I Was Right!

I recently posted a retraction/modification of an earlier post, because I had originally claimed that the so called president is no different from his crooked predecessor, Richard Nixon. Former Reagan staffer Bruce Bartlett pointed out, quite correctly, that Nixon was far smarter than Trump, so I felt obligated to acknowledge this difference. I will now…

Don’t Count on Impeachment from Republicans, redux

On February 15, 2017, I published a post with the title, “Don’t Count on Impeachment from Republicans.” My argument was that, since most Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee voted against articles to impeach Richard Nixon, even as members of the Committee repeatedly read from transcripts of tapes recording conversations in the Oval Office plainly…

Give up the Fantasy

I don’t know if it’s the bizarre continuation of Christian belief or just human nature, but it is getting exasperating and kind of depressing how many seemingly intelligent people, including journalists and pundits, still seem to write as if they expect, if not the Donald himself, then the Republican Party, suddenly to have an accession…

“Conservative” Stupidity and Hypocrisy

It’s impossible to be both a good conservative and a good American. Poor Kellyanne Conway, who understands so little, illustrated this point recently. Speaking on national television about the so called President’s decision to fire the director of the FBI when that agency was busy investigating possible crimes by the Donald and his allies that…

What is a “Constitutional Crisis”?

It’s Christmas in May for the drama queen set. Lots of opportunity to squeal about a supposed “constitutional crisis.” Um, what, exactly, would constitute a “constitutional crisis”? No doubt different people, being different, would define it differently, but a “crisis,” according to Merriam-Webster, is “an unstable or crucial time or state of affairs in which…