Category: Politics

Democrats in Texas are Eager to Vote

I’ve often compared the red/blue divide in our politics to two tectonic plates that are locked together. Every so often, there is some slippage along the fault line that causes a minor political earthquake, but things usually settle back into…

Trump Doesn’t Know Fact From Fiction

Asha Rangappa is a former FBI counterintelligence officer who now lectures at Yale University. He’s written a piece for Politico that explores some fairly obvious points about the damage that can be done to our governmental institutions when we elect…

Donald Trump Jr. Needs to Shut the Fuck Up

Remember when the Vietnam veteran Walter Sobchak and the pacifist Jeffrey ‘The Dude’ Lebowski took a break from bowling to discuss the upcoming Persian Gulf War? WALTER: Sure you’ll see some tank battles. But fighting in desert is very different…

David Brooks Can Solve All Our Problems

David Brooks has penned another insipid column, but this one is really poorly constructed, too. Once again, he relies on a dichotomy to try to explain a many-sided problem. So he introduces the least novel of insights, which is that…

No, You Are The McCarthyite

Sometimes a couple of pictures are worth a thousand words: While the president moans that he can’t find a Roy Cohn to protect him from the Russia probe, some on the left think it’s a new form of McCarthyism to…

The Case for Trump’s Removal is Made

As I worked my way through the opinion pages of the Washington Post and New York Times this morning, I was struck by how blunt and harsh the tone has become toward the president. Michael Wolff’s forthcoming book, “Fire and Fury,”…