Keith Girard

Jill Stein Takes Voter Recount Campaign to Trump Tower in New York (Video!) 2

Jill Stein Takes Voter Recount Campaign to Trump Tower in New York (Video!)

Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate who is leading efforts to force vote recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, took her campaign to Trump Tower in New York City today (Dec. 4) to provide an update on her efforts to ensure accurate vote counts. President-elect Donald Trump won those three states and solidified his election victory even though he’s losing the popular vote to rival Hillary Clinton by almost 2.5 million votes.... Read More...
Trump Billionaire Cabinet Picks Could Reap $$$ Millions When They Take Office 6

Trump Billionaire Cabinet Picks Could Reap $$$ Millions When They Take Office

High-rolling financiers and Goldman Sachs bankers could score major tax windfalls–amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars–by taking jobs in Donald Trump’s billionaire boy’s club cabinet. And, you wonder why the rich keep getting richer? The gold rush will start on day one, thanks to a little-known law designed–ironically–to ensure government integrity.... Read More...
Trump Private Sector Meddling Veers Into Russian Style Government Paternalism 12

Trump Private Sector Meddling Veers Into Russian Style Government Paternalism

Donald Trump is signaling that he intends to lord over the private sector with a heavy-handed Russian-style paternalism that will reward, or punish, corporations based on the degree they support his broader political objectives. Far from freeing the private sector from government shackles, the new Trump administration appears intent on meddling, at will, with business decisions that once were the reserve of corporate executives and their boards... Read More...
Steve Bannon Won't Be Appearing on a Kellogg's Cereal Box Anytime Soon 20

Steve Bannon Won’t Be Appearing on a Kellogg’s Cereal Box Anytime Soon

White House Chief strategist Steven Bannon, who previously ran Breitbart News, won’t be seeing his face on a Kellogg’s cereal box anytime soon. The massive food manufacturing company said today it’s pulling all of its ads from the hard-right propaganda outlet. The maker of such well-known cereals as Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran and Rice Krispies cited Breitbart’s promotion of racist, anti-Semitic, and misogynistic content as the reason for the move.... Read More...
With Donald Trump Tax Breaks, Corporate CEOs Plan to Line Their Own Pockets 24

With Donald Trump Tax Breaks, Corporate CEOs Plan to Line Their Own Pockets

Donald Trump is planning a massive corporate tax cut that he says will create new jobs and prompt companies to repatriate more than $1 trillion stashed overseas. But a new study predicts that CEO’s will choose to line their own pockets instead through massive stock buybacks. Corporations have been sitting on record amounts of cash for years and the pile is only going to get bigger. ... Read More...
Donald Trump Plans to Override State Laws Barring Concealed Carry Weapons 26

Donald Trump Plans to Override State Laws Barring Concealed Carry Weapons

President-elect Donald Trump is about to make the nation as a whole more like Louisiana, where lax state gun laws, allowing teenagers to carry concealed weapons, has led to the highest murder rate in the nation. Mitch Landreiu, the exasperated Mayor of New Orleans, has called his city “out of control” after the latest shootout turned historic Bourbon Street into the OK Corral.... Read More...
Why Jill Stein's Recount Matters; Donald Trump Has No One to Blame But Himself 28

Why Jill Stein’s Recount Matters; Donald Trump Has No One to Blame But Himself

Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate who probably cost Hillary Clinton the election, is now trying to redeem herself by organizing recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Donald Trump is protesting, naturally, but he has no one to blame but himself. Trump is the projected winner in all three states, although Michigan’s final tally is still out. Clinton needs to overturn the results in all three states to win the Electoral College, which votes for president on Dec. 19.... Read More...
Trump Rips Lid Off School Voucher Debate With New Education Secretary Nominee 30

Trump Rips Lid Off School Voucher Debate With New Education Secretary Nominee

President-elect Donald Trump has opened a political can of worms with his selection of billionaire businesswoman Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. It potentially will inject the federal government more deeply than ever in public school systems. DeVos, who now chairs the Windquest Group, a private investment firm, has never spent a day much less a career teaching in the nation’s public schools.... Read More...
Donald Trump Faces First Foreign Policy Test Over Vow to 'Rip Up' Iran Nuke Deal 32

Donald Trump Faces First Foreign Policy Test Over Vow to ‘Rip Up’ Iran Nuke Deal

Donald Trump, who accused rival Hillary Clinton of being the “war candidate” may find himself up to his neck in a military confrontation with Iran, if he moves ahead with a campaign promise to “rip-up” President Obama’s historic nuclear accord with the Islamic regime. The U.S. House last week, in a get-tough move in step with Trump’s campaign rhetoric, approved the Iran Sanctions Act, or ISA, for another 10 years.... Read More...
Donald Trump Lands World's Biggest Chick Magnet--the White House--Sans Melania 36

Donald Trump Lands World’s Biggest Chick Magnet–the White House–Sans Melania

Donald Trump confirmed that Melania and their 10-year-old son Barron will not join him immediately at the White House (if ever). Trump did not specify a time when the arrangement would change, setting the stage for another unprecedented moment in the nation’s history. No other president has resided in the White House without his wife going back to the founding of the country. ... Read More...
After Shaky Victory, Donald Trump Now Faces 'Rigged Election' Allegations 38

After Shaky Victory, Donald Trump Now Faces ‘Rigged Election’ Allegations

As Donald Trump’s deficit in the popular vote edges north of 1.5 million votes, the President-elect is now being confronted with election rigging allegations over Republican efforts to suppress Democratic votes, leading to his razor-thin victories in key swing states and the presidential election overall. The election was remarkable on its face, because it cut against almost every poll, which predicted Democrat Hillary Clinton would win key swing states like North Carolina and Florida. But she didn't.... Read More...
Cocaine Republican Eyes Political Return: A Case Study of White Privilege (video) 40

Cocaine Republican Eyes Political Return: A Case Study of White Privilege (video)

Trey Radel, a Florida Republican resigned in disgrace from Congress two years ago after a cocaine conviction. But he’s eyeing a political return and is hitting the talk show circuit. How’s that possible? It’s a case study in white privilege. The 2013 arrest briefly rose to national attention when it was revealed that Radel had voted to drug test poor people before they could receive food stamps and other social services.... Read More...

Keith Girard

Keith Girard has 30 years of experience as an award-winning reporter, editor-in-chief, and senior media executive. Keith’s career began in Washington, D.C., where he was a reporter for The Washington Post and a contributing editor for Regardie's and Washingtonian magazines. He also worked as a writer/producer in CNN's Washington Bureau and has written one book on the U.S. Marines in the Gulf War.