Tag: Donald Trump

DeSantis si, Trump nah.

The ex-president would be a sure loser in 2024. Donald Trump speaks with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board on Monday, June 29, 2015. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune) Former President Donald Trump is back on the campaign trail, demonstrating that he can still wind up a crowd of tens of thousands of adoring supporters. He’s running, whatever the... Read more »

CNN's Jim Acosta, shut up and sit down

As expected, members of my profession (at least it used to be a profession) have closed ranks to vigorously defend CNN correspondent Jim Acosta for “standing up” to President Donald Trump during a press conference. (See videos below.) Here’s a roundup of the angry media reaction: “Reporters condemn White House decision to bar CNN’s Acosta,”... Read more »

'Progressives are not served here'

Nor are Planned Parenthood employees and supporters. Nor are people who voted for President Barack Obama. Nor is anyone from the fake news media. If we are to celebrate, as the left is, Stephanie Wilkinson, the owner of the Red Hen restaurant, for asking presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave her establishment because as she said, “This feels... Read more »

Blame both sides for separating families at the border

In what can only be described as abhorrent and immoral, the separation of families that have illegally entered the United States is a political act for which both sides deserve damnation. I can’t find stronger words to describe my loathing for any politicians who are terrorizing children by separating them from their parents in order to leverage a... Read more »

But he's our Rod Blagojevich

The debate inspired by President Donald Trump over whether he should commute the sentence of our disgraced ex-governor and our state felon, Rod Blagojevich, whose image should be displayed right up there with the state bird, misses the point. Here’s our Blagojevich. Both sides of this dispute–the ones who say his sentence is unfairly too... Read more »

Leonard Pitts Jr., it's you who's deplorable

Syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. rejected the idea of trying to “understand” supporters of President Donald Trump because they are a bunch of white, Christian Americans alarmed by the loss of their “pre-eminence.” (“Do we really need to ‘understand’ Trump supporters?” as published in the Chicago Tribune.) Pitts was responding to a reader who suggested in... Read more »

Dick Durbin's ridiculous take on 'chain migration'

For Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) the phrase “chain migration” is offensive to African-Americans because some of their ancestors were brought here in chains as slaves. Writes Ethan Epstein in the Weekly Standard: (Subscription may be required) Dick Durbin would like to have a word with the professoriate. It seems that the phrase “chain migration”—a technical term used... Read more »

Oprah for President? Bring it on

Lot’s of people would love to see Oprah Winfrey take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. They believe that Trump would thump Oprah. They might be right: A rich, liberal  candidate from the coast? Democrats already had one of those and look what it got them: Trump.  Trump says he would be glad to take... Read more »

President Trump, Rep. Wilson, everyone, take a breath. Sgt. Johnson deserves better

The so-called “condolence controversy” is spinning out of control, with both sides acting like children. Now that President Donald Trump and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) and the blind partisans of both sides have exhausted their wrath, turning this into a  national tragedy, let’s move on. Yes, Trump is a jerk; that was settled ages ago. Yes,... Read more »

Good, the more for the rest of us

California lawmakers move to block state contracts for any builders of Trump’s border wall An item from the Department-of-Cutting-Your-Own Throat: The Los Angeles Times reports: California legislators took the first step Tuesday to ban state government contracts for any company that helps build President Trump’s promised wall along the Mexico border, with the author of the... Read more »
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