Category Archives: Donald Trump

All Dug In

World War I was stupid. Battles like Verdun were stupid. This was trench warfare. Each side digs in, as deep as possible. The two sides shell each other. They might use mustard gas. There’s a charge now and then that … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Loyalty to a Malicious Man

Give it time. Sometimes things get better. There’s got to be a morning after. The sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar. But sometimes things get worse: President Trump, under fire for comments that even members of his … Continue reading

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The Ungrateful Ones

The only foreign capital named after a United States president is Monrovia, Liberia, named after James Monroe. That’s an odd country – it began as a settlement of the American Colonization Society, the organization that believed black people would face … Continue reading

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The Summer Gone Wrong

That was an odd week. It was the middle of summer and there was no baseball, except for that pleasant All-Star Game that means nothing at all – and then the season resumed on Friday evening. That’s fine. Everyone needs … Continue reading

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Driven by Anger

People do write books. Thomas Wright is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century and the Future of American Power – “a groundbreaking look at the future … Continue reading

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Not Trump’s Women Now

The women who won it all came home and the trouble continued: Megan Rapinoe may not visit Donald Trump in the White House but she might throw him out of it, according to a poll released on Tuesday. Rapinoe, 34, … Continue reading

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A Constitutional Reality Show

The best training for untangling modern American politics is to spend a decade teaching high school English at a private school, an expensive one, where the kids from good or at least wealthy families put in their time before it’s … Continue reading

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