The 2020 Wild Card: What if Trump is Out?

By |January 8th, 2019|

The 2020 Wild Card: What if Trump is Out?(screen capture: Another book about Trumpworld) Vice President Joe Biden’s younger brother unloaded Monday on Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 campaign — saying his sibling would have won Pennsylvania, would have campaigned aggressively in Michigan and would not have insulted voters as “deplorables.” [New York Post] [...]

Trumped by Congressional Power and Nancy Pelosi

By |January 3rd, 2019|

Trumped by Congressional Power and Nancy Pelosi photo: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times THE FIRST time Representative Nancy Pelosi ascended to the speaker's chair (see the photo above), I was inside the Capitol waiting for history to be made, along with activist Democrats. Howard Dean walked by and gave me a brief interview. [...]

Bernie Sanders Fades

By |January 3rd, 2019|

Bernie Sanders Fades “I was a little bit busy running around the country trying to make the case.” - Senator Bernie Sanders IF A progressive presidential candidate can't be bothered to run a campaign with rules about gender equality and behavior. He doesn't deserve to be the Democratic nominee. Senator Sanders got a [...]

Gillian Flynn, The New Thriller, and the Mystical Beyond

By |November 29th, 2018|

“I really do think the world can be divided into the people who like to look under the rock and the people who don’t want to look under the rock,” Flynn told me. “I’ve always said, since birth, ‘Let’s look under the rock.’” [New York Times] WHEN A PERSON gets desperate she or he can [...]

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On Thanksgiving, It’s Saudis First for Trump

By |November 21st, 2018|

On Thanksgiving, It's Saudis First for Trump “Thank you to Saudi Arabia, but let’s go lower!” he wrote from his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, where he’s spending Thanksgiving. [MSNBC] THANKSGIVING means nothing to the accidental occupant of the White House, as his behavior illlustrates. Instead of being grateful for the military [...]

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Sheryl Sandberg, From ‘Lean In’ to Lean On

By |November 16th, 2018|

Sheryl Sandberg, From 'Lean In' to Lean On Mr. Stretch and Mr. Stamos went into more detail with the audit committee than planned, warning that Facebook was likely to find even more evidence of Russian interference. The disclosures set off Mr. Bowles, who after years in Washington could anticipate how lawmakers might react. [...]

Midterm Reckoning, Political Realignment Against Trumpism *Updated*

By |November 6th, 2018|

Midterm Reckoning, Political Realignment Against Trumpism “I’m very worried about Don Jr.,” said another former West Wing official who testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. The possible exposure would be that Mueller would demonstrate that Don Jr. perjured himself to investigators when he said he didn’t tell his father beforehand about the June [...]

Taylor Swift Takes Her Power for a Spin During AMAs

By |October 10th, 2018|

Taylor Swift Takes Her Power for a Spin ARTISTS who display their political opinions rarely make a dent with the public. Taylor Swift's Instagram post was one thing, but then she doubled down last night at the American Music Awards. "This award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by [...]

Nikki Haley Resigns

By |October 9th, 2018|

Nikki Haley Resigns President Trump has accepted Nikki Haley's resignation as UN Ambassador, according to two sources briefed on their conversation. The timing of her departure is still unclear, the president promised a "big announcement" with her at 10:30 a.m. - Jonathan Swan [Axios] U.N. AMBASSADOR Nikki Haley has resigned. Washington is in [...]

Christine Blasey Ford TIME Cover

By |October 4th, 2018|

Christine Blasey Ford TIME Cover THIS IS what happens when men have the power. By the time the hearing ended, Ford had done more than prove herself a credible witness. For millions of women and men, she had replaced Kavanaugh as the protagonist in the nomination narrative. Women began calling into C-SPAN to [...]