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Category Archives: The Donald

Interesting Question

A friend of mine raised an interesting question about all this Russia stuff. Apparently the FBI has been investigating Trump and his merry band of Russophiles since at least this past summer. What was it that led them to start the investigation in the first place? So far as I know, this question has been […]

Grammar lesson

Typing remains painful for me, but I feel I must pound my keyboard, nonetheless, in defense of the English language and its punctuation marks. I refer to the Trumper’s defense of his wiretapping lie, an example of the reporting thereon here: “I think there’s no question that the Obama administration, that there were actions about […]

The mystery deepens

There is a great deal of debate going on in this country at the moment. It centers around the guy who lost the popular vote in the last election. Is he mentally ill, or is he stupid, is he a conscious liar, or is he some malevolent combination of all of the above? I could […]

Worth a thousand words

Obama had his faults, but I’d say this is just about right.

Quotable quotes

Richard Nixon: “I am not a crook”Donald Trump: “I’m not ranting and raving” Speaking of Watergate, I remember there was a moment when I knew he was a goner. It was the day we found out that his coversations were tape recorded. At that point it took on some of the elements of Greek Tragedy. […]

A bit of a quandary

I think it was only a day or two after the election that I started to hear predictions that Trump would not serve out his term. At first, I dismissed the notion out of hand. He was a valuable commodity to the Republicans; on his watch, they could do whatever they liked so long as […]

Lessons from Italy

My son gave me a subscription to Jacobin Magazine for Christmas. It’s a quarterly, and I received my first post-election issue today. I didn’t read much in the last issue, because it was pretty much premised on the certain Clinton victory. Unfortunately, I can’t link to the article about which I’m writing, as it isn’t […]

How do you measure success?

This is interesting: “Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run special operations and ground missions against suspected terrorists in the wake of the recent raid there that claimed so many civilian lives,” NBC News’ Kristen Welker asked Spicer during his daily press briefing. “Do you stand by your assessment that it is […]

What would the Bard think of all this?

I stumbled upon this article from the American Prospect today, and I thought I would pass it along to my legions of fans. If you’re a fan of Shakespeare’s it will interest you, as it takes on the question of how the Bard would have treated the Donald, and what, if any characters are similar […]

Yet some more modest proposals

Some Democrats are making pretty good noises about opposing the right wing horror show that is Gorsuch. I think it is Jeff Merkley who is pointing out that it is a stolen seat, and that’s a good line, but I’d suggest something along these lines. With one voice (ha ha, Democrats never speak with one […]