Category Trump

Stephen Mnuchin Confirmed for Treasury

Herr Trump’s nomination of Stephen Mnuchin, the godfather of the foreclosure crisis, may have come as something of a shock to some, way way back six weeks ago when people were still talking about #draintheswamp. Remember that bullshit?

Coal v. Free Market

For all the GOP bluster about how great the so-called “free market” is, they may be somewhat disappointed to learn that it does not consider coal the energy of the future. ThinkProgress has an interesting piece on this, which, sadly, most of us already kind of knew. Yep! Sorry, folks, cheap natural gas and renewables […]

ProPublica Explains Deutsche Bank

ProPublica.org explains the relationship between the maligned German bank and so-called President Trump. Not only does he owe the bank hundreds of millions of dollars but he is now in charge of the regulators tasked with investigating Deutsche Bank.

Economic Policy Institute Petition

EPI has a petition up to demand that Trump & Co. not revoke a series of Obama-era worker protections

Financial Reform

Trump signed another fun executive order! Remember that law that said it was illegal for your financial advisor to give you advice that was contrary to your best interests?

Oops! #Puzder Employed Undocumented Immigrant

Ryan Grim at Huffington Post reports that Andrew Puzder, Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of Labor, hired an immigrant who was not eligible to work legally in this country to work in his home. Puzder has admitted to this.

#PresidentBannon

#PresidentBannon is on the cover of TIME Magazine: Everyone needs to buy a copy. Two copies. Three copies. When #SoCalledPresidentTrump sees that #Bannon outsold him he just might fire him. Worth a try, right?

Honestly, You Have to be Impressed

In a recent article in Current Affairs called “Why Republicans are Impressive” Michael Kinnucan explains the Republican strategy and how they are able to win elections despite–and because of–extreme positions. He is absolutely right. It is impressive. It is also terrifying that this strategy has worked so well, but we should all be impressed.

Reading the Trump Era

After Trump’s election people were suddenly interested in It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis.

Trump Begins Dismantling Financial Regulation

Poor, poor Wall Street, barely able to eke out record profits under these Draconian regulations.