John Aravosis
Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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What really happened in Niger?

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Today’s White House press briefing was unusually illuminating. Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked a lot of questions about the growing scandal over Donald Trump’s ...
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Anderson Cooper blasts Trump for using Gen. Kelly’s dead son as political fodder

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Yesterday, Donald Trump used the dead son of his chief of staff, General John Kelly, as political fodder. Trump was fighting back against a growing chorus of condemnation over his failure ...
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Sean Hannity, useful idiot.

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In national security circles, a “useful idiot” is an American citizen who unwittingly works for a foreign intelligence agency, and is so dumb that he doesn’t even ...

The Case for Impeachment

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The news from Puerto Rico grows more dire. Donald Trump revs up his efforts to incite war with North Korea and Iran. Trump last week took new steps to undercut the Affordable Care Act, ...

World War III

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GOP senator Bob Corker warns of World War III under Donald Trump (I think he meant both North Korea and Iran), and Steve Bannon declares war on the Republican party. I’m looking ...

Neither Weinstein nor Trump

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Republicans are trying to hang accused sexual harasser, and big Democratic donor, Harvey Weinstein around the Democrats’ neck, but they forget one thing: We didn’t make ...
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I did Nazi that coming

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A Black Lives Matter chapter in Virginia recently shut down an ACLU training about protecting protesters’ freedom of speech because, the BLM activists argue, the ACLU supports ...

“Radical Islamic deer” and the violence in Vegas

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At least 59 are dead in Las Vegas and over 500 injured after a gunman went on a rampage that’s become an all-too-familiar sight. In our latest podcast, Cliff Schecter and I do ...
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GOP to let felons skip background checks for silencers

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In the wake of yet another mass-shooting, this time in Las Vegas, the Republican Congress is planning to vote this week on legislation permitting felons, and everyone else, to buy silencers ...
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Stop playing golf and do your damn job

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Most of us didn’t vote for Donald Trump. And we know his campaign colluded with the Russians when he wasn’t busy bragging about groping women, ogling teenage beauty queens, ...
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New GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore wants to make gays illegal

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Roy Moore, the new Republican nominee to be US Senator from Alabama, wants to make gay people illegal. We need to stop Roy Moore. Donate to Moore’s progressive opponent, Doug ...
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The War on Brown People

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Donald Trump cares more about a dozen people of color kneeling during a football game than he does 3 million Puerto Ricans without power, water or food. Because: Brown people. In our ...

Did McCain just save Obamacare?

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John McCain shocked everyone yesterday (Friday, September 22) by saying he won’t be voting for the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal Obamacare next week. Specifically, McCain reiterated ...
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