The Republican stench of complicity

My hat is off to Saturday Night Live for a couple of bits they performed the last two weeks that most of us recognize as bitingly true of the Republican Party. In the first bit, cast members in several settings hailed the GOP leader who stood up to the The Current President (TCP) and helped […]

Has the trap been sprung?

Over the weekend, The Current President (TCP) let the proverbial cat out of the bag when he tweeted an accusation that President Obama had ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower during the last weeks of the election. So let’s unpack the fact that none of us knew this had occurred, if in fact it actually […]

Hooray for Hollywood!

White House press secretary Sean Spicer, answering a question Tuesday about the coming broadcast of the 89th Academy Awards, offered that The Current President (TCP) won’t be watching. “I think Hollywood is known for being rather far to the left in its opinions, and I’ve got to be honest with you, I think the president […]

Unleash the hounds!

It was Harry S. Truman who said something on the order of, “In Washington, if you want a friend, get yourself a dog.” It’s a tough town, and it will grow inevitably tougher if the people there — government or media — see blood in the water. Well, the ocean is beginning to churn with […]

Not so fast, li’l lady

It has been noted and vilified, the move of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to silence Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who was reading a letter written in 1986 by the late civil rights leader Coretta Scott King. In the letter, Mrs. King, widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., wrote that Sen. Jeff Sessions, […]

Obfuscations, accusations & lies

On Monday, at the end of another day of questionable pronouncements by The Current President (TCP), one newsman had had enough. Scott Pelley of CBS called out TCP, saying “[he] told a military audience that there have been terrorist attacks that no one knows about because the media chooses not to report them.” “It has […]