Looking for Trump's missing contractions

Looking for Trump's missing contractions
On Tuesday afternoon, in an attempt at damage control, Trump spoke to the press before a meeting with GOP members of Congress. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past day or so, here’s one of the many jaw dropping moments from Donnie’s Monday press conference with his Russian handler, President Vladimir... Read more »

Translating "Papa John" Schnatter's Apology

Translating "Papa John" Schnatter's Apology
This morning it was reported that Papa John’s Pizza founder, John Schnatter, had “allegedly” used the N-word in a sensitivity training conference call back in May. Colonel Sanders called blacks ‘n—–s,’ ” Schnatter allegedly said. He then complained that Sanders was never publicly condemned for his remarks, Forbes reported. Schnatter also discussed growing up in... Read more »

An extremely optimistic take on Justice Kennedy's retirement

An extremely optimistic take on Justice Kennedy's retirement
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s decision to retire from the Supreme Court has caused elation among conservatives and depression among liberals. Because the GOP refused to consider Obama’s centrist nomination two years ago, Trump will now get a second nominee and the Court will turn hard to the right for decades. My grandchildren, and likely my great... Read more »
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Following Trump's advice after Parkland FL school shooting

Following Trump's advice after Parkland FL school shooting
This morning, in the wake of the nation’s 18th school shooting of 2018, and the deadliest since Sandy Hook, Trump tweeted his solution: So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such... Read more »

Trump isn't (primarily) to blame for Arthur Jones, the GOP's Illinois Nazi

Trump isn't (primarily) to blame for Arthur Jones, the GOP's Illinois Nazi
The anti-Trump knee-jerk takeaway from the Arthur Jones story is that this is what happens when Donnie makes excuses for white supremacists, says Nazi marchers include “good people” and wonders why we have to accept immigrants from shit-hole countries. There’s some validity to that reaction. Over the past few years – through Donnie’s campaign and... Read more »

Sean Spicer, Adolf Hitler, and Donald Trump's "own people"

Sean Spicer, Adolf Hitler, and Donald Trump's "own people"
At a press briefing on Tuesday, while discussing the situation in Syria, Melissa McCarthy White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said: You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons. But what about the gas chambers? Sean tried to clarify: I think when you come to Sarin gas—there was... Read more »
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CNBC's shameful article about Trump's Boeing tweet

CNBC's shameful article about Trump's Boeing tweet
On Tuesday, Trump complained (via Twitter, of course) about the cost of Boeing’s contract to build the new Air Force One fleet. Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2016... Read more »

For the sake of their Jewish fans, the Cubs need to win tonight

For the sake of their Jewish fans, the Cubs need to win tonight
Tonight the Cubs play the Giants in Game 3 of the National League Division Series. A Cubs victory ends the NLDS and gives the team a few days rest before they meet the Dodgers or Nationals at Wrigley Field on Saturday for the first game of the League Championship Series. If the Giants win, the... Read more »

Before you brag on Facebook, make sure your voter registration is valid

Before you brag on Facebook, make sure your voter registration is valid
Happy National Voter Registration Day!  It’s a nice idea from something called the National Association of Secretaries of State, encouraging people to register to vote. Even Facebook wants you to brag that you’re registered. Many of my Facebook friends are among the more than 5 million people who have done so. It’s fine to brag,... Read more »
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Why Jews shouldn't vote for Trump-Pence

Why Jews shouldn't vote for Trump-Pence
The Forward recently published an article by Jay Michaelson entitled “Donald Trump Is a Candidate for White Supremacists — Not the Jews”. Michaelson writes, “The high-profile Jews supporting Donald Trump make me sick. This is not about Democratic and Republican politics … it’s about white supremacy.”  Michaelson says: Let’s take “white supremacy” out of the... Read more »