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.] — RECENT HEADLINES… Continue Reading →

MAGA Good Ol’ Boys: “Wait — You mean we like Jews now!?”

[Trump moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem to promote peace. “Because nothing says ‘peace’ like 58 Palestinians killed, 2,700 wounded, renewed hostilities between Iran and Israel, the entire region aflame, and U.S. allies reeling” (— Dana Milbank).] —… Continue Reading →

Another Republican (Near) Deathbed Apology

[Why does it take imminent mortality for GOP politicos to clarify their values and make amends? John McCain, a true American hero, has put a toe in the water. But apparently he is not yet sick enough to admit that… Continue Reading →

Chronic Stress and the Love of a Good Dog

[In the Trump era, all of us who care about good government and the state of American democracy are living with health-damaging chronic stress. One antidote is a good dog, the greatest stress-reliever known to humankind.] — RECENT HEADLINES —… Continue Reading →

Ronny Jackson: “But the President Gets to Do It!”

[Note to managers in the Trump administration: Do your thing — toxic leadership, self-enrichment, profligate government spending — but keep it hidden. Do NOT outshine the boss.] — RECENT HEADLINES — “U.S. Syria Strikes Caused Little Damage; After Tweet-Warning, Syrians,… Continue Reading →

Don’t Forget, Nikki: He’s Incompetent, Too

[Yes, there is an ever-cresting tsunami of presidential corruption news. But this week, in light of Ambassador Nikki Haley’s run-in with presidential vacuity, I want to get back to basics: Donald Trump is incompetent.] — RECENT HEADLINES — “Trump Doorman… Continue Reading →

Trump’s Phony Victim Mentality (Though Comey Really Is out to Get Him)

[Under President Trump’s “leadership,” America is an embarrassment. We come off as a poor-me, pitiful victim of all the other countries in the world.] — RECENT HEADLINES — “Trump Denies Knowledge of Stormy Daniels Hush Money; Says, ‘You’ll have to… Continue Reading →

Outrage Fatigue and Trump’s Race to the Bottom

[There are two new resources to refresh your memory when the time comes: Amy Siskind’s book The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year (3/27/18); and New York magazine’s “501 Days in Swampland” (4/1/18), a list of White House… Continue Reading →

Credibility: Former Senator vs. MSD Students

[Surprisingly, the adult-film actress and the students have it — credibility, that is — and the senator and the president do not.] — RECENT HEADLINES — “Trump’s Lead Russia Lawyer, John Dowd, Quits, Sites Client’s Refusal to Take Advice” (3/22/2018)… Continue Reading →

“DON’T CONGRATULATE, Bro!”

[The phrase “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” is destined to take its place among other Top 10 American pop cultural catchphrases such as “Don’t tase me, Bro!” and “You know, I’m, like, a smart person”] — RECENT HEADLINES — “DHS, FBI Issue… Continue Reading →

Dear Rex, It’s Not You, It’s Me

[Donald tweet-fired his secretary of state. Now it’s reported Mueller has subpoenaed Russia-related documents from Trump Tower. Karma is a bitch — and then your porn star mistress wants to return the hush money and cancel the NDA.] — RECENT… Continue Reading →

Trumpism Lovers, Trump Haters

[There are Republicans who love Trump’s policies but hate the man. They hope Trumpism will live on after Donald is ousted. Sorry, guys. Trumpism dies without the Trump con — which is almost dead.] — RECENT HEADLINES — “President Threatens… Continue Reading →

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