In late 2016, prior to the Trump presidency, Harvard University’s Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations Stephen M. Walt drafted a 10-point list for analyzing whether a president is a dictator. We’re not at the halfway point yet in Trump’s first (hopefully only) term, and he has hit seven of the ten. Even […]
In the Watergate era when Nixon would tell a whopper and then contradict himself, then-press secretary Ron Zieglar would characterize the invalidated statement as “no longer operative.” The Trump administration is carrying on that tradition. Melania Trump dropped from sight from May 10 to June 6, ostensibly recovering from an embolism procedure that takes 45 […]
On Thursday Donald Trump participated in a press avail with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Reporters asked him about how he was preparing for the (allegedly) upcoming summit meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, Trump replied "I think I’m very...
"This decision by the Justice Department will endanger reporters' ability to promise confidentiality to their sources and, ultimately, undermine the ability of a free press to shine a much-needed light on government actions."
Sean Hannity has never been confused as a public intellectual. He’s about as dull a blade as butter ever sought. He couldn’t pull off irony, or humor if Trump’s presidency depended upon it, and that’s just one of the reasons we know he wasn’t kidding, when he stated on his show: “Maybe Mueller’s witnesses, I […]
In case you missed it, Rudy had some choice words about his lack of respect for Stormy Daniels due to her profession. “A woman who sells her body for sexual exploitation, for money, I have no respect for.” If you just winced, given the identity of the prostitute that uttered the lines, and what he’s […]
Bravely, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders placed herself in front of the media again in the White House Daily Briefing, and it did not take long for the press assembled to demand to know why they ought to take her or the White House seriously when it comes to honest answers. the Washington Post‘s Josh Dawsey asked her […]
McClatchy on their game, brings us a new find on Russian operatives tied to the never-to-be-damned-enough “troll factory” that brought us “President Trump” and already under indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller. A Russian group with ties to these very same group already indicted are likely launching or preparing to launch yet another operation to […]
It took about two minutes for Shep Smith to thoroughly debunk one of Donald Trump’s Tuesday tweets and it’s something to behold. The Orange One sent out quite a fiery tweet first thing Tuesday morning, calling Mueller and his team Democrats (again)...
Leonard Pitts of the Miami Herald has had the same amount of success in reaching Trump’s most diehard supporters as you and I, which is none. A little over a month ago he declared that he had given up all attempt to reason with these people. Pitts faced outrage from readers who believed he needed […]