Category: Politics

The World Is Getting a Taste of the Trump Doctrine

What to make of the sudden jump in “collateral damage” – i.e., the piling up of dead civilians in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Afghanistan, thanks to U.S. airstrikes? Do the out-of-the-blue missile attacks…

Why Opposing Trump Isn’t Like the GOP Obstructing Obama

In the 230-year period between the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and Barack Obama’s election, opposition parties blocked a grand total of 68 presidential nominees. In the three years and 10 months between Obama’s inauguration…

Democrats’ Support for Trump’s Syria Strike Is Self-Defeating

Democrats finally showed some spine last week, mounting a filibuster against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch – only to immediately undermine themselves when almost two-thirds of their caucus in the Senate supported Trump’s ham-fisted show of…

WTF Sean Spicer Just Said About Hitler During Passover

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer blundered disastrously through a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon. I know what you’re thinking: Why is this press briefing different from all other press briefings? Well, in this one,…

For White America, It’s ‘Happy Days’ Again

Two recent news stories crossed like ships in the night, without much public discussion of how they were related. Taibbi on Trump the Destroyer Trump has stuffed his Cabinet with tyrants, zealots and imbeciles –…

Donald Trump: Liar in Chief

“What should a United States senator, or any citizen, do if the president is a liar?” Sen. Bernie Sanders mused in March. The media, elected officials, even Trump’s spokespeople have all struggled to reckon with…

What to Make of Trump’s About-Face on Syria

There are several ways to look at Donald Trump’s abrupt about-face on Syria. One is that Thursday night’s Tomahawk missile strike on an airbase near Homs – a so-called “proportional response” to the Assad regime’s…