Ted Vaill: A month into the “Trumputin” (as I call him) Presidency, it might be interesting to take another look at the 35-page Steele dossier and see if other things in that document have been shown likely to be true.
Walter M. Brasch, newspaper reporter, journalism professor, author—and for more than seven years a contributor to LA Progressive—passed away nearly two weeks ago in Bloomsbury, Pennsylvania, where he had lived for many years with his wife and sometimes coauthor, Rosemary.
Vijay Prashad: It is almost as if Trump does not believe that he will be long in the job. Changes must be made, and speed is of the essence. The midnight oil burns in the White House feverishly.
Larry Kirsch and Mel Gurtov: Delaying decisive action simply increases the likelihood that Trump and senior White House strategists like Steve Bannon will find new and better ways of taking seriously toxic and irreversible missteps.
John Cromshow: You hear American doctors and lawyers and schoolmasters talking in such a way that it is very clear they have no real understanding of their own language.
Steve Hochstadt: Ikea stores are laid out as labyrinths: once you enter, it is nearly impossible not to wind your way along a predetermined path through countless rooms selling furniture and products for every part of a house.
William J. Astore: Flynn’s war against radical Islamists would be unending, driven as it would be by outrage against what he saw as a verminous enemy.
Lance Simmens: Our peripatetic cheerleader-in-chief swings wildly at pitches both inside and outside the strike zone and cannot distinguish between a fastball and a knuckler.
Ted Vaill: Faced with the draft during the Vietnam War, he suddenly developed bone spurs in both heels, which disappeared two years later when he got a high number in the draft. Blond haired, fair skinned, blue eyed, The Donald was the perfect Aryan….
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.
Maria Armoudian: The new President has shot back that he will strip federal funds from “sanctuary cities” that have vowed to protect immigrants from mass deportation.
Joseph Palermo: Every angry Trump tweet is a new embarrassment for the nation; a disgrace, undignified, coming from someone with an authoritarian tin-pot mentality and a fragile ego.
Steve Hochstadt: There is no reason to abandon the bottomless cup of Joe at uniquely American diners or to make fun of Germans for obsessively obeying pedestrian crossing signals.