Susan Collins, you’re no Lisa Murkowski

Hello, readers of Starr In Dissent — I’m the guest blogger today (thanks, hubby!), with a piece that I finished earlier this week and one that was written in great fury and sadness. All comments are welcome. Thanks, Jan By Jan B. Warrington A question for Susan Collins: How will you treat your friends who’ve […]

So it has come to this

In the week when Senator John McCain was being praised everywhere but the White House for a lifetime of principle and honor, the president of the United States was talking of violence against Democrats and journalists. On Monday he told evangelists in Washington that if Republicans lost the mid-term election, Democrats “will overturn everything that […]

This is an emergency.

The Trump administration has begun revoking the citizenship of Americans born in the United States, even confiscating U.S. passports at the border, according to tonight’s report in The Washington Post. These include Americans not only born here but who served in the U.S. armed forces, who are Hispanic and were delivered years ago by midwives. […]

Our American Traitor

Today President Trump put his country into the orbit of Russia’s allies. As long as he is president, the United States is no longer an independent nation but a Russian satellite willing to do its bidding like the Soviet satellites of fifty years ago. And the longer he remains president and continues to damage the […]

GOP silence signals assent

Trump Tries to Destroy the West By David Leonhardt, Opinion Columnist, The New York Times, June 10, 2018   President Trump at the Group of 7 summit meeting in Quebec on Friday.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times The alliance between the United States and Western Europe has accomplished great things. It won two world wars in the first […]

Trump claims immunity from all laws

Trump’s legal memo to Robert Mueller is a recipe for tyranny A clear and present danger to the rule of law By Matthew Yglesias,, Jun 3, 2018, 8:30am EDT Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images Essentially all presidents sooner or later end up commissioning lawyers to put forward an expansive view of presidential power, but those lawyers […]