How to watch ‘Our Cartoon President’ for free

May 14, 2019

Desperate hours call for desperate slapsticks. Created by Olympic-level satirist Stephen Colbert, Our Cartoon President is a political slapstick presented in the medium perfect for the times: a cartoon. Sure, a bumble commander-in-chief is front and center, but the humorous blight at the core of American politics doesn’t end with Donald Trump in this show. His party cohorts including Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, and Mike Pence are there, together with…

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Trumps antics over Iran have endangered us all. The stakes are now lethally high | Jonathan Freedland

May 12, 2019

In withdrawing from the nuclear deal, the US not the abhorrent Iranian regiman is the rascal government risking world security, says Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland Such is the carnival of the Trump presidency, it can be tempting- especially for those outside the US- to view it as sight, a long-running reality TV show that veers between The Apprentice and House of Cards. But every now and then comes a reminder…

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Teflon Don: how Trump the mafia boss fought the law and won

April 25, 2019

After Mueller, the president is being compared to mobsters from John Gotti to Tony Soprano. And yet he remains in office ” You gotta do this. You gotta call Rod …” It was 17 June 2017. The Sopranos, the most skilled misdemeanour honchoes manage to remain untouchable even as their officers and footsoldiers are picked off. Trump “ve managed” withstand sitting down for the purposes of an in-person interview with…

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Why is Donald Trump obsessed with Bane in The Dark Knight Rises?

April 22, 2019

Is this supervillain the various kinds of role model we expect the US president to adopt? There are many superheroes an The Dark Knight Returns features a version of Superman who is in thrall to Ronald Reagan. In the movie version of the Avengers in Marvel comics that was put together by George W Bush. With so many virtuous options available to him, it seems bizarre that Donald Trump has…

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White House report has a lot of superheroes listed as interns

April 1, 2019

The White House released a report compiled by its Council of Economic Consultant that included the names of several comic book and fantasy characters rostered as interns. The 2019 Economic Report of the President was released on Tuesday and included a number of things President Donald Trump will likely highlight in the coming months. However, buried on page 624 of the report of the working, is a list of a…

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True romance? The intriguing tale of the Russian agent and her Republican lover

March 28, 2019

Was Maria Butinas involvement with an eccentric political operative true love or, as attorneys allege, a facade to assist the Kremlin infiltrate Americas conservative upper-clas? Most intrigues don’t end in indictment- but then again, the relationship between Maria Butina and Paul Erickson isn’t like most romances. If anything, the love story between a gun-loving Russian covert agent and a conservative activist cum alleged fraudster, reads like a Coen brethren movie….

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Anti-Trump op-ed prompts guessing game on author’s identity

September 17, 2018

Text of New York Times article is drawn apart in hunt for clues about identity of senior administration official who wrote it An he New York Times by an anonymous senior administration official claiming to be part of a “resistance” running “from within” to thwart Donald Trump’s” worst tendencies” set off a wild guessing game inside and outside the White House on the author’s identity. In an exceptional move, a…

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This mafia style of government makes Trump a role model for all autocrats | Jonathan Freedland

September 2, 2018

Punishing commentators like John Brennan is part of the US presidents ongoing abuse of power and normalisation of autocracy, says the Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland More than 18 months into his presidency, Donald Trump’s modus operandi- and the danger it represents- is clear. His working method is that of the mafia boss and gangland chieftain, daily wielding his ability to settle scores, teach lessons and crush dissent. Anyone who’s seen…

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