Tag Archives: Trump and Kim

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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Adding Insult

The man is difficult. Donald Trump has a different conception of charm than most everyone else. Maybe he’s Don Rickles – the man who showed that insulting someone to their face is damned funny, watch them squirm, and funny as … Continue reading

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The Man on the Ledge

There’s always that man on the ledge, and the good man, the hero, who goes out there and talks him down from that ledge. Empathy – understanding – reason – the careful application of guilt about all the people who … Continue reading

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The Man Who Broke the World

The news is what no one expected – otherwise it wouldn’t be news – or it can be what everyone kind of expected but hoped and prayed would never really happen, and then did happen – like a war or … Continue reading

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