When I think of Kim Jong Un, I think “bad hair” – shaved on the sides and the rest straight up, apparently because he thinks that makes him look slimmer and taller, which would obviously be what you’d want if you were Kim Jong Un.
If there is one thing that is transparent about the Trump White House, it is that the Trump family are doing kleptocracy bigly.
California Democrats, at least in many cases, are showing political figures around the country that a progressive agenda can be proposed and defended, provided an engaged electorate is behind them, urging them forward.
Perez can, it seems, take damn near any pressing issue and turn it flat, with every word and phrase processed and reprocessed until every ounce of urgency and engagement has been extracted from it.
Steve Hochstadt: Those who resist power usually pass into the fog of history because they were not famous and they had little opportunity to create imposing objects to memorialize their actions. Stone palaces and golden objects attract more attention than lonely dissent.
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.
Hector Villagra: This isn’t about Judge Gorsuch—just as what happened to Judge Garland wasn’t about him—and this isn’t about partisan politics. This is about what we are doing to our own democratic institutions.
Is it “normal” for Americans to respect a president who bragged so outrageously about groping women’s private parts, who mocked a reporter’s disability, who didn’t know “health care was so complicated,” and who is now making the world more dangerously unstable with every twitch of his fingers on his Twitter account?
Monday, 17 April 17 Dear Mr President, Your remarks Thursday about the dropping of the MOAB bomb seem to be your first public statement about your relationship to the military, and one short paragraph tells me that you need some help. As a former army officer, I thought I might give you a few tips. […]
What might be called the First Principle of the Trump Doctrine, people living in a predominantly Muslim country have a chance of entering the United States only if their country contains an edifice with Trump’s name on it.
Friday, 14 April 2017 Dear Mr President, The thing about plagiarism that some people, like Senator Rand Paul and your brand-new Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch, don’t understand, is that it’s the theft of ideas – not just of words. As an English professor, I taught university students for more than 30 years, and a […]
We have a President who is seeing basic things for the first time, and the most basic thing he is seeing is that the world is a complex organism with complicated moving parts that require delicate fine tuning and seemingly counterintuitive logic at times.
Larry Wines: The overconsolidated, unresponsive, devoid-of-human-values, fixated-on-the-bottom-line kleptocratic corporatocracy is becoming reliant on police state paradigms to invoke and enforce its path to unimpeded profits.