Lies, Damn Lies, and Swamp Metaphors

“Drain the swamp” was always an empty slogan that meant nothing — and I mean NOTHING — to Donald Trump. It was a phony sales pitch, a focus-group-tested bald-faced lie. And his supporters bought it hook, line, and metaphorical sinker…. Continue Reading →

Wrap-It-Up Republicans

The key question to these Republican obstructers is this: Why would you want to stop an investigation that is 1) attempting to ascertain how our 2016 presidential election was attacked and by whom, and 2) producing serious evidence of corruption… Continue Reading →

President Trump Is an Addict

Ultimately, one day Donald wakes up in the White House, with his drug paraphernalia of choice — a smartphone and a Twitter app — and the entire world as his audience. Like the drug-addled guitar player whose band gets a… Continue Reading →

Hinky in Helsinki

“My people came to me — [DNI] Dan Coats came to me and some others — and they said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin — he just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t… Continue Reading →

Trump’s Obsequious Factotums (— thanks Jake Tapper)

In what sane, democratic universe do U.S. SCOTUS nominees, Cabinet secretaries, and most other administration luminaries feel continuously compelled to heap artificial fawning praise on their chief executive? And what competent, confident democratic leader requires this of his people? (scroll… Continue Reading →

“You Can’t Make a Difference” — Don’t Believe It

“Where was the point when it was too late? Where was the point where if we’d all just risen up, if we’d just done something?” (— Michael Moore, predicting future questions about the results of current presidential crimes) (scroll down… Continue Reading →

Man’s Inhumanity to Man

In Trump’s America, we’re living the inhumanity again. Where are the Mr. Eggens — the junior high school teachers — to prepare students to think critically as adults? Where is the soul of the GOP? Supreme Court “swing-vote” Justice Anthony… Continue Reading →

Trump’s Zero Tolerance Exposes Zero Humanity

Steve Schmidt: “Today I renounce my [30-year] membership in the Republican Party. It is fully the party of Trump. It is corrupt, indecent, and immoral. This [zero-tolerance] child separation policy is connected to the worst abuses of humanity in our… Continue Reading →

Jong Un, You Were Wonderful Last Night (signed Donald)

Trump is correct that he’s made history. But not all history is good. Donald consistently has made bad history, e.g., the North Korea summit. Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin are playing President Trump like a finely tuned Russian balalaika…. Continue Reading →

War of the Words (and the Worlds)

Think of the Trump administration and Steven Spielberg’s 2005 movie “War of the Worlds.” A massive campaign of galactic devastation carried out by foreign evildoers overwhelms the United States and Earth. The same thing happens in Spielberg’s movie. (scroll down… Continue Reading →

Racism-Lite Is ALSO Wrong

Roseanne Barr and others worked their way up to blatant racism after becoming emboldened by lack of pushback along the way. Each time nonracists didn’t speak up, bigots assumed the nonracists agreed with them, or at least accepted their behavior…. Continue Reading →

Galactic Mick Mulvaney Hypocrisy

Mr. Mulvaney, here is a healthy list of the legislative initiatives Republicans were for before they were against. Apparently, it was simple coincidence that they turned against these policies only after President Barack Obama began supporting them. (scroll down for… Continue Reading →

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