Tag Archives: Trump and Kim

Actual Existential Threats

Forget the war dead. This Memorial Day was like this – “The husband of the woman who leads the ‘Reopen NC’ movement says people should be willing to kill, if necessary, to resist the ‘New World Order’ and emergency orders … Continue reading

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Proudly Wildly Disproportionate

Oversimplification is sometimes useful. Donald Trump’s base loves defiance and doesn’t see defiance as counterproductive at all. Sure, their guy makes stuff up, and he’s offended all our allies – no one trusts the United States now that it’s America … Continue reading

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Regarding Effective Management

Effective management is a skill set that can be learned. Or it’s a gift that some people have and others will never have. Or it’s a personality disorder – a kind of curse, a compulsion to organize that can’t be … Continue reading

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Outfoxed Again

Time flies. In March it was Jane Mayer in the New Yorker with The Making of the Fox News White House – which probably shocked no one – everyone had already guessed things like this: Sean Hannity has told colleagues … Continue reading

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Early Storm Clouds

The next eighteen months are going to be unpleasant. There will be an election at the end. Donald Trump will stay, or Joe Biden, or some other Democrat, will be the next president – and then Donald Trump will stay. … Continue reading

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Those Simple Solutions

“Every complex problem has a solution which is simple, direct, plausible… and wrong.” And either Mark Twain or H. L. Mencken or Peter Drucker said that. Even attribution gets complicated – because simple solutions and easy answers are almost always … Continue reading

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Not That Singular

Donald Trump promised a presidency like no other. He was rich. He was so rich no one could buy him off, and he could finance his own campaign – he’d owe no one anything. And he hated Republicans as much … Continue reading

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