The So Called President and the Pathos of American Culture

I have noted how fantastically inapt is the attempt to make a close comparison between the United States of 2017 and Nazi Germany, especially drawing parallels between Donald Trump and Adolph Hitler. As a very obvious point, Hitler did not live to the age that Trump now is and achieved national political power at a…

Donald and Tricky Dicky

A megalomaniacal, Republican President who calls the press and political opponents “enemies” and seems hell bent on consolidating all power in the presidency at the expense of Congress and the judiciary. Donald Trump. Or Richard Nixon. Nixon’s excesses led historian Arthur Schlesinger to coin the term, “Imperial Presidency,” which denotes the tendency of the President…

“The Enemy of the American People”?

“[T]he enemy of the American people”? The so-called President, Donald Trump, recently took to his favorite medium, Twitter, to finger every major television network – save Fox – the New York Times, “and many more” as “fake news” that is “the enemy of the American people.” This is characteristic Trump craziness. Several observers have suggested…

Don’t Count on Impeachment from Republicans

The resignation of Mike Flynn from his position as National Security Director after the briefest stint of anyone ever to hold the job, with the various missteps by President Trump and his minions in explaining the situation to the public, have left many persons openly discussing the possibility of impeaching Trump. The bad news: don’t…