Author Archives: Peter Van Buren

Mueller Time is Finally Over

Despite some muddled dissent, the special counsel said clearly that Trump never committed a chargeable crime.

Do Democrats Even Care About the Purple States?

If they want to win in 2020, they need to pay more attention to real life and less to the social media echo chamber.

Iraq Wrecked Me for Nothing

Most everything that happened in Iraq and Afghanistan has gone un-investigated, unheard of, or unpunished. Ancient History.

How Rachel Maddow Turned Into Infowars

She’s still spinning Russiagate conspiracy tales, even as her ratings come crashing down.

The Primordial Ooze of the Collusion Conspiracy

It all began with the infamous dossier, compiled by a former intelligence agent hired by Fusion GPS.

It Was All a Lie

Robert Mueller has come up empty handed, exposing two years of relentless Russiagate propaganda and the media that sold it.

America’s Apartheid of Dollars

Forget race: the real dividing line is class, with identity politics there to distract us into submission.

Paul Manafort: Eulogy for a Straw Man

The pivot from collusion to generic corruption only exposes how empty the process is.

Michael Cohen’s Flip Was a Flop

He said what he thought we wanted to hear–that Trump’s a liar and a cheat. But what about collusion?

Nervous Times For The U.S. Embassy in Caracas

Maduro ordered the staff out, Trump told them to stay. There are growing protests outside. So what happens next?

Can the New Tabloid Media Ever Be Redeemed?

No evidence, a transparently false narrative—it’s not the National Enquirer; it’s the past week in journalism.

What Does Free Speech Really Mean on Social Media?

The ACLU must recognize that the Constitution protects all of us–conservatives too–from censorship and de-platforming.

The Democrats Need a Brutal Primary to Beat Trump

No more favoritism, no more rigging. They can only win by weeding out the weak.

Mattis Marks End of the Global War on Terror

He is an artifact of a failed war policy and his departure was a long time coming.

The Top 10 Hottest (Political) Gifts for 2018

From Grow Your Own Putin to the speak-to-me Millennial doll, there is something to fill every need in this polarized, cracked-up year.

Springsteen’s Broadway Redemption is Not What You Think

The show is ‘as necessary as a last hospital visit with an old friend.’

Mueller’s Investigation is Missing One Thing: A Crime

If he had something on Trump, we would have been watching impeachment hearings by now.

You Don’t Have to Love Assange to Fear His Prosecution

It turns out the DOJ is going after the Wikileaks founder. The press should be very afraid.

There Will Be No Blue Wave

Contra the conventional wisdom, Democrats are far from having 2018 locked up.

Google Wants to Be Your Media Mommy

The company suggest it may have to protect us from the bad things that elected Trump and speech that makes us feel unsafe.

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