON There was never any reason to think that Donald Trump’s stump-speech assaults on Wall Street banks and hedge funds were even momentarily sincere – but millions of working- and middle-class voters loved his populist rhetoric. Emerging from his gold-plated jet, Trump would roar about cracking down on the financial vultures who had…

The Hostile Transition Of Power
January 22, 2017

The Hostile Transition Of Power

BY JOE CONASON Everyone who wondered what Steve Bannon has been doing in Trump Tower now knows the answer: He has been drafting the new president’s vengeful and cliche-laden inaugural address, which is certainly the least impressive speech of its kind in memory and likely one of the worst in history. With its repeated harping…

Investigate The Hackers – And Ignore Trump’s Chaff
January 6, 2017

Investigate The Hackers – And Ignore Trump’s Chaff

BY JOE CONASON In the loud debate over the alleged Russian intelligence attack on our democratic system, Americans have heard all kinds of specious assertions from Donald Trump, his minions and others who, for their own reasons, reject the findings of the U.S. intelligence agencies. Trump clearly fears that a full investigation of those allegations…

The Message From The Manger
December 25, 2016

The Message From The Manger

BY JOE CONASON Celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is a custom familiar to everyone raised in Western cultures, whether or not they happen to share the Christian faith. So important is Christmas to Americans that even the traditional holiday greeting is misused as a partisan weapon – seized by a political figure no…

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