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Is President Trump’s Baseness Shrinking the Republican Base?

President Trump entered the White House in January of 2017; by the end of his first month in office, Trump had a net disapproval rating in only six liberal states: California, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland and Hawaii. By the end of September of 2018, however,  Trump’s disapproval disease had spread to 29 states.   Might all of Trump’s “false statements”, corruption in his administration, … Read More Is President Trump’s Baseness Shrinking the Republican Base?

President Trump’s Selfish Nationalism is Self-Defeating

According to U.S. President Donald Trump, a globalist “is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so much. And you know what? We can’t have that.” In sum, “globalists” are bad, according to Trump, because they are not narrowly patriotic enough; a true globalist embraces the whole human race, and thus is a traitor to his … Read More President Trump’s Selfish Nationalism is Self-Defeating

Benjamin Wittes on Judge Brett Kavanaugh: I Know Him But I Wouldn’t Confirm Him

Writing in The Atlantic, Benjamin Wittes, Editor in chief of Lawfare and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, explains why he has decided that Judge Brett Kavanugh, a man he knows and respects, is not worthy of being confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Though Wittes admits that he found Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony slightly more credible than Kavanaugh’s, what matters most to … Read More Benjamin Wittes on Judge Brett Kavanaugh: I Know Him But I Wouldn’t Confirm Him

Anonymous NY Times Op-Ed Not Very Enlightening (BTW, is Mattis the writer?)

Today the NY Times has taken the extraordinary step of publishing an unsigned, anonymous opinion piece that is another appalling, damning inside-the-White House report on the unfitness of our president by “a senior official in the Trump administration.” Everyone wants to know: who wrote it? But is it the stroke of truth we need to begin to untangle the deceptive web of an unfit … Read More Anonymous NY Times Op-Ed Not Very Enlightening (BTW, is Mattis the writer?)

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Couplets: “The Human Wall”

Because no one will pay to build His WALL– Not Mexico, not Congress, not even the Wall Street Journal or Faux News, not anyone— The PRESIDENT will send soldiers with guns To make sure Mexico does not invade. Nat. Guard will guard the desert (without shade) As long as Trump proclaims that they will stand On rattlesnakes and in the Rio Grande. And who will … Read More Couplets: “The Human Wall”

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Banishing Our Diplomats

By John Frederick Kaufman The newest foreign policy news today is that Russia has retaliated for the expelling of Russian diplomats (some of whom are said to be spies) by both European nations and the United States. Russian diplomats were banished from our shores by President Trump (in a rather quiet, un-Trumpian manner) in response to the nerve-agent poisoning in England of a former Russian double agent … Read More Banishing Our Diplomats

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Couplets for Justice

By John Frederick Kaufman   In honor of World Poetry Day Couplets for those who don’t betray The verse of stars, the vow of stones And meet the sinking sun alone– As if a cell can bar a soul … As if a whale can hide the whole. (Photo: Of Pieter Lastman, “Jonah and the Whale”, 1621 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)