Trump’s at War with US Intelligence… And (for Once) He’s Right

February 08, 2019

By giving America its dumbest and cruelest wars, the best and brightest left room for a dumber and crueler leader to end them. In the TV show Designated Survivor, Kiefer Sutherland plays a neophyte president, Tom Kirkman, who tries to bring decency and common sense to the Oval Office after a...

Donald Trump Has Broken This Record

January 18, 2019

Donald Trump is as obsessed with breaking records as he is with breaking agreements. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. US President Donald Trump has set in motion a national counting game exploited by the media on a daily basis. It stems from the drama of his frustration with the political...

Senators Disagree with Donald Trump on MBS

December 06, 2018

Donald Trump’s preferred driving style is gunning the accelerator and then leaving the gears in neutral. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains.  Controversy surrounding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi continues building in Washington as the world awaits a definitive policy...

Donald Trump’s Policies Have Diminished America’s Global Leadership

November 30, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to former US Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh. US foreign policy is a hot topic of discussion in the media. Since his inauguration in 2017, President Donald Trump has been embroiled in controversy with world leaders: from hanging up on...

Donald Trump Says the World Is a “Vicious Place”

November 26, 2018

For Donald Trump the world was “dangerous” last week and “vicious” this week. The trend is downward. What will it be next week?  Donald Trump’s simplistic worldview has never been particularly hard to decipher. But the more he talks about delicate subjects, where crass slogans and...

Donald Trump Tells America to Be Afraid

November 22, 2018

Donald Trump’s world is dangerous, so he chivalrously offers to shield Mohammed bin Salman from the imminent danger of having to answer for a crime everyone knows he committed. In the midst of the devastating Great Depression in the 1930s that stung the entire US population, spread across the...

Do Bullies Always Win?

October 08, 2018

Trump's bullying worked with Canada, has half-worked with Iran and North Korea, but has had nothing but malign impact on Israeli-Palestinian relations. The news that Canada has caved on trade has me depressed. The glee with which Donald Trump has announced his latest “victory” is galling....

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Is Trump “Racist”?

July 10, 2018

Believing other people are racist is the most convenient way to convince ourselves that we are not. Most people would agree that the very idea of “Make America Great Again” is built on the sentiment of xenophobia — fear if not hatred of the “Other” — which is often but not always...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: It’s Not “Assertiveness”

May 24, 2018

President Donald Trump has crossed the line from assertiveness to outright bullying. Donald Trump sometimes appears locked in a chess game that he believes is governed by the rules of poker. If you don’t like the hand you were dealt, you can simply fold and sacrifice your ante. In chess, you...

US Withdrawal Brings Uncertainty to Everyday Iranians

May 15, 2018

Iran went from being an isolated country, disconnected from the outside world, to a member of the international community. The future is now uncertain. On May 8, US President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also...

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