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. [...]

Trump Cowers in Paris as World Commemorates Armistice 100

By |November 11th, 2018|

Trump Cowers in Paris as World Commemorates Armistice 100graphic via Twitter via Monica Alba on Twitter “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism,” Mr. Macron said in a speech on a dreary, rain-soaked day. “Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism by saying, ‘our interest first, who cares about the others?’” [New York Times] [...]

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 [...]

Anti-Semitic Bloody Rampage Latest Incitement by Trump

By |October 29th, 2018|

Anti-Semitic Bloody Rampage Latest Incitement by Trump My own gratitude to America is actually greater today than it was yesterday because of the outpouring of grief and rage and common humanity we have witnessed in the response to the horror in Pittsburgh. The philo-Semitic response to this unspeakable act of anti-Semitism reveals how [...]

Trump Rhetoric Incited Criminal, Florida Man in Custody

By |October 26th, 2018|

Trump Rhetoric Incited Criminal, Florida Man in Custody Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56, who has been arrested before, is currently in custody, law enforcement officials said. DNA evidence played a role in the arrest, law enforcement told NBC News. Sayoc was previously charged in 2002 with making a bomb threat, but it's not clear [...]

Kavanaugh Hurt GOP, Incompetence on Saudi Slaughter Stokes Anger

By |October 22nd, 2018|

Kavanaugh Hurt GOP, Incompetence on Saudi Slaughter Stokes Anger "We're more in the fact-finding phase." - Jared Kushner (CITIZENCNN, 10.22.18) THE CURRENT Administration is the most incompetent foreign policy machine in U.S. history, far surpassing George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. The American people know it. Their reaction to the Saudi government's fabrication [...]

Amid MBS Rampage, Trump Aids Cover-Up in Slaughter of Khashoggi

By |October 17th, 2018|

Amid MBS Rampage, Trump Aids Cover-Up in Slaughter of Khashoggiphoto: State Department, public domain ISTANBUL — His killers were waiting when Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. They severed his fingers and later beheaded and dismembered him, according to details from audio recordings described by a senior [...]

MBS, Saudis Suspected in Khashoggi’s Brutal Assassination *Updated*

By |October 10th, 2018|

MBS, Saudis Suspected in Khashoggi's Brutal Assassination As Jamal Khashoggi prepared to enter the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, a squad of men from Saudi Arabia who investigators suspect played a role in his disappearance was ready and in place. [Washington Post] SILENCE FROM Turkey's Erdogan. Silence from the accidental occupant [...]