Now that Trump has been in office for 2 months, we can see that the psychologists were correct with their diagnosis of malignant narcissism. He is a threat to 99.9% of us.
Even after Congress tinkers with the draconian cuts envisioned in this incomplete, incompetent, and incomprehensible blueprint that reveals in simplistic fashion the lack of seriousness exhibited by our pinheaded president, the damage will be significant.
Your efforts to save Trumpcare from Ryancare by implying differences that no one can quite figure out have been heroic. And in the unlikely event that the outcome is unfavorable, it will have been Ryancare that was defeated.
Steve Hochstadt: The Defense Department plans to buy over 2000 new F-35 supersonic warplanes in the coming decades and just announced an agreement with Lockheed Martin for 90 of these jets at $95 million per plane. Just one and half of these planes would pay the entire NEH budget.
Trump operates in the shallows. His experience is in high-priced real-estate and media. He’s best at hyping a certain image of himself. He’s a bull-shitter, and he’s had lots of practice.
The Trumpsters told us America is a mess. Now, progressives agree, but only because the Trumpsters are in charge. Neither group seems very open to the fact that much of the rest of the world is a mess, and it’s largely because of America.
Under the glare of daylight, it is becoming apparent that intelligence agencies have overreached themselves by engaging in a conflict with the Executive Office.
Dan Embree: I see that you’ve removed Mike Pence as an addressee on the “Contact the White House” website. This makes sense because he doesn’t actually live there – though in fairness to him, he’s pretty clearly planning on it.
Tom Hastings: The Congressional Budget Office predicts that under Trumpcare 24 million Americans will lose health insurance, contrary to Trump’s unbelievable promise that everyone will be able to get health insurance. He lied.
Michael T. Hertz: The message delivered by Daryl Davis and Bernie Sanders is a simple one. Don’t spend your time “preaching to the choir.” Reach out beyond the group that will readily agree with you.
Paul Haeder: The foundation of my “man lost of tribe” conveyances is based on not believing in the structures and status quo of the place I hold in US society – male, now 60, denuded of agency, really, in the scheme of capitalism’s storied stories of what it is to be successful and valued in this nickel-and-dimed culture.
Walter Moss: Since Donald Trump has become the presence we can no longer ignore, writers have discovered all sorts of literary works that seem to have presaged his bursting upon us.
Larry Wines: Globally, bees are in trouble. And without bees, most food crops would not be pollinated and would not produce edible outcomes. Science knows that and has nevertheless been handed court defeats.