Posts in category "Editorial"

George Bush, Jed Bartlett and the American Presidency

George Bush, Jed Bartlett and the American Presidency
George Bush (43) was in over his head. If you read between the lines of his book, Decision Points you will discover a man searching for meaning in the most significant years of his life and eight very consequential years for our country. Bush considers the tax cuts of 2001 (EGTRRA), which colloquially bear his... Read more »

Remember When All We Had to Worry About was Trump Violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution Every Single Day He's in Office?

Remember When All We Had to Worry About was Trump Violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution Every Single Day He's in Office?
Remember when we were worried about President-elect Trump violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution from the moment he took office? A little scary to think that those were the good old days, isn’t it? That Donald Trump is in violation of the Emoluments Clause is beyond equivocation. Whatever clever legal arguments his lawyers will... Read more »

Donald Trump Inherited a Big Mess, it's Not His Fault He Didn't Know Anything About Health Care and the Dog Peed On It

Donald Trump Inherited a Big Mess, it's Not His Fault He Didn't Know Anything About Health Care and the Dog Peed On It
“I inherited a mess with jobs. Despite the statistics, you know, my statistics are even better, but they are not the real statistics because you have millions of people that can’t get a job, O.K. And I inherited a mess on trade. I mean we have many, you can go up and down the ladder.... Read more »
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Can a Trip Through the Legal System Turn a Defendant Into Alan Durshowitz?

Can a Trip Through the Legal System Turn a Defendant Into Alan Durshowitz?
Jailhouse lawyers.  It seems like everyone who’s been through the legal system equates the experience to law school.  Six months in the slammer might be equivalent to passing the bar. It’s like a guy calling himself “Doctor” because he’s survived a heart attack. For reasons that escape me now, I became part owner of a... Read more »

Calling Obamacare a Nightmare is an Outright Lie and Trumpcare will be an Absolute Disaster

Calling Obamacare a Nightmare is an Outright Lie and Trumpcare will be an Absolute Disaster
Donald Trump and Paul Ryan keep saying that “this nightmare of Obamacare will soon be over.” The misnomer “nightmare of Obamacare” is not only a melodramatic overstatement, it is a flat out lie. One thing that Trump, Ryan and GOP lawmakers are ignoring is that since April of 2015 the Affordable Care Act is viewed... Read more »

Trump Supporters Still Believe He Steals From Everyone Else and Passes the Savings on to Them

Trump Supporters Still Believe He Steals From Everyone Else and Passes the Savings on to Them
Trump supporters are a complex and inscrutable lot. Drawn to the master showman, they hear something in his words that speaks only to them. I knew a guy who either modeled himself after Donald Trump or suffers the same genetic mutation. Both men have been successful and they are both examples of sociopathy at its... Read more »
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Is Donald Trump a Pathological Liar or Just the Regular Kind and Does it Matter?

Is Donald Trump a Pathological Liar or Just the Regular Kind and Does it Matter?
Asking if Donald Trump is a pathological liar or just a regular, garden variety liar is a mostly rhetorical question. Donald Trump can tell no lie so horrific that it would cost him even one vote.  As he said, he can shoot Rosie O’Donnell on 5th Avenue and suffer no consequences. Such is the hold... Read more »

Ten Good Reasons to Give a Lying, Infantile, Narcissistic Ignoramus Your Country's Nuclear Codes

Ten Good Reasons to Give a Lying, Infantile, Narcissistic Ignoramus Your Country's Nuclear Codes
There are probably many good reasons to give a lying, infantile, narcissistic ignoramus your country’s nuclear  codes.  An attempt to list the top ten is reflected below: 1.             (Space above left unavoidably blank) Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is... Read more »

Trump's Address to Joint Session of Congress Had Very Few Moments of Truth

Trump's Address to Joint Session of Congress Had Very Few Moments of Truth
In Friday’s piece entitled, “And the Oscar for the Most Overrated Performance by a So-called President Goes to…”  I gave my take on Donald Trump’s performance last week as he addressed Congress and the nation. It looked to me like he was stoned.  He wasn’t ranting and he had his suit jacket buttoned, but nothing... Read more »
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And the Oscar for the Most Overrated Performance by a So-called President Goes to...

And the Oscar for the Most Overrated Performance by a So-called President Goes to...
Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night earned high marks from many of his fake news arch rivals, some going so far as to call Trump’s performance “normal.” If you were watching Fox News after the address, you might have heard those 75 grueling minutes described as something between the Gettysburg... Read more »