Tag Archives: Trump Lashes Out

The Day Came

This wasn’t supposed to happen, but everyone knew it was going to happen, and now it has happened, and in fact it already happened: Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III began using a grand jury in federal court in Washington … Continue reading

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Not Quite Professional Grade

Americans know their helplessness. When the car breaks down, take it back to the dealer. There are no backyard mechanics anymore. There’s nothing under the hood that anyone can ticker with. It’s all solid state stuff sealed in little black … Continue reading

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That Level of Deference

Barack Obama wasn’t the first – Jesse Jackson was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and did reasonably well, for the times back then. He may have been a black man but he found a … Continue reading

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Ten Times Harder

Legends don’t have to be true. No one believes that George Washington, as a lad, chopped down that cherry tree, and when confronted by his father, fessed up and said, “Father, I cannot tell a lie.” That’s admirable, but Mark … Continue reading

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The Sore-Loser-in-Chief

f”If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it.” That was W. C. Fields’ advice, but there are romantics. Robert Kennedy’s favorite song was The Impossible Dream from the … Continue reading

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Trolling Trump

Schadenfreude is a word we borrow from German, because we don’t have a word for the smug pleasure derived from the misfortune of others, the joy that comes from seeing or hearing about another person’s troubles or failures. It’s shorthand … Continue reading

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American Carnage

Donald Trump did it. It was his decision alone. He withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. Half of his administration was telling him to stay in. All the big US corporations were telling him to stay in … Continue reading

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