Status report on Trump: a president in peril

Summary: Here is the best status report I've seen about Trump's problems, and the dynamics that will either keep him in play -- or put VP Pence in the Oval Office. By now it is obvious that Trump is lost in the job, with his administration fracturing around him. Here presidential biographer Elizabeth Drew reviews … Continue reading Status report on Trump: a president in peril

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What Trump told Russia, why it matters, and why journalists ignore the smartest man in Washington

Donald Trump - facepalm

Summary: Here is a summary of the latest sensational Trump fiasco. But more important, here is why the media chatter misses its significance. No matter how significant (or insignificant) the intel given to Russia, it brings the Republicans in Congress one step closer to impeaching him to save the GOP. However tactical their reasons for … Continue reading What Trump told Russia, why it matters, and why journalists ignore the smartest man in Washington

Trump’s comments about the Civil War are mocked when they should be discussed

Two populists: Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump

Summary: Liberals loudly condemned Trump's remarks about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War. They should have thought instead of talked. We can learn much from looking at our long struggle with slavery, obscured as it is by centuries of myth-making. Trump was correct. The role of Andrew Jackson provides a useful perspective on this, with lessons … Continue reading Trump’s comments about the Civil War are mocked when they should be discussed