Tag Archives: Trump Loses It

In the Twilight

Wagner called it Götterdämmerung – the twilight of the gods. It’s over for them. All that will be left for them is flat meaninglessness and death. Everything comes to an end. Wagner isn’t exactly cheery, but even gods became insignificant … Continue reading

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One Very Bad Day

What happened? In one day everything fell apart, because four things happened. After the president ignored the advice of everyone in the government and in the military, he announced the United States was pulling its troops out of Syria – … Continue reading

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That Tug on the Sleeve

There was only one theme from the beginning. Donald Trump told America that everyone is out to get us. He told America to sneer at the rest of the world – to get angry and get tough. The world was … Continue reading

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No One Bored Now

Politicians say things, and in the April before the election, and long before the nominating convention – when everyone thought that Donald Trump was a buffoon who didn’t stand a chance at winning either, after he unexpectedly won a string … Continue reading

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Diagnosis Trump

Think of the American electorate as one large collective psychiatrist and the election as an exercise in differential diagnosis. Each candidate presents symptoms – some call that campaigning. The “psychiatrist” has to decide whether they’re quite mad, or quite sane. … Continue reading

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Not Okay

At twenty-four days to Election Day – Trump or Clinton – there was no talk of public policy or foreign policy or economic policy. One of the candidates was obsessed with other matters, and his opponent fell silent and let … Continue reading

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Proper Outrage

In politics, as in life, success depends on a fairly simple concept – when opportunity knocks, open the damned door. There are other ways to put this – seize control of the narrative – don’t let a good disaster go … Continue reading

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