Tag Archives: Elizabeth Warren

A Plan for That

Something is up. Someone has a new slogan. Obama’s Slogan was “Yes we can!” that wrapped up everything he was up to in three words. And that was enough. That felt right. John McCain had no slogan. There was nothing … Continue reading

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On Becoming Self-Impeachable

Reporters know what to do. If it’s a feature story, a human interest thing, for the top left of the front page, set the scene. Be cinematic or novelistic. Describe the landscape and then introduce the colorful main characters. Hook … Continue reading

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Individualism Untempered By Common Decency

Donald Trump was inevitable. The repeal of Obamacare was inevitable. Six years ago, Neal Gabler explained that in America the Stony-Hearted: When the political history of the last thirty years is written, scholars will no doubt describe a rightward revolution that … Continue reading

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The Persistence of Nonsense

Nothing is ever settled. Donald Trump is president but he lost the popular vote by a wide margin. Almost three million votes is a wide margin, and that’s the problem. His defenders say that doesn’t matter. He won the electoral … Continue reading

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The Desperate Days

Perhaps the last two weeks of all presidential campaigns get a bit strange, but this year, with one of the candidates being a complete novice – he’s never run for office before and doesn’t seem much interested in public policy, … Continue reading

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Odd Man Out

So, who is going to stand with Donald Trump? That is, which Republicans are going to campaign with him or at least campaign for him, telling America that he’s a fine fellow? There have been no volunteers so far, which … Continue reading

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The Closer

The man did write The Art of the Deal and on Thursday, May 26, 2016, Donald Trump closed the deal: Donald J. Trump officially secured the number of delegates he needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination Thursday, according to … Continue reading

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