Category: Administration

An Era of Breathtaking Lies

David Leonhardt of the New York Times has evidently lost his patience with the lies that are coming out the president’s mouth and the mouths of his spokespeople and surrogates, and so he’s abandoning his reservations about applying the ‘L’…

Why the IC Was Focused on Michael Flynn

Back in November, when President-Elect Trump announced his intention to make Michael Flynn his National Security Adviser, I called it a catastrophic pick and, citing a May/June article by Michael Crowley in Politico Magazine, I noted that a senior Obama…

Dienstleiters for the Gleichschaltung

The Trump administration isn’t really running the government, but they are trying to keep their eyes on it: The political appointee charged with keeping watch over Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and his aides has offered unsolicited advice so…

Diane Feinstein’s Faith in America

Diane Feinstein, born in 1933, is roughly the same age as my father, which means she’s getting up in years. But she’s still working hard and seemingly as sharp as ever. The California senator recently took over as the top…

Trump Imperiled His Own Agenda

It kind of makes me laugh when people pretend that the Republicans in Congress need their numbers to add up in order to pass legislation. Still, the CBO says that the House bill to repeal Obamacare would create substantial savings.…

Is Trump Being Investigated?

Keeping Matt Taibbi’s warning in mind that there may not ultimately be any there there is the investigation into Donald Trump’s Russian connections, what would an ordinary person infer from the following which just appeared at the New York Times’…