In July 2016, when Donald Trump first appeared on the national political scene, commentators drained their thesaurus for colorful adjectives to describe him: outrageous, unique, unchained, reckless, controversial, free-wheeling, bombastic, unlike anything American politics had ever seen before. But by the time November rolled around, many were ...Read more
For a kid from a small town in Delaware, I’ve been lucky. I’ve had some wonderful experiences, held some fun jobs, and met a lot of famous people: presidents, governors, cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, TV anchors, and movie stars. But, in all my life, there’s only one time I felt I was in the presence of true greatness: And that�...Read more
America is under siege. Coast to coast, America is under attack. Not by foreign enemies. Not by terrorists. America’s under attack by goon squads of unauthorized, unneeded, and unwanted federal forces untrained in riot control and unleashed by President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr on American cities.
Beware! Among all the ...Read more
In his personal attacks, is there any limit to how low Donald Trump will go? No. When will he go even lower than he went today? Tomorrow.
By this time, we’re no longer shocked by any insult that comes out of this man’s ugly mouth. He called John McCain a “coward” and a “loser.” He called Carly Fiorina “horseface.” He’s called ...Read more
Donald Trump’s half-right when he says there’s a dangerous movement underway in the country.
There’s a dangerous movement underway, all right. It’s just not the one he claims. It’s not, as he claims, the “Black Lives Matter Movement” and, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, urgent efforts to expose, tackle and end systemic ...Read more
Great country that we are, there are still shameful moments in our history. Among them: 1857, the Dred Scott case, when the Supreme Court upheld the institution of slavery; 1942, FDR’s Executive Order, which forced the relocation and incarceration of Japanese-Americans; 1950-54, the failure of President Eisenhower and other leading Republicans...Read more
This is turning out to be the weirdest presidential campaign ever. It’s the inside strategy vs. the outside, the visible vs. the invisible, the everywhere vs. the nowhere. Donald Trump’s everywhere, frenetically running around the country, defying all CDC guidelines about COVID-19 – no mask, no social distancing - holding phony photo ops ...Read more
Sometimes the media bounces from the commendable to the despicable. Like now. After doing an admirable job covering the coronavirus pandemic, the economic collapse, and the Black Lives Matter movement reignited by the murder of George Floyd, print, TV, and social media outlets are now all a flutter over sensational details released from John ...Read more
Is George Floyd today's Emmett Till?
Is the nation moving beyond, oh God, its third manifestation of "legal" racism? The first manifestation was, of course, slavery, which was eliminated via the Civil War. The second manifestation was the Jim Crow/KKK era, with its lynchings, black vote suppression, unending segregation and unquestioned white ...Read more
We should know better. Just when we think Trump could sink no lower, he fools us again. We should have realized by now, as senior conservative columnist George Will warned about Trump in a recent Washington Post column: “There is no such thing as rock bottom. So, assume that the worst is yet to come.”
Good advice, but even so: It’s hard ...Read more
Given two disgusting options, it’s hard to tell which is worse: Donald Trump’s accusing Joe Scarborough of murder, or Twitter’s giving him an unfettered platform to do so.
Trump has long used Twitter to spew his hatred of everything and everybody who doesn’t worship the ground he walks on. His ugly tweets — more than 50,000 so far, ...Read more
We Americans face a monumental choice in 2020. Every four years, we're told this is the most important presidential election in our lifetime. But this time, it's true. We've never faced a clearer choice: between the most ignorant, incompetent, ineffective, gross, disgusting, repulsive president ever and, most likely, the most qualified person ...Read more