GOP silence signals assent

Trump Tries to Destroy the West By David Leonhardt, Opinion Columnist, The New York Times, June 10, 2018   President Trump at the Group of 7 summit meeting in Quebec on Friday.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times The alliance between the United States and Western Europe has accomplished great things. It won two world wars in the first […]

Trump claims immunity from all laws

Trump’s legal memo to Robert Mueller is a recipe for tyranny A clear and present danger to the rule of law By Matthew Yglesias, Vox.com., Jun 3, 2018, 8:30am EDT Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images Essentially all presidents sooner or later end up commissioning lawyers to put forward an expansive view of presidential power, but those lawyers […]

The nation needs more John Brennans

John Brennan: I will speak out until integrity returns to the White House   President Trump listens during a meeting in the Oval Office in April. (Evan Vucci/AP) From The Washington Post By John Brennan, June 1 at 7:42 AM John Brennan served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency from March 2013 to January 2017. […]

Accepting his lies makes liars of us

Call out his lies. He depends on them. By E.J. Dionne Jr., Columnist, The Washington Post, May 30, 2018, 7:49 PM  By now, we know that President Trump is a lying demagogue. Because this is not said often enough, he has been allowed to routinize lying and enshrine the vilest forms of divisiveness as a normal part of […]

Time for action

Sounding Code Red: Electing the Trump Resistance By Thomas L. Friedman, Opinion Columnist, The New York Times, May 29, 2018 CreditPool photo by Olivier Douliery With the primary season winding down and the midterms soon upon us, it’s time to point out that this election is not about what you may think it’s about. It is not […]

Trump has little advice to offer Naval Academy graduates

From The Baltimore Sun By Daniel Barkhuff and William Burke In 1969, after having already been held hostage for four years, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy faced a lonely choice in a North Vietnamese prison camp: how to prevent his captors from using him in a propaganda piece. James Stockdale chose to smash […]

And ‘the response is so tepid’

Here are the political norms that Trump violated in just the past week From The Washington Post By Max Boot, May 21 at 1:29 PM Remember that old adage that a frog will jump out of a boiling pot but won’t notice if the temperature is slowly raised until it’s boiled alive? It turns out that […]

Pence has chosen his dishonor

Trump is no longer the worst person in government Vice President Pence. (Chuck Burton/AP) From The Washington Post By George F. Will, Opinion writer, May 9 at 7:39 PM Donald Trump, with his feral cunning, knew. The oleaginous Mike Pence, with his talent for toadyism and appetite for obsequiousness, could, Trump knew, become America’s most repulsive […]

The pieces are coming together

Trump’s Shadowy Money Trail By The Editorial Board, The New York Times, May 9, 2018   CreditIllustration by Matt Chase; Photo by Tibor Gartner/Getty Images Before there was a hint of collusion with Russia, there were questions about Donald Trump’s finances. In those more innocent days, the questions were mainly about propriety — why wouldn’t he […]