Marsha Still Hates His Lips

For Trump, tonight’s address to the nation was about everything but a wall. For the Democrats it was about obstinance, unreasonableness and lying. What it wasn’t about was a flat rejection by either side for the proposals of the other. Somebody really smart got to Trump. He is too pig headed to listen to people […]

Another One Bites The Dust

The five-sided Puzzle Palace on the Potomac got more puzzling Monday when National Security Adviser John Bolton announced Demento Don’s Syrian withdrawal plan was no longer operable. The mustachioed right-wing darling and contentious former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said Trump’s nascent plan to abandon America’s Kurdish ally to Turkish knives was on indefinite […]

Leave Your Cares Behind

The final story at 5, 6 and 10 pm in television reporting used to be chirpy and bubbly before it became simply vapid. At the TV station where I toiled, all the humorous kickers that ended our newscasts were mandated “happy crap,” which is what the hard-bitten creators of the 12-second sound bite called the […]

Happy New Year, Suckers

Hard to believe Mr. Trump has survived almost two years of demolishing American domestic and foreign policy, to say nothing of America’s diplomatic, military and economic standing in the critical eyes of the world. His latest gambit to declare victory against ISIL is a conundrum that is going to bite him in the ass. In […]