Category Archives: Donald Trump

Taking the Argument Too Far

Michele Bachmann was a rising star in the Republican Party once, a long time ago – that year when the Republicans were deciding which of them had the best chance of making Obama a one-term president – the year of … Continue reading

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Preposterous Things

Donald Trump wants us to know things about him. In a 2014 interview he said that he was told, by many people who know such things, that he was “the best baseball player in New York” – when he was in … Continue reading

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The Trump Puzzlement

Aging baby boomers remember a far more innocent time. In 1956 it was The King and I – the film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, with Deborah Kerr as the English governess and tutor to the many children … Continue reading

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Our Reckless Caretaker

Donald Trump knows how to fire up a crowd. He did that as a candidate and continues to do that as president, but it’s not an Obama thing, where the crowd, rightly or wrongly, sees a brighter future. Trump is … Continue reading

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Past Presidents

American kids grow up with different wars, because we’re always at war. On October 7, 2001, it was Operation Enduring Freedom – war in Afghanistan. We’re still there. On March 20, 2003, it was Operation Iraqi Freedom – our war … Continue reading

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Istanbul on the Potomac

There’s North Korea. There’s Syria. There’s Iran. And there are always the Palestinians and most of the obscure nations south of Egypt, full of ISIS and al-Qaeda wannabes – and then there’s Turkey. No, really – Turkey may be a … Continue reading

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Our Man of Militant Ignorance

Nothing has settled down. Donald Trump has not become presidential in any way anyone uses that word – although he said he could be presidential, and would be – “I will be so presidential. You will be so bored. You’ll … Continue reading

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