Recent Donald Trump Commentaries

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...
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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...
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January 5, 2024
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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...
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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...
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December 8, 2023
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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,...
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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...
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September 22, 2023
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Donald Trump: Victim
UPDATE: Apologies to readers. I’m facing several detail deadlines for the new book. I expect to be posting a cover image and details in August. The photos are fake; the boxes were planted; the tape of him talking about the secret documents to his attorney was faked; he never attacked E. Jean Carroll; never paid hush money to Stormy; and...
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June 13, 2023
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Donald Trump: Ready to Take a Ride in The Cash Cab?
“I’m your host, Ben Bernardo. Donald Trump are you ready to take a ride in the Cash Cab to the courthouse?” “What do I have to lose?” “Instead of the usual cash prizes, Mr. President, you will be awarded defense points that could possibly be used in the courtroom. “The rules are simple, I will ask you a question. If...
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April 4, 2023
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Everything Everywhere All at Once
SPECIAL AWARDS EDITION While the odds-makers in Vegas are focused on March Madness everyone everywhere is focused on The Big 4 awards . . . in New York, Georgia, Washington, and Mar-a-Lago, and one special prize. Let’s dive into the first award of the night from New York. While the Trump organization was already found guilty of fraud and falsifying...
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March 18, 2023
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Ignore Trump? I Was Wrong!
Last week, I wrote that the media needs to ignore former president Donald Trump. I was wrong. None of us should ignore Donald Trump. Time and time again, Trump has proven himself to be a bigoted, misogynistic, narcissistic and dangerous liar. Now, he’s crossed the Rubicon . . . no course correction . . . no going back . ....
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December 6, 2022