It is, perhaps, the supreme irony of our time that when we have access to all the information in the world literally in the palm of our hand, humbug has become more powerful than ever.
Seen in that light, the President’s comments become much more sinister. He’s trying to leverage the ongoing opioid epidemic into support for his his wall. It almost certainly won’t help. But once the problem gets better he’ll claim credit for it.
Rashida Tlaib called the president a “motherfucker.” Conservatives are pretending to be outraged about it.
It’s easy to see the vestiges of Falwell, Sr.’s “I Love America” rallies in President Trump’s MAGA spectacles. Falwell the younger has evolved from organizing conservative Christians to mastering how to monetize them. With Donald Trump and the future of America as the new pitch, they have been politically weaponized.
Who are the biggest Turkeys of 2018? Who are the best of 2018? Let’s find out.
Nikki Haley, the United State’s Ambassador to the United Nations, has resigned. In accepting her resignation President Trump says Amb. Haley will leave her position at the end of the year.
Donald Trump stayed silent for five days. Then he attacked Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser.
The more I turn over [Bush’s] record and compare it to where Trump is going, the more it becomes obvious that this isn’t just about a personal animus for Trump. At every turn — the environment, the budget, trade policy, immigration — Trump is shaping up to be worse.
As Donald Trump continues to make a mess domestically and internationally, have his opponents learned anything? Nope.
Where does the region go from here?
True, Hillary Clinton received roughly 2.9 million more votes that Trump. But she didn’t get the most votes either.
Nobody did. Nobody also won the electoral college in a landslide.
De-escalation is a welcomed thing, but suddenly getting all you desire from a long-term foe should be accepted cautiously.
Michael Wolff’s The Fire and the Fury is the talk of the town and certainly the book of the moment.
Boom goes the dynamite.
A few quick observations on the indictment of Paul Manafort
In which the victory of Roy Moore deflates the myth that Trumpism is primarily about Trump.
In properly describing Donald Trump as a white supremacist, Jemele Hill joined a crowd of people who have done precisely the same thing. The White House’s response to her having done it though? It was very different.
It’s time to raise our voices.
Everyone is assuming new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is a neophyte who doesn’t know what he’s doing. It’s actually much worse than that.
No public funds were used in the controversial portrayal of a Donald Trump-like Julius Caesar.
Examining how “fake” the news really is, and the methods by which our news is circulated.
I daresay these are the most explosive congressional hearings since Anita Hill’s testimoy.
As I watch the Trump Administration deteriorate into the political equivalent of the Fyre Festival, my thoughts naturally turn to Machiavelli.
So, you want immunity from prosecution, do you? Here’s a helpful guide to how to get it, if you’re, say, a former National Security Advisor.
The countdown to the House of Representative’s effort to “repeal and replace” Obamacare is ticking into its final moments.
Would a female Donald Trump still be Donald Trump?
What does it say about a leader that he always has his steak well-done, slathered in ketchup?
At least it can’t get any worse than this, right?
A very quick run-through of the February 9, 2017 decision in State of Washington v. Trump.
An explainer on a suddenly-controversial section of tax law.
Trump is an affront to my values and sense of decency. Why on earth would I want him to succeed?
Hear President Trump ROAR.
I made some silly jokes last night too, and I’m certainly no fan. But the facts aren’t all in on this one yet, so just hold up a bit. Lawfare did what I should have done: put on their critical thinking caps.
Read the article that prodded yet another enraged, petty tweet from the man who will soon be President.
On the art of punching down, punching-up, and punching sideways.
Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump via J.G. Ballard.