So this is what you get when you are an openly racist president: an openly disastrous government. The shutdown was the direct result of Trump's shithole outburst. I know Democrats are fretting about whether they are playing their hand the right way with this shutdown and the re-opening of the government. Let me just say... Continue Reading →
Shitholers of the World, Unite!
I just couldn't help myself. I have shithole roots just like Donald Trump. Here's a recent column from The Guardian about the words that blew up the immigration deal, the federal budget discussions, and all good sense along the way... Donald Trump knows a thing or two about “shitholes” – the label he apparently... Continue Reading →
Trump Is No Fool
And his aides are not rolling their eyes at his stupidities. One of my recent columns at The Guardian: Whatever the Trump era represents, it surely marks the dawn of a golden age of satire. But beware of laughing too much: the joke might be on us. Yes, Trump tweets like a buffoon. But we... Continue Reading →
Welcome to Trump’s Fact-Free World
It's apparently time to get over our weird attachment to the facts. One of my recent columns from The Guardian (apologies for posting it late): The late, great Daniel Patrick Moynihan used to say that everyone was entitled to their own opinion but not to their own set of facts. He obviously never imagined... Continue Reading →
The Cabinet Apprentice: Trump’s Latest Reality TV Show
My latest at The Guardian is about Trump's trumped up role on The Apprentice: the alpha dog boss pretending to be the successful executive he has never been in real life. That's sadly the show we're watching unfold in his so-called presidential transition right now. The Apprentice, that long, free commercial for a president-elect, hinges on... Continue Reading →
Corruption and Bribery are Not Conflicts of Interest
My latest column for the Guardian is about Trump's business dealings and how they are not some quaint conflict of interest. What kind of example are we setting for the rest of the world if the leader of the free world is enriching himself while in office? Somehow Donald Trump manages to dumb down everything.... Continue Reading →
Trump’s National Security Adviser is a Disaster
Here's my latest column for The Guardian on Trump's foreign policy team, such as it is. Say what you like about past presidents and their international legacies, but it’s hard to dispute the caliber of their national security advisers. From Henry Kissinger to Colin Powell, from Zbig Brzezinski to Sandy Berger, from Condi Rice to... Continue Reading →
Interviews and stuff
Catch my appearance on Meet the Press on Sunday Sept 15th here. I'll be on Morning Joe and The Last Word on Monday Sept 16th.