Joe Conason

My Last Cup Of Starbucks
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My Last Cup Of Starbucks

BY JOE CONASON The biography of Howard Schultz is the stuff of American capitalist folklore: a man who grew up in a Brooklyn housing project and amassed a fortune worth billions. Now he proposes to repay America by imposing the ruinous rule of Donald Trump for another four years. Like so many billionaires, including President…

A Conspiracy Theory That Makes Sense
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A Conspiracy Theory That Makes Sense

BY JOE CONASON Like so many other things in American life, political conspiracy theories just aren’t as good as they used to be. Back in the years before the Civil War, the Know-Nothings told one another that the pope was sending Catholic immigrants – the forebears of many of today’s anti-immigrant fanatics – to take…

What The Shutdown Really Means
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What The Shutdown Really Means

BY JOE CONASON The unprecedented government shutdown is approaching the end of its first month with no foreseeable relief. The costs and the risks are quickly becoming intolerable. The notion of any upside to this fiasco is absurd. Yet we can at least hope that the American people, often afflicted with historical amnesia, will learn…

The Grim Truth About Impeachment
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The Grim Truth About Impeachment

BY JOE CONASON Sometime during the coming year, Americans are almost certain to confront the question of whether to impeach Donald Trump. The facts that have emerged over the year just past raise grave suspicions about him, his actions and his fitness for office. And still more information will be set before us in the…

The Rule Of Law Or The Shadow Of Tyranny
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The Rule Of Law Or The Shadow Of Tyranny

BY JOE CONASON Those old enough to recall the presidential politics of the 1990s may still hear a certain righteous sentence ringing in their ears: “We must uphold the rule of law.” With irrefutable simplicity, those words were uttered in numbing repetition by the Republicans who pursued Bill and Hillary Clinton for years, at a…

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