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Category Archives: The Donald

So far, so good

There are times when it feels good to admit you were wrong, and this is one of those times. When the Comey thing broke I said it would be forgotten by the following weekend, but at least so far, it is still front and center. Of course, the Donald, in his own childish way, has […]

Market forces

Surely anyone reading this blog has read a lot of stories making this basic point: There’s a reason that Donald Trump didn’t have a crowd of wind power workers standing behind him at his rallies, and it goes beyond just his disdain for windmills off the coast of his Scottish golf course. The reason is […]

Blumenthal doing good work

Give Dick Blumenthal a big round of applause: Although some pessimistic Donald Trump haters are certain he’ll remain in office until the bitter end no matter how tough things get for him, his own track record suggests the opposite. Trump has shown a consistent willingness to quit once he concludes he can’t win, having strategically […]

Corruption of the first order

It’s really not hard to see why Ivanka is Trump’s favorite. She’s just like him. When I read this a few things came to mind. The gist of it: Ivanka Trump told me yesterday from Berlin that she has begun building a massive fund that will benefit female entrepreneurs around the globe. Both countries and […]

Goldwater rule going down

Apparently a number of people in the mental health field are convinced that the “Goldwater rule” has got to go. After the 1964 election, the psychological and psychiatric professional organizations adopted a rule discouraging their members from indulging in diagnosing the mental illnesses of politicians. Some of their number had diagnosed Goldwater, and apparently someone […]

Kabuki show

I realize that this is at least slightly tongue in cheek: As we wait to see whether Donald Trump’s unpopularity will allow a Democrat to squeak through and win a thoroughly Republican district in suburban Atlanta, let’s look at an eye-popping new poll. President Trump’s popularity has collapsed among a key base constituency: Russians. Yes, […]

Trump’s Foreign Policy

I’m a big Randy Newman fan, but inasmuch as Trump tends to go with the last thing he’s heard, it might not be a good idea for him to listen to this one. On the other hand, given the thumbs up so many of pundits (looking at you, Fareed) gave him for bombing Syria, maybe […]

One more thing you couldn’t make up

I thought I had written briefly about this before, but apparently not. When I first read the allegation that Trump handed a written invoice to Angela Merkel for NATO protection I couldn’t believe it. And I’m not saying that in the usual Trumpian sense of I do believe it because this is Donald Trump, but […]

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 […]