Politics

The New Collusion

Donald Trump’s new rally slogan has just one problem: it’s false.

With chants coming from his supporters at a recent El Paso, Texas rally, “Build that Wall,” President Donald Trump corrected them. “…you really mean, ‘Finish that wall,’ ” Trump said, “because we’ve built … Read More

And what better way for President Trump to celebrate a national emergency than unwinding for a three-day weekend at Mar-a-Lago playing golf! How does President Trump rank among his predecessors? Okay, we all know he wouldn’t make the top ten… twenty… or even thirty, … Read More

In Washington these days, crises happen at the speed of Trump — sometimes, faster.

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that President Trump “…has indicated he is prepared to sign the [spending] bill [that would avoid another government shutdown]. He will also be issuing … Read More

How does that ancient Chinese curse go, “May you live in interesting times”? Actually, that quote comes not from the Chinese at all. The closest Chinese expression is, “Better to be a dog in a peaceful time, than to be a human in a chaotic Read More

For years a parade of celebrities, politicians, CEOs and others have attempted to end The National Enquirer’s sleazy and wildly inaccurate “news” reporting with little success. Now this mainstay of Yellow Journalism has crossed swords with the world’s richest man, and The Enquirer’s parent company, … Read More

The Other Shoe

“Together, we can break decades of political stalemate, we can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions and unlock the extraordinary promise of America’s future.” – President Trump, State of the Union speech, Feb. 5, 2019

Despite all his bluster, … Read More

You’re Not Going to Believe This!

Late Friday, I received a phone call from President Trump.

“Hey Jim, it’s President Trump.” “Yes, Mr. President, what can I do for you?” I say, waiting for the punch line from some friend. “I’ve been meaning to call you for some time.” “Uh-huh.” “No, … Read More