Lost in the Sauce: March 23 – 28

Welcome to Lost in the Sauce, keeping you caught up on political and legal news that often gets buried in distractions and theater… or a global health crisis. Figuring out how to divide the COVID-19 content from the “regular” news has been difficult because the pandemic is influencing all aspects of life. Some of the stories […]

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Trump’s coronavirus response: Aid for those who praise and pay

Welcome, dear readers, to the first installment of keep_track’s coronavirus roundup. I intend to keep these focused on the administration’s response to the pandemic, in the hopes of increasing accountability for the government’s actions. Up until this point, keep_track has been centered on investigations into Trump, but I think the magnitude of what we’re facing […]

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Lost in the Sauce: March 8 – 14

Welcome to Lost in the Sauce, keeping you caught up on political and legal news that often gets buried in distractions and theater. Two important things: FIRST, since the coronavirus was the one big story last week, I’m going to do away with the “Main Course” division this week – these are all “sides” in the […]

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Lost in the Sauce: March 1 – 7

Welcome to Lost in the Sauce, keeping you caught up on political and legal news that often gets buried in distractions and theater. Two important things: FIRST, the headings will guide you through this piece. The Main Course covers the “big” stories and The Sides covers the “smaller” stories. SECOND: If you enjoy my work, please consider becoming a patron. I […]

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Lost in the Sauce: Feb. 23 – 29

Welcome to Lost in the Sauce, keeping you caught up on political and legal news that often gets buried in distractions and theater. Two important things: FIRST, the headings will guide you through this piece. The Main Course covers the “big” stories and The Sides covers the “smaller” stories. SECOND: If you enjoy my work, please consider becoming a patron. I […]

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Trump’s incompetence, authoritarian patterns continue with coronavirus response

Botched from the start Our first inkling that the Trump administration was already bungling the coronavirus response came over a week ago when hundreds of Americans were evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Over CDC objections, the State Department allowed 14 infected patients to fly on the same plane as other individuals who had already completed […]

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Trump’s war on the intelligence community: 10 days under an authoritarian administration

Introduction Over the past 10 days, we’ve seen Trump fully indulge his authoritarian impulses in an attempt to stamp out any inkling of facts that he dislikes – whether that be for personal, egocentric reasons or to shore up political strength. One could argue the true “start” of this no-holds-barred dictatorial spree actually stretches back […]

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