Category: Donald Trump

Biden is right: America's soul is imperiled

“Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the “soul of this nation” [is] at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election,” reports the AP. Got that right. But the threat not only comes from the far right, but also from the far left. One might even argue... Read more »

Media coverage of Trump and Russia: A parade of sins

Oh, brother. Listen to self-satisfied journalists defend their discredited reporting on the Trump/Russian nothing. As if to say, “Oh, what a good boy I am,”  Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, said he had no regrets. No regrets? No corrections or amplifications? Oh, wait. It did publish a correction today: An article... Read more »

Mueller's flimsy impeachment case against Trump for obstruction

Having utterly failed to find evidence that Donald Trump or his team (or anyone else) colluded with Russia to throw the 2016 election to Hillary Clinton, his critics now focus on nailing the president for obstructing justice. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in Volume II went well beyond his mandate to investigate collusion. In addition, he transparently invited Congress... Read more »
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Let's first be mad at the Russians, not at each other so much

Milliseconds after Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, via Attorney General William Barr, into Russian collusion into the 2016 presidential election, no one took a breath before ripping into the other side. I’ll leave the post-report fireworks to others before I read the 448-page report that concluded that President Donald Trump didn’t collude with the Russians yet couldn’t... Read more »

Boeing's disastrous 737 Max crisis management

President Trump has grounded all Boeing 373 MAX planes when the ultra stubborn Federal Aviation Administration and the Chicago-based airplane maker wouldn’t. Good for Trump. Right, I don’t know if the plane is safe to fly (i.e. ride in), but here’s the irony. Media critics are blasting news organizations for acting is if they already... Read more »

Some Dems: Protect kids at border, but not newborns

You might say the inverse about some Republicans: Protect newborns but not kids at the border. I thought of that when watching President Trump’s state of the union speech last night. He announced that he would ask “Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s... Read more »
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The mother of all fake news

This humble apology was found in the Jan. 19 edition of the British broadsheet newspaper, Telegraph, in a story about Melania Trump. This needs no further comment: Following last Saturday’s (Jan 19) Telegraph magazine cover story “The mystery of Melania”, we have been asked to make clear that the article contained a number of false... Read more »

Bleep 'My way or the highway'

Please. Stop. This idiom is for idiots. The politicians who have accused an opponent of engaging in “My way the highway” rhetoric are picking a scab. They persuade only the simpleminded. They only expose their  shallowness. The idiom shows up almost a million times in a Google search. Politicians in both Springfield–Illinois’ state capital–and Washington D.C. use it... Read more »

Y'all make me sick

Y’all as in President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, along with their crews of genius political consultants, cowards who won’t abide compromise and the ideologically impaired whose  tantrums echo across the land when they don’t get their way. The issue, of course, is immigration. From both sides, it’s compromise and moderation be damned. Even worse, it’s both... Read more »
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As the noose tightens, will President Slick decide not to run in 2020?

That’s a most intriguing idea, raised recently by Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan. What a relief that would be. In her column, “A magic pony is the wrong horse to back,” she relates a conversation with an experienced, unnamed politician who raised the idea: He speculated aloud on a hunch he’s had that Mr. Trump might not run... Read more »
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