This week in Trump World was an epic exercise in Orwellian doublethink. As GOP strategist Rick Wilson points out it was a time to terrify our allies and legitimize our enemies. Not many people could figure out a way to portray Justin Trudeau as a thug and Kim Jong Un as a rock star, but […]
“Kim Jung Un loves his people.” Donald Trump The United States has never had the moral authority it acted as though it deserved, or even pretended to have, but it used to have some, no matter how much our human rights record suffered during the Iraq War. Barack Obama built back our moral-standing up to […]
Shinzo Abe is no fool and God knows he went out of his way to stroke Trump and ingratiate himself to him, even going along with being called “Shinzo,” and rhapsodizing about chocolate cake. And Trump led him on, saying he knew that the issue of release of the abductees taken from Japan by North […]
The brief agreement signed by Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un is mostly confined to praising the meeting between the two men. But lodged between the repetitions of “historic” and the declarations that this brief get together was actually “an epochal event...
You know, there’s nothing I love more than watching Ali Velshi on MSNBC take apart some brainless GOP twit, usually a congressman, who dares to venture into the economic logic arena with Velshi. And it’s always amusing to watch other hosts and analysts on MSNBC and CNN ridicule Trumpanomics with simple math. But you’d expect […]
History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes Mark Twain Sometimes it’s kind of cute and funny when life imitates art. Other times it’s damn near terrifying, and this is one of those times Trump’s actions over the last few days have given an almost eerie authenticity to the novel ‘1984’. For those who have […]
Donald Trump’s strategy for meeting with a man known for starving his people, publicly executing dissidents and everyday citizens on a whim via poisoning, firing squads, anti-aircraft missiles and even flamethrowers? A man (and his father before him)...
Fox and Friends was ready for a party. Our Dear Leader met with their Dear Leader and saved the world. Unfortunately, Fox invited the wrong conservative in Ben Shapiro to share in what was clearly intended to be a celebration of all that is Trump. Shapiro proceeded to drop some reality into an otherwise great […]
It is almost impossible to discern what exactly took place in Singapore while we all slept. A wholly non-binding agreement – a statement – got signed. But, the statement included no provisions for human rights abuses, no provisions for how each nation would enforce the few things agreed upon, certainly no means to ensure that […]
Donald Trump has given Kim Jong-Un exactly what he wanted and received nothing in return. Previous administrations have refused to reward North Korea’s bad behavior by giving recognition to the Kim family regime. Trump has reversed longstanding U.S....