Where’s the Backlash Over Trump and Brexit?

December 20, 2019

I dutifully got a shot this winter to inoculate myself against four different flu viruses. By exposing myself to weakened strains of these diseases, and preemptively suffering some mild flu symptoms, I can ward off the more serious consequences of a full-on infection and do my part to help stop...

When Is a Coup a Coup?

December 13, 2019

Coups have been one of the greatest threats to democracy. The people elect a daring leader willing to take on the status quo. And then, as in Iran in 1953 or Chile in 1973, the military pushes the leader aside to take control. Sometimes the generals remain in power; sometimes they restore a royal...

Facts Speak Louder Than Words

October 18, 2019

The impeachment narrative is going well at the moment. The Democrats in the House of Representatives are making daily headlines about both substance and process. They throw in a few Ukraine facts and witnesses that support the narrative and move on to the next process issue, resisted...

Is It Time for Trump to Go?

October 01, 2019

With only 24 hours in a day and so many people out to get him, Trump is so busy trying to slay his foes that even his faux friends can’t keep up with the effort. Never has this been more apparent than in the present Trump abuse of power scandal. This all has been and will continue to be...

Zelensky and Trump Share a Hyperreal Friendship

September 26, 2019

Reacting to the latest scandal, which seems to have convinced some hitherto hesitant members of Congress to launch impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump, the White House chose to publish its account of what Democrats have implied as an incriminating telephone conversation....

The Case for Impeachment Goes Way Beyond Ukraine

September 26, 2019

“Has Trump finally gone too far?” There’s a headline you’ve seen a thousand times. At last, Speaker Nancy Pelosi says he has. A whistleblower says US President Donald Trump withheld foreign aid to Ukraine to pressure the country’s new president into investigating the past business of...

Impeach Now, Ask Questions Later

May 02, 2019

Go boldly where Mueller should have gone, to state clearly and unequivocally that Trump is a crook. When times are bad, it always seems that bad people win. When times are good, bad people always win. When bad people win, the rest of us almost always lose. Of late, bad people are succeeding...