We all know that Donald Trump is the braggart in chief. But a close second may be Joe Biden, whose humble brags often know little humility.
Just last year after a slew of Democratic victories in special elections, he bragged in an email that "nearly every candidate I endorsed won."
After Trump's admission that he grabbed women by their ...Read more
In the wake of a comprehensive report on the projected effects of climate change nearly a century into the future -- a report funded by the U.S. government and compiled by agencies within President Trump's own administration -- many on the right have banged their predictable drums in order to either legitimize Trump's own kooky conspiracy ...Read more
About six months ago, a friend and I were talking about the 2020 presidential elections when he shared a startling prediction: President Trump would not seek re-election.
Despite the fact that my friend is politically connected, brilliant and often right when others are wrong, I thought, "no way, no how." Trump's overweening ego is too bloated ...Read more
To hear the spin Wednesday morning, you'd think Democrats swept the map on Election Day.
But the reality is -- and it pains me to say it -- President Trump had a very good night. The sooner Democrats accept that, the sooner they can figure out how to go about defeating him in 2020.
This midterms hardly provide a clear roadmap. Their superstar ...Read more
If you don't think of Lena Dunham as the quintessential voice for Syrian refugees, you're not alone.
After the announcement that Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams have tapped the over-sharing millennial irritant to write the adaptation of Melissa Fleming's "A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea," a haunting, moving and urgent telling of the unseen ...Read more
Sen. Ted Cruz is "beautiful."
Don't take it from me -- that's the president's own description of a man he once said "has accomplished absolutely nothing for (Texas). He is another all talk, no action pol!"
That Cruz finds himself in a closer-than-comfortable Senate race against Beta O'Rourke and needing the man who once mocked his wife's ...Read more
If ever there were a more colossally stupid political stunt than Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren releasing her DNA results in a dim-witted attempt to "own" President Trump, I honestly can't think of one. Michael Dukakis' tank ride comes close, but at least you could argue his made sense on paper; just the visual was a failure.
This -- a ...Read more
In 2016 Democrats were handed a gift named Donald Trump, a bumbling, blurting, barstool political ignoramus who nonetheless managed to insult his way into the presidency, despite all their "best" -- and I mean worst -- efforts.
Now, as a midterm election that should favor the party out of power approaches, Republicans, energized by the Brett ...Read more
This week, Brett Kavanaugh's fate will likely be determined. The FBI will fact-find the various decades-old allegations and present its findings for the Senate Judiciary Committee, and maybe more importantly, the court of public opinion, to judge.
Thus far, he's been judged rather harshly, with many willing to forgo due process and the ...Read more
At 2 p.m. Thursday, it looked as though Brett Kavanaugh's fate was sealed. Professor Christine Blasey Ford had just wrapped up a stunning and remarkable five hours of testimony before the Senate Judicial Committee and, indeed, the world.
Her emotional recollection of the assault she alleges she suffered 36 years ago was powerful and credible, ...Read more
When a Supreme Court seat is up for grabs, no one expects reason and cooler heads to win the day.
But in this particular case heads have become decidedly over-heated, with emotion and activism driving the process.
The 11th-hour revelation of an attempted sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh from 35 years ago -- exposed a week ...Read more
An Australia Herald Sun front page last week doubled down on cartoonist Mark Knight's disturbing drawing depicting a wild Serena Williams throwing a tantrum at the U.S. Open.
"Welcome to the PC World," the headline taunted along with "Satire Free Zone" encircled. Leaving no room for ambiguity, under the reprinted image of Williams were the ...Read more