A Guest Post from Alby Damned
Welcome to the Protest Presidency of Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, proprietor.
It’s becoming obvious, at the start of the second week of the Trump Interregnum, that it’s Steve Bannon with his hands on the marionette’s strings. Dozens of pundits, including Digby, have come to that conclusion:
Trump’s Muslim ban drew larger crowds Sunday than Saturday at airports around the country,
If we keep holding these parades, the more Democratic politicians want to get out in front of them.
The order isn’t going over well even among Republicans. One significant conservative power center isn’t happy about the ban: the Koch brothers.
More evidence that the GOP’s crackup is going to be just as jarring as the Democratic Party’s has been.
This move – undermining the judiciary by questioning its impartiality – is straight from the Imposing Fascism playbook:
They’re continuing their attempt to intimidate the press, too. Maybe it’s just me, but does Kelly Ann Conway sound a little … shrill?
Most Americans are unaware we’ve been fighting a clandestine war in Yemen for a year now. Officially it’s a Saudi operation, but we provide support – and, under the Trump regime, boots on the ground. We also now have our first American casualties:
Almost forgotten amid the Trumpian chaos was a fairly strong nor’easter late last week, which impacts Sussex County’s beaches, as detailed by TNJ’s Molly Murray:
And, finally, a nice pep talk for the long fight ahead from a Kossack who had been quiet since December:
Alby Damned is the nom de guerre of retired journalist and talk show host Al Mascitti. He lives in Hockessin.