Monthly Archives: March 2016

For April Fools

The question on the eve of April Fools’ Day this year was whether Donald Trump was finally self-destructing, but he’s been fooling everyone since June 16, 2015, when he “announced” – and that day said those Mexicans pouring across our … Continue reading

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A Class Act

One more day, one more Trump outrage: Donald J. Trump said on Wednesday that women who seek abortions should be subject to “some form of punishment” if the procedure is banned in the United States, further elevating Republican concerns that … Continue reading

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The Party Crumbles

The humorist Will Rogers used to say that he didn’t belong to any organized political party – he was a Democrat – but times change. Will Rogers died in 1935 but he was right, and the Democratic Party finally reached … Continue reading

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To Be Perfectly Honest

Josh Marshall, whose Talking Points Memo has been the go-to place for sensible political analysis for years, has been discussing the way that dominance politics “informs virtually everything about Donald Trump campaign” – the macho stuff that has eliminated Jeb … Continue reading

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Spring Break

It’s time for a pause – Easter weekend – a few days with the family far south of Hollywood. Commentary will resume Monday evening, and at the other site there will be new photography. Not now. The world can wait.

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The Final Descent

There were all those years as a corporate “road warrior” getting home every other week on a Friday night, before the flight out Sunday evening for another two weeks on the other side of the continent. That was perpetually disorienting, … Continue reading

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Escalating Testosterone

This was supposed to be a one-day story – the image of Melania Trump does looking pretty damned hot naked on that bearskin rug in the cabin of Donald Trump’s private Boeing 757 with those words – “Meet Melania Trump, … Continue reading

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