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Can Trump sustain newfound aura of gravitas?

WASHINGTON -- It was a good speech.

Calm down. I said good.

Despite talking for an hour and 20 minutes, the longest speech since Bill Clinton's much-mocked 2000 stem-winder, Donald Trump's first State of the Union address did exactly what it needed to do: nothing.

It wasn't strident; it wasn't provocative; it wasn't alienating; it wasn't ...Read more

From 'fake news' to witch hunt

WASHINGTON -- Conspiracies. Secret societies. Witch hunts.

During the past year, we've heard reference to all of the above to explain away any suggestion of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 presidential election.

Allegedly, there's a secret society within the Federal Bureau of Investigation aimed at deposing Trump. ...Read more

A matter of time

WASHINGTON -- It was probably only a matter of time before some unbalanced person decided that he needed to take out a few members of the "fake news" media.

And it was inevitable that his actions -- in this case, his threats -- would be placed at the feet of Donald Trump, who has spent a considerable amount of time and energy demonizing the ...Read more

Paging personnel

WASHINGTON -- If the name Taylor Weyeneth rings a tiny bell in your head, then you might be related to him. Otherwise, the 24-year-old was until a week ago an unknown if powerful member of the Trump administration: deputy chief of staff in the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Weyeneth's qualifications for the job, which falls under the ...Read more

Can there be a charitable reading of "s---hole"?

CAMDEN, S.C. -- While recently perusing unread books gathering dust on my shelves, one tome caught my eye and, upon being loosed from the grip of neglect, fell open to a random page from which leapt the following sentence: "The ancestors of a critical and growing mass of present-day Americans existed in dung heaps of humanity amidst rotting ...Read more

Like a child

WASHINGTON -- I'm almost beginning to feel sorry for him.

Donald Trump, that is.

Having previously posited that it's wrong to make fun of the mentally deficient, I'm reluctant to further highlight recent revelations from author Michael Wolff, whose new book, "Fire and Fury," reports on what can only be described as insanity at 1600 ...Read more

Queen Carlson wins again

WASHINGTON -- If karma is a b----, justice is a beauty queen.

After recent revelations that the CEO of the Miss America Organization and its pageant scriptwriter were talking trash about past winners, the board fired them both and installed Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America 1989 and Fox News anchor, as its new chairwoman.

Carlson, you ...Read more

 
 

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