Joe Conason

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Let’s Not Neglect The Alpha Creep

BY JOE CONASON The accumulating allegations of sexual assault and harassment raised against Harvey Weinstein in recent days are deeply disturbing, and may well result in criminal prosecution of the Hollywood producer. Beyond Weinstein’s own fate, this latest episode in the very old history of women’s mistreatment by unscrupulous men seems likely to expose still…

We Need More Than ‘Thoughts And Prayers’
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We Need More Than ‘Thoughts And Prayers’

BY JOE CONASON Whenever someone commits a heinous gun crime like the massacre in Las Vegas, politicians swiftly assure us that the victims and their families are “in our thoughts and prayers.” What these mush-mouthed messages mean, in plain English, is that government, as embodied in those politicians, will do nothing to make the country…

Why Trump Is So Wrong On Iran
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Why Trump Is So Wrong On Iran

BY JOE CONASON The dangers of arrogance and ignorance are nowhere more starkly illustrated than in Donald Trump’s Oval Office, where anguished advisers seek constantly to steer a rogue president away from international disaster. And now the stakes of his stubborn stupidity have gone nuclear. Having disparaged the Iran nuclear deal for years – without…

Trump’s Deadly Ego Trip
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Trump’s Deadly Ego Trip

BY JOE CONASON Even before the embarrassing demise of his health care legislation, Donald Trump could no longer claim that he would “take care of everybody” with a “beautiful” new system that insures all Americans, regardless of their ability to pay. Such election-year vows were abandoned months ago, when the Trump White House allowed Republican…

Why Bob Mueller Is No Ken Starr
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Why Bob Mueller Is No Ken Starr

BY JOE CONASON As Robert Mueller pursues a wide-ranging investigation aimed at Donald Trump, members of Trump’s family, his appointees and his political associates, the president’s legal advisers have answered by attacking the legitimacy and fairness of the special counsel – which may be the prelude to executive action. The White House complains that Mueller…

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