Speaking to Coast Guard Academy grads, Donald Trump chose to dish out a hefty-helping of self-pity and he twisted history to boot.
Berry Craig: Krystal Ball proposes that New Deal-style, federal government-directed reformism is the Democrats’ best bet to overcome King Leer and to stave off a successor.
Though the draft ended 34 years ago, Sanford wonders if Trump might reintroduce conscription if he decides to send troops to fight North Korea, Syria or Isis.
resident Trump is slumping in the national polls, but evidently he’s still playing in Peoria—Oklahoma. “In Trump Country, Shock at Trump Budget Cuts, but Still Loyalty,” read the headline on a recent Nicholas Kristoff musing in the New York Times. The columnist had huddled with Trump voters in the Sooner State. “Democrats gleeful at the […]
Beyond Trump Nation, just about everybody thinks President Trump came off second-fiddle in his recent meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Berry Craig: Protesters greeted McConnell when he showed up to chow down at a chamber of commerce lunch in Jeffersontown, a Louisville suburb.
Berry Craig: The Republicans started down the “states’ rights road” in the 1960s with the Nixon-era “Southern Strategy.”
Berry Craig: Keeping quiet about his anti-union views—while loudly denouncing trade deals like NAFTA and the TPP—is a big part of his con job on working stiffs.
Berry Craig: Matthews presents himself as a gritty, working-class champion who stands up to powerful politicians and their flacks like Conway. More often than not, he goes after them. In the Conway interview, he played lapdog, not watchdog.
Berry Craig: Trump’s really not going to do anything to redirect wealth and power to working class people and poor people who feel vulnerable and scared,
Berry Craig: Trump, who has spent months fawning over Putin, had done nothing to ally suspicions from Democrats, and even a few Republicans, that Putin indeed helped him win on November 8.
Berry Craig: Billionaire Trump’s I-may-be-rich-but-I’m-one-of-you-at-heart shtick indeed worked on a lot of union households, if exit polls are right.
Berry Craig: More than a few Confederate battle flags fluttered above Trump yard signs and flapped at Trump rallies in Dixie and in border states like Kentucky, where I was born, reared and still live.