Tag Archives: Donald Trump

How does it feel?

If the owner’s account holds up, I admire how she covered her legal ass while keeping the moral high ground: Several Red Hen employees were gay, [the owner] said. They knew Sanders had defended Trump’s desire to bar transgender people … Continue reading

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The craving for non-partisanship: journalism in the Age of Trump

I won’t take credit for the following quasi-column, which appeared as a comment on Scott Lemieux’s Lawyers Guns & Money a couple months ago. I liked it so much that I pasted it here but haven’t had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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‘We’re like the piggy bank that everybody’s robbing…’

I rarely contribute to the horse race of covering the occupant of the Oval Office, but, to quote the late Dick Nixon, my god:

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Exploring masterpieces of received political reporting

Hours before North Korea shocked no one except White House officials Matt Yglesias offered a summary of what we know about the occupant of the Oval Office: Donald Trump is a liar. More than that, he’s a fraud. Not just … Continue reading

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The wisdom of not understanding Trump voters

When posting this news on Friday, I considered creating a tag called “Fuck Trump Voters.” This way my readers and I can easily find the number of things I’ve posted since November 2016 in which I boast about not giving … Continue reading

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‘I pulled the lever for Trump, and I’m not sorry I did’

Seventeen months after the election, after MSNBC has eschewed, say, extended coverage of the teacher strikes in favor of blanket coverage of Russian connection, Stormy Daniels, and the ever-changing moods of Rudy Giuliani, the New York times spends resources to … Continue reading

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Self-righteousness only The Village could love

“[James] Comey isn’t just the kind of writer who quotes Shakespeare, but the kind who quotes himself quoting Shakespeare,” Carlos Lozada writes in a delicious review of A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership that is by far the most … Continue reading

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Americans lead coalition in effort to Do Something

The drums of war beat again, and with John Bolton in charge of the National Security Council it’s 2002 all over again. Larison connects the dots: Trump’s statement announcing the attack contained a lot of the usual moralizing rhetoric we … Continue reading

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Exploring the soft white pouches of Donald Trump

These times are so extraordinary that I agree with Michiko Kakutani — she finds the prose that appears under James Comey’s name rather good. “The soft white pouches under” Trump’s “expressionless blue eyes” isn’t bad; I prefer that she notes … Continue reading

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Farewell, Paul Ryan

Barack Obama did damage to the body politic when in early 2010, at a health care “forum” where he cleaned the clock of every Republican who thought he couldn’t hold his own discussing policy minutiae, he praised Congressman Paul Ryan … Continue reading

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When to use ‘corruption’ as an insult

Alex Pareene on how Scott Pruitt, like many phenomena emerging from Trump’s DC, represents a culmination rather than an aberration: So the problem is, the only difference between Pruitt’s corruption and the widespread corruption of nearly everyone else in Washington, … Continue reading

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‘The Workshop’ follows yet another disaffected young right winger

Championing self-definition and the right to personal liberty, liberals sometimes don’t anticipate the consequences. American conservatives and libertarians have written dozens of op-eds and columns reveling in the hypocrisy of liberal embrace of free speech so long as the speech … Continue reading

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