Recent Donald Trump Commentaries

Featured image for “What Would Jesus Say?”
What Would Jesus Say?
“The Democrats and the fake news media want to constantly talk about ‘President Trump is a convicted felon.’ Well, you want to know something? The man that I worship is also a convicted felon. And he was murdered on a Roman cross.”—Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene Christians fanatical zeal for Donald Trump remains stunning to many millions, including myself, who just...
Read More
June 11, 2024
Featured image for “And the War Came”
And the War Came
While the Gettysburg Address is one of the most remembered and well-regarded, it was not Lincoln’s greatest speech. His second inaugural address was far superior and can be viewed as a prophecy for today’s divided nation: “On the occasion corresponding to this four years ago all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war. All dreaded it, all sought...
Read More
May 7, 2024
Featured image for “Utter Chaos”
Utter Chaos
Columbia University, House of Representatives, and the New York trial of former president Donald Trump: Pick a topic, and you will see what utter chaos looks like. Pro-Palestinian protestors not only defied Columbia University’s order yesterday to dismantle their encampments on the New York campus but assaulted and seized a building, Capitol building-style. All classes on the campus have been...
Read More
April 30, 2024
The Hallucinatory Effect of Donald Trump
Embed from Getty Images Atlantic columnist Mark Leibovich writes of Trump supporters, “You can dismiss Trump voters all of you want but give them this: They’re every bit as American as any idealized vision of the place.” I can accept Trump voters as Americans, but one thing they cannot justify is this: Trash talk, lies, and victimhood.  » Read more about:...
Read More
March 15, 2024
What Really Matters
Embed from Getty Images In the 1950s, a junior senator from Wisconsin blanketed America with lies and conspiracies. The “Red Scare” he created led millions to believe that communists had infiltrated the federal government, and he persecuted those who stood up for the Constitution. The cycle repeats with a former president who continues to lie and spread conspiracies as easily...
Read More
January 25, 2024
Words Matter
Embed from Getty Images It begins like this: Bit by little bit, misleading words grow in shadows where they are picked up and spread. Bit by bit, false conspiracies are created and multiplied. Lies spread, becoming a wildfire of hate from those who feel isolated, threatened, fearful. According to a Washington Post/University of Maryland poll,  » Read more about: Words Matter...
Read More
January 5, 2024
Featured image for “What Do Donald Trump and Ken Starr Have in Common?”
What Do Donald Trump and Ken Starr Have in Common?
Both willfully compromised the US Secret Service. Among the egregious behaviors former President Donald Trump inflicted on democracy was utilizing, to his own ends, a federal agency whose mandate was the nonpartisan protective mission of the Secret Service. During his time in office, it was axiomatic that anyone in Trump’s orbit faced a Hobson’s choice: loyalty to Trump or the...
Read More
December 12, 2023
It Doesn’t Change the Truth
“What a triumph for our enemies . . . to find that we are incapable of governing ourselves.”—George Washington Embed from Getty Images What or who are these people pledging their allegiance to? Amendment V — “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury...
Read More
December 8, 2023
Featured image for “A Nasty, Brutish Man”
A Nasty, Brutish Man
Seventeenth-century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes (known by his pessimist fans as Hobb-sy) warned us of Donald Trump. “It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.” In full-dress duplicity, Donald Trump fully embraces Hobbes’s notion. “I alone can fix it!” To his MAGA based, Trump is their hero of hate. (By the way, in Japanese, MAGA means confusion, complication,...
Read More
November 28, 2023
Those Who Choose Not To Remember The Past
Moderate House Republicans have been run over by their hard-right colleagues who continue their reckless abandonment of reason—all in fealty to a demagogue who, if he returns to the White House, will tear apart democratic principles in service to himself. The country has faced demagogues before. On February 9, 1950, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy stood before the County Women’s Republican...
Read More
September 22, 2023