Tag Archives: New York Times

Stupid Is Easy

Making a point succinctly is far better than being wordy especially when it comes to politics. I have long contended that most Americans have a political attention span of between 30 and 120 seconds (skewing heavily toward the low end of that spectrum). Over the years I have often discussed how much more difficult and time consuming it is to refute a lie than to tell one. The other day I heard someone sum up the situation and dilemma in a single sentence. That is today’s lesson. Let’s explore. Continue reading Stupid Is Easy

The Biggest Lie?

When you have a President who is on track to tell over 2,000 lies in his first year in office it is difficult to determine which is the biggest. Hence, the question mark at the end of this article’s title. However I can tell you which one gnaws at me the most and on Monday of this week it was the first one Paul Krugman demonstrably disproved in his New York Times op-ed entitled: Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies. Yes that is ten lies, the number Dr. Krugman disproved in the article. My readers can breathe a sigh of relief because I just want to deal with one today. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Biggest Lie?

Evil Beneath The Surface

The diversions of the Trump administration are becoming more concerning every day. The title of Matt Taibbi’s book, Insane Clown President, is more profound with each turn of the calendar’s page. What is truly dangerous is the evil being perpetrated while we watch the circus or bask in the “glory” of the lack of a major legislative achievement. Let’s explore.     Continue reading Evil Beneath The Surface

The Stupid Club

Donald Trump professes to be a brilliant man. I have yet to see proof of it; in fact his presidency is proving the opposite unless you count immorality and swindling as brilliance. He appears to have attracted many similar people to his orbit. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Stupid Club

Follow The Rubles

The similarities between Watergate and Russiagate are astounding. Besides, Watergate is a great frame of reference for baby boomers and students of history in general. The guiding words the anonymous source Deep Throat gave crusading investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post were, “Follow the money.” That has become an unofficial mantra for all us amateur Russiagate sleuths. Today I’m suggesting a modification: Follow the rubles. Let’s explore.   Continue reading Follow The Rubles