Trump wants America to be like Black Panther’s Wakanda

Wakanda

Summary: The Left loves the Black Panther film. So will President Trump. It echos themes that he says will Make America Great Again, including racial homogeneity and the Wall. The film provides a mirror in which we can see ourselves more clearly -- and gain a deeper understanding into America's dysfunctional politics. See my full … Continue reading Trump wants America to be like Black Panther’s Wakanda

Bowman explains why the Democrats burn Bill to get Trump

Bill Clinton at press conference denying affair with Monica Lewinsky

Summary: Here James Bowman describes the Democrats' quandary as they attempt to bring Trump under fire as a sexual harasser. How to spin their support for Bill Clinton and disbelief in his victims? But with the stakes so high, motivated intelligent people will find a way. First of two posts today. "Putting Down the Big Dog" … Continue reading Bowman explains why the Democrats burn Bill to get Trump

Trump’s job approval shows the Democrats’ dilemma in 2018

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Summary: After one year in office, after 12 months of continuous bombardment by his political foes, Trump's job approval numbers have held steady for six months (they dropped after the honeymoon). This is key to understanding the current situation in US politics -- and what lies ahead in the potentially decisive 2018 and 2020 elections. … Continue reading Trump’s job approval shows the Democrats’ dilemma in 2018

A new report debunks stories about the Charlottesville riot

White Nationalists Marching with Torches

Summary: A new report about the Charlottesville riot debunks much of the media's coverage and validates Trump's widely mocked response to it. Revelations in a report giving an Independent review of the protest events in Charlottesville, Virginia. This is a report commissioned by the City of Charlottesville. It is a long, lavishly researched, dynamite rebuke … Continue reading A new report debunks stories about the Charlottesville riot

Jessica Mathews: why scuttling the Iran deal is MAD

ranian poster of the Great Satan and the Ayatollah

Summary: Trump apparently intends to scuttle the nuclear arms control deal with Iran. Here an expert explains that the reasons he gives are wrong and that the consequences will be ugly for both us and for them. For more information see the previous posts in this series, listed at the end. Iranian students with pictures … Continue reading Jessica Mathews: why scuttling the Iran deal is MAD