Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Politics

By |May 15th, 2018|

Trump's Jerusalem Embassy Politicsphoto via POTUS on Instagram (public domain) On Monday, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and other leading lights of the Trumpist right gathered in Israel to celebrate the relocation of the American Embassy to Jerusalem, a gesture widely seen as a slap in the face to Palestinians who envision East Jerusalem [...]

Talk Radio Presidency

By |May 14th, 2018|

Talk Radio Presidency photo via New York Magazine FOR YEARS I wrote about right-wing talk radio's influence on the Republican Party. Donald Trump turned right-wing radio's influence mined by Karl Rove for votes into a talk radio presidency. From Olivia Nuzzi But almost as soon as Trump announced his candidacy, in June 2015, [...]

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Olivia’s Diary, & Something Monica Lewinsky Wrote

By |May 14th, 2018|

Available on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo #audiobook A COLUMN written by Monica Lewinsky for Vanity Fair (March issue) is entitled "Emerging from the "House of Gaslight" in the Age of #MeToo." An excerpt (emphasis added): I discussed this idea with psychologist Jack Saul, founding director of New York’s International Trauma Studies [...]

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Der Spiegel Joins the Resistance

By |May 12th, 2018|

Der Spiegel Joins the Resistance The conversation turned to Mr. McCain’s opposition to Mr. Trump’s nominee for C.I.A. director because of her past ties to an interrogation program that used torture on terrorist suspects. “It doesn’t matter,” Ms. Sadler said, “He’s dying anyway.” [New York Times] IT IS futile to argue about civility. [...]

Good News, Long Plane Ride to Singapore for Trump

By |May 10th, 2018|

Good News, A Long Plane Ride to Singapore for Trumpphoto: State Department (public domain) IT WAS a good news day when Secretary Mike Pompeo delivered 3 Americans from torture and worse in North Korea. Whatever you think about Pompeo's politics, it matters when the secretary of state has a close relationship with the [...]

Trump Trashes Iran Deal

By |May 9th, 2018|

Trump Trashes Iran Deal NOT EVEN French President Macron believed his charm offensive had changed Donald Trump's mind on the Iran Deal. A document our president hasn't read, doesn't comprehend, and has wanted to undo since it was agreed upon by the world's most powerful nations. The Middle East is a more dangerous [...]

Eric Schneiderman (Allegedly) Likes It Rough

By |May 8th, 2018|

Eric Schneiderman Likes it Rough SEX WITH powerful men can be a roller coaster of thrills, and sudden plunges into the darkness of your own fear. Power consumes. A man who wields power has an image of himself, amid applause, headlines, and the secrets he holds close, that never waivers unless exposed. Guzzling [...]

New in Books Interview with Taylor Marsh

By |May 8th, 2018|

New in Books Interview with Taylor Marsh THE INTERVIEW with New in Books was fun. I've done enough of these email interviews to have the hang of it now. If you're a fan of my books and writing, check this BookGorilla offer out on my author Facebook page. Special thanks to Grant at [...]

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Arts & Entertainment, Kanye & Trump

By |May 7th, 2018|

Arts & Entertainment, Kanye, & Trumpby Paul Szep, Pulitzer Prize-winning artist There’s nothing original in this tale and there’s ample evidence, beyond West, that humans were not built to withstand the weight of celebrity. But for black artists who rise to the heights of Jackson and West, the weight is more, because they [...]

iTunes Podcast: Audiobook Teaser of ‘Olivia’s Turn’

By |May 3rd, 2018|

PODCAST: Audiobook Teaser of Olivia's Turn And while shares of print and e-book readers are similar to those from a survey conducted in 2016, there has been a modest but statistically significant increase in the share of Americans who read audiobooks, from 14% to 18%. [Pew Research] IT IS exciting to [...]

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