David Atkins

Paul Ryan and the GOP Take Legal Bribes from the Kochs

The corruption is right out in the open: Just days after the House passed its version of the federal tax law slashing corporate tax rates, House Speaker Paul Ryan collected nearly $500,000 in campaign contributions from billionaire energy mogul Charles Koch and his wife, according to a recent campaign donor report. Koch and his brother David spent millions of dollars to get… Read more »

Trump’s Desperate, Deplorable Immigration Ad

I know that little Trump Republicans do has the power to shock us anymore, but the depravity of this newly released Trump campaign ad is still worth noting: “Democrats will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants.” Never mind the fact that undocumented immigrants commit fewer crimes on average than US citizens. Never mind that… Read more »

Trump Trolls Women’s March. But 2018 Will Troll Him Back.

Women (and men) are marching all across the United States today in a show of popular resistance to the Trump Administration. While the prior marches were an all-purpose cri de coeur against the election of an admitted sexual assailant and open racist, today’s march has an explicit focus on elections and the 2018 midterms: This second march… Read more »

Trump Needs a Win. He Can Get One By Keeping his DACA Promises.

Donald Trump is miserable. Not just in the generic way that the president’s infinite void of decency and desperate need for approval always makes him unhappy, but in a very specific way: on the very anniversary of his inauguration, Trump and the Republican Party have managed to shut down the government despite holding all the levers… Read more »