Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Liveblogging Donald Trump’s address to the nation

With an approval rating average as enthusiastic as middle America’s embrace of foie gras, Donald Trump has decided the Afghan theater needs more men to pacify a country that the Soviets and British couldn’t. Less than eight years ago, Barack … Continue reading

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Steve Bannon — RIP

I don’t give a shit. A racist still sits in the Oval Office. One doesn’t applaud a mass murderer for burning an axe.

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Meanwhile on the Medicaid front…

It’s mid August, which means the Congressional Budget Office has goodies to stuff in your beach bucket to accompany the plastic shovel, coconut oil, and shades: If Mr. Trump stops payment of the subsidies, the budget office said, insurers will … Continue reading

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On Trump’s moral chaos

Five remarks, which I may expand on: (1) To admit I’m not surprised by Donald J. Trump’s remarks is not to mitigate my own horror, or my assurance that the badly cropped dictator of the Necrocracy of North Korea heard … Continue reading

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RIP — Donald Trump

How history will remember the Trump presidency:

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The modern roots of Charlottesville

On Sunday, Aug. 3, 1980, the Republican candidate for president made the following remarks at the Neshoba County Fair: Today, and I know from our own experience in California when we reformed welfare, I know that one of the great … Continue reading

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Racism? What racism?

The imbecility of the president shouldn’t blind us from the awfulness promulgated by the less incompetent forces in his administration, namely Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. During his confirmation hearings, he looked aggrieved that anyone would consider him a racist. Behold: … Continue reading

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The power of an alarmed citizenry

“Yes, Mr. Soto?” the woman on the phone says, in the manner of a restaurant hostess acknowledging a demanding regular. She also sounds like one of my great aunts. Three mornings a week since late January I will call the … Continue reading

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A look at the failure of “skinny repeal”

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Don’t trust Trump, part XVIII

Chronicling the degeneration of Donald Trump’s attitudes toward the queer community shows the perils of relying on the whims of plutocrats: After completing a 2005 boardroom scene for “The Apprentice,” Trump told the show’s first openly gay competitor that he … Continue reading

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The president’s contempt for human dignity

In the last forty-eight hours, Donald J. Trump’s contempt for Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III has led to wags speculating that he hopes to push the attorney general close enough to the window so that Sessions jumps. Yesterday the National Review, … Continue reading

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Helping the hopeless

Once again, The New Yorker, like many daily newspapers where coastal elites dwell, dips a toe gingerly into the pool of poor white resentment. What Peter Hessler found will surprise no one since November 2016: Before Trump took office, people … Continue reading

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