The Donald and the Ultimate Irony

At a time when Republican mendacity, venality, and malfeasance have rendered irony nearly impossible, Donald Trump has finally brought about the ultimate irony. Since Richard Nixon, Republicans have calculated every issue solely in terms of what they perceive to be their immediate political best interests. Could Nixon drive a wedge between African Americans and organized…

Let Trump be Trump

So now Donald Trump has hired a Breitbart hack (if you’ll forgive the redundancy) Steve Bannon and pollster Kellyanne Conway to run his presidential campaign, demoting Paul Manafort, the closest the Donald every came to having a political professional helping him with his fundamentally and increasingly pathetic attempt to be President of the United States.…