Tom Hastings: Don’t dare compare? We must. The Nazi rise in Germany only happened because ‘good’ Germans kept their heads down and enjoyed the relief from the starvation and extreme poverty of the 1920s that Hitler brought them.
Tom Hastings: Some of the most powerful boycotts in nonviolent history occurred in the New England colonies against the British Crown.
Tom Hastings: OK, if you are the brutal authoritarian ruler of Russia and you want more global power, what is your fantasy about your enemies in the US, Canada, and the European Union?
Tom Hastings: If you have a device such as a phone, a laptop, any notebook or tablet, Trump is stepping on you. He is driving up the price and possible dragging down the quality of what you can purchase and use. Thanks, Dear Leader.
Tom Hastings: Fortunately for the fate of the world, Kim Jong-un decided it was an opportunity to make serious gains for his iron rule and played Trump like the Nero fiddle he is.
Tom Hastings: The list of impeccably clean politicians may not be long, but those as corrupt as Blagojevich and Trump is a short but filthy one.
Tom Hasting: Our swampy guy in the White House is more surreal by the day. Along the lines of Benito Mussolini, he is claiming to clean up corruption—his primary campaign promise—even as he practices it on a daily basis.
Tom Hastings: We have an Oval Office Autocrat who governs in the persona of a decidedly unfunny insult comic, but when it comes back at him, he folds like the craven coward he is. Typical fat fifth-grade boy bully pattern.
Tom Hastings: CNN’s Ronald Brownstein suggests that the districts he calls “Romneyland” will decide the fate of the 2019-2021 Congress, that is, districts where Romney in 2012 outperformed Donald Trump in 2016.
Tom Hastings: At least Team Trump is the most rotated in-out merry band of transients in US history, with the average shelf life somewhere near mayfly duration.
Tom Hastings: Trump is apparently setting the stage for a big round of pardons in anticipation of the conclusion of the Mueller investigation and the publication of James Comey’s revelatory book.
Tom Hastings: Pruitt was basically installed by Trump as head of the Environmental Protection Agency with a stated mission to undermine, subvert, and reverse the EPA core mission.
Tom Hastings: Our craven Congress has used every dirty trick and underhanded connivance to get the job done, even stooping to refuse to do their job and vote on a nominated Supreme Court justice until they could get a gun-loving president.