On Keeping Calm (And Carrying On)

No, it is not 2012 — though you may wish it were. I remember the strange Keep Calm and Carry On phase. Strange in that it was based off of an old British WWII propaganda poster encouraging citizens to keep to business as usual even during bombings. Strange also in its viral spread and infinite renditions, […]

In the beginning

The first time it happened, I was indisposed. Co-workers ran into the restroom announcing — loudly — that Donald Trump was on the phone. “On hold!” I took a deep breath, washed my hands and out I went. Trump was returning my first-ever call to him. Promptly. This surprised me, as most corporations go through an elaborate […]

A Gaffe To Get Spicer Sacked?

On April 11, Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, made what has been termed the most bizarre statement in recent White House press briefing history. “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” Spicer said when asked during his press briefing about Russia’s alliance with the Syrian government. […]

Hold my beer

China is good, Russia is bad. NATO is not only not obsolete, but is our (very) new best friend. Janet Yellen is one cool broad, we love the Import-Export Bank and Steve Bannon, we hardly knew ya. Each new day for Donald Trump is a game of misdirection and “hold my beer.” Following the Trump […]

And one more thing, Mr. Taibbi

In my previous post on this blog earlier today, I referenced Matt Taibbi’s concern that those of us who are insisting that we get to the bottom of Russian interference in the 2016 election are experiencing what he termed “Putin Derangement Syndrome.” I hope you read that post, but I return to Mr. Taibbi’s writing […]

Derangement is in the eye of the beholder

On April 3, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi made the case that “whatever the truth about Trump and Russia, the speculation surrounding it has become a dangerous case of mass hysteria.” I have now read the article three times, and the estimable Mr. Taibbi, made my head hurt with this one. He seems to say […]