I am not an expert historian on presidential cabinets but I have to think Trump’s is one of, if not, the worst ever assembled. Without referring to physical appearance, it reminds me of the bar room scene in Star Wars; which begs the question: Should Disney sue Trump? Let’s explore. Continue reading Should Disney Sue Trump?
I readily admit that I can’t keep up with the volume of political news. Unfortunately the vast majority of it is negative. At the beginning of 2017 I reduced the number of my weekly op-eds on this site from seven to five but that doesn’t change the fact that seven also would have been insufficient. Today I’ll do a little “mop up” operation and briefly touch on a few occurrences otherwise left neglected. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Plethora Of Material
Rarely do I devote an entire column to reviewing a single article. Today is the second time I do so to an article penned by The New Yorker writer Jane Mayer. (Additionally, and very deservedly, Mayer’s book Dark Money is on my recommended reading list.) Last week Mayer posted Christopher Steele, The Man Behind The Trump Dossier to her magazine’s website. It will appear in their March 12th edition under the slightly different title, The Man Behind the Dossier. Typical of a New Yorker article it is long and I cannot do justice to it in a few paragraphs; but if you want to save the better part of 2 hours reading time I invite you to explore. Continue reading Fortunately Credible; Unfortunately Incredible
One of my biggest fears when Donald Trump was inaugurated was that he would circumvent the First Amendment and impose censorship. His Bubba placating wars with the media appeared to set the stage. With the benefit of about a year’s worth of hindsight it appears he is well on the way to achieving that objective to at least to the degree he deems necessary. However, he and some fellow fascists around the globe are doing it in a different way than I originally envisioned. Let’s explore. Continue reading 21st Century Censorship
Today I want to debunk a couple of right wing myths and call, as Dr. Maddow would say, “Bullpucky” on a recent White House statement. Let’s explore. Continue reading Debunking Myths