Jaime O’Neill: Despite the fact that Trump assured us that, unlike Obama, he wouldn’t have time to play golf if he were elected, the new POTUS has demonstrated that he has the leisure to jet down to his place in Florida each weekend for time on the links.
Jamie O’Neill: Lots of the reasons we can’t have nice things are contained in words that begin with the letter C, words like corruption, crony capitalism, con men, corporate tax machinations, corporate lobbyists…
Jaime O’Neill: Bush seems to think he’s honoring the victims of his folly with these paintings, even though it’s not hard to see the marketing of the book as just another exploitation of their service, and their willingness to pay big personal prices for a war that did no discernible good at such a very high cost.
Jaime O’Neill: Unlike all other immigrant groups, black Africans never were required by law to show their papers, to submit to extreme vetting, or any vetting whatsoever.
Jaime O’Neill: Once, a very long time ago, a horde of African Negroes stole some dugout canoes and set out for the new world, having heard there was good work for illegal immigrants in the newly planted cotton fields and sugar mills of the new world.
Jaime O’Neill: He told me that the men who tortured him were often drunk, and that any olfactory reminder of the booze on their breath could still make him nauseous.
Jaime O’Neill: My wife, the mother of our children, my life’s partner and companion is even more precious to me than those people I’ve already lost. The treatments she faces, even if efficacious, make me feel weak in the arms as I imagine them, and think of her.
Jaime O’Neill: It wouldn’t be hard to construct the case that modern serfdom may be even worse than what our medieval ancestors knew.
Jaime O’Neill: Our country continues to garner affection and genuine respect from people around the globe who still see our system and the ideals that undergird it as a beacon of hope for them, and for all humanity. But can that affection and respect be inexhaustible?
Jaime O’Neill: The connections between Trump enterprises and Trump associates with criminal elements in Russia are slowly being revealed
Jaime O’Neill: The rudder broke off a long ways up river, but we’d veered off course well before that, after we floated past the wreckage of that Twin Towers landmark that we were looking at when we should have been paying more careful attention to navigating.
Jaime O’Neill: The new President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, will say or tweet between three and ten certifiable lies each week. He will also reveal profound ignorance at least once each week. Far too few people will give a damn.
Jaime O’Neill: On a visit to that cemetery more than a dozen years ago, I found myself feeling embarrassed by the picture of George W. Bush on the wall at the visitor center, a visage that seemed incongruous in such a setting.