Category: Opinion

Trump’s War on the Truth Tellers

Trump and his White House don’t argue on the merits. They attack the  institutions that come up with facts and arguments they don’t like. They even do it preemptively. Last week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer warned that the…

Enemy of the fools

President Donald Trump has declared journalists to be the enemies of the people, an allusion to history with which the neo fascist leader is probably entirely unfamiliar. The first 40 days of this administration are shaping up like the prelude…

7 Signs of Tyranny

As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically do 7 things: 1. They exaggerate their mandate to govern – claiming, for example, that they won an election by a “landslide” even after losing the popular vote. They criticize any finding…

Game of Drones

Political media follows status-quo politicians and ignores ground breaking superstars, so voters often do not know their best choices, but lazy journalists are no excuse for citizens shirking their duty to pick the best candidates. If running for governor were…

Republicans have a Trump problem

Republicans railed against Hillary Clinton’s ‘extremely careless’ behavior when it was revealed she kept a private email server while secretary of state. Now they have got a problem with President Donald Trump, who uses his cell phone to post messages…

The White House Mess

Donald Trump sold himself to voters as a successful businessman who knew how to get things done, a no-nonsense manager who’d whip government into shape. But he’s showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in…