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 →

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).] (scroll… 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.] (scroll down for article)… 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.] (scroll down for article) — RECENT HEADLINES — “U.S. Syria Strikes Caused Little… 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.] (scroll down for article) — RECENT… 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.] (scroll down for article) — RECENT HEADLINES — “Trump Denies Knowledge of Stormy Daniels Hush Money;… 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.] (scroll down for article) — RECENT HEADLINES — “Trump’s Lead Russia Lawyer, John Dowd, Quits, Sites Client’s Refusal… Continue Reading →

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