Trump’s Attempted Coup and Other Seditious Acts

Authoritarian Dreams Three cheers for the Founding Fathers. The structure of our democracy and its constitutional institutions have thus far been able to withstand the seditious acts and attempted coup by Donald Trump and his sycophantic supporters. Since the day of his inauguration, Trump has expressed unabashed admiration for authoritarian leaders, and has increasingly embraced… More

Trump’s Mad Maskless Covid Deniers

There’s a price to be paid for living in Trump’s orbit; objective truth has to be disregarded. You have to be willing to blindly accept the lies he tells many times a day, usually by Twitter, which are reinforced by media outlets and social media accounts that support him. Of the tens of thousands of… More

Trump’s Racist, Liar and Fraud Campaign

According to the polls, a majority of Americans believe Donald Trump bungled the government’s response to the pandemic, and hold him responsible for many preventable deaths. With the economy and unemployment in depression-like conditions, Trump’s major rationale for re-election has evaporated. Even his usual playbook of belittling, fear mongering and lobbing falsehoods at his opponents… More

No Wizard, No Brain, No Heart and No Courage

The Wizard of Oz Many people have compared Donald Trump to the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz. Both are self-promoting, grandiose charlatans, who present themselves as saviors when, in fact, they are just chubby weak men hiding behind a facade. If I were in the film business, I think a retelling starring Donald Trump… More

The Incompetent Narcissist

Narcissism After three plus years of listening to and watching Donald Trump, I know I’m not alone in concluding he’s an incompetent narcissist. It wasn’t so long ago that the word “narcissist” was used primarily by professionals like psychiatrists and psychoanalysts. But in the time of Trump, it’s a word that gets bandied about, and… More

Russia’s Useful Idiots

Origin of the Term Useful Idiots Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a master of propaganda and manipulation. To spread communism worldwide, Lenin recognized the need to transparently support socialist movements in foreign countries, but clandestinely subvert their governments. He found he could exploit individuals who, wittingly or unwittingly… More

Betraying Their Oath

From the Continental Army to the Constitution Merriam-Webster defines an oath as a “solemn attestation of the truth of one’s words or the sincerity of one’s intentions.” It is a promise (as to perform official duties faithfully) corroborated by an oath. The Founding Fathers of the United States took the concept of an oath quite… More

All Roads Lead to Russia

Putin’s Goals Last month Donald Trump put an exclamation point on what we’ve known for some time. All roads lead to Russia. From the 2016 campaign throughout his presidency to date, Trump has steadfastly placed Russia’s interests over ours. Stunning as it may sound, I believe the Russians expected this result. When Trump was declared… More

IN MY GREAT AND UNMATCHED WISDOM

Trump Pontificates “. . . if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey. . .” So said Donald Trump, spinning the most unconscionable, reprehensible and heinous decision—among so many such decisions—of his presidency. In the event… More

Trump, Lackeys and the White Rose

Republican Lackeys and the White Rose Lackeys are persons who show servile obedience or deference toward someone else without questioning them. Republican Lackeys supporting our crude, racist, uninformed, misogynistic President are creating a precarious situation for the United States. “Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be governed, without opposition,… More