Trump’s Undeclared State of Emergency

October 11, 2019

Donald Trump’s public appeal to China last week to help with uncovering dirt on the Biden family was both a brazen flouting of the law and (it pains me to say) an astute political tactic. “China should start an investigation into the Bidens, because what happened in China is just about as bad...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Speaking Out” on Trump

August 27, 2018

The dilemma for politicians of all stripes is to find a way to talk about their opponents’ corruption without drawing attention to their own. At the end of a bad week in court for the White House, The New York Times highlighted the quandary of Republicans facing re-election in November’s...

Congress, We Are Watching You

April 12, 2018

The US Congress should pass a balanced budget, not a phony balanced budget amendment. On April 12, Republicans in the House of Representatives will stage a vote on an amendment to the US Constitution that pretends to balance the federal budget, but really just raises the threshold to pass future...

The Unintended Effect on the Left

January 23, 2018

How Trump galvanized the left and the lessons they’ve taken from his presidency. On the day of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, an alternative story competed for headlines. A sea of determined women in pink knitted hats invaded Washington, DC, and a new wave of energized progressive...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Vicki Marble Defines “Shown”

October 30, 2017

Colorado politician teaches a youngster how to create the belief that what’s fake is actually true. TODAY’S 3D DEFINITION: SHOWN There is a very common expression used by politicians and writers of opinion pieces: “it has been shown that…” Colorado’s state senator, Vicki Marble,...

The Trump Equation

July 28, 2017

Trump has successfully attacked the media, scholars and scientists by crudely creating a false dichotomy — you cannot believe in them if you believe in me. As a general proposition, I refrain from giving Republicans the benefit of my advice, but Trump is so pathetically ignorant that I feel...

The World This Week: Obamacare Lives as Trumpcare Dies

March 26, 2017

By failing to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Republicans have put into question their ability to govern the US. On March 22, a terror attack in Westminster left at least four dead and more than 40 injured. Khalid Masood, a 52-year old who had spent time in prison for violence, became the...