“Trump’s likely RBG replacement, Amy Coney Barrett, is a Catholic extremist with 7 children who does not believe employers should be required to provide healthcare coverage for birth control. She wants the rest of American women to be stuck with her extreme lifestyle.”
That’s a now-deleted tweet from a documentary filmmaker named Arlen ...Read more
In just the past week, President Trump has made the absolutely asinine decision to hold two indoor rallies at a time when COVID-19 has killed more than 194,000 Americans.
The first, a rally at an XTreme Manufacturing facility in Nevada, packed in 5,600 people, mostly maskless with no social distancing requirements, politics/fromtheright/secupp/s-2412717">Read more
I heard a strange rumor recently that there are people out there, far, far away, who don’t spend the majority of their time thinking about politics. Instead of obsessing over tweets, binging on cable news 24/7, and pulling their hair out over the all-caps STATE OF OUR NATION, they’re — ahem — living their lives.
I envy these people. But...Read more
Will we ever learn?
In the wake of 2016, many on the left, in the media and certainly on blue-check Twitter were caught off guard by Donald Trump’s unfathomable win. I count myself among the surprised.
Over the past four years, however, we’ve seen over and over again that Trump’s appeal wasn’t merely the result of a fluke or an ...Read more
On the Democratic National Convention’s second night, Joe Biden’s wife, Jill, took America inside her longtime marriage to the presidential nominee.
These things usually strike me as schmaltzy and inauthentic — pre-packaged montages about political leaders and their families, their personal trials and triumphs, their “normal” lives, ...Read more
If we women weren’t already so jaded about the way powerful men are excused for their bad behavior, this might seem totally unbelievable.
Bill O’Reilly, the former Fox News host who was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and ultimately reached legal settlements with at least six politics/fromtheright/secupp/s-2397803">Read more
The job of the vice president hasn’t gotten much respect over the years.
Benjamin Franklin is rumored to have suggested that the title be renamed “His Superfluous Excellency.” Vice President John Nance Garner — aka, “who?” — said the role “is not worth a bucket of warm spit!” Even “Hamilton,” the blockbuster musical, got ...Read more
August is usually when we try to get one final vacation in, find fun ways to beat the heat, and take our last licks of summer. But this year, August is different. For those of us who have school-aged children, the potential return to class hangs over us; we count down the hours before the realities of a viral pandemic test us where it matters ...Read more
Like thousands and thousands of others, I spent two-and-a-half hours on Friday night watching the streaming version of “Hamilton” on Disney+ with my family for the first time.
I was gobsmacked.
I had a hunch that I’d like it — I’m a fan of most musicals and, until recently, a regular theatergoer. But I surprised even myself. I didn��...Read more
If you’re a white supremacist, racist, or just feeling insecure about your status as a white man in America, the president of the United States sure wants you to know, he’s got your back.
Over the past few weeks, President Trump has stoked racial divisions by making steady, clumsy and unsubtle overtures to his white nationalist supporters. ...Read more