Trumplandia: May 11 — 18, 2019

Battle Royale Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 42% — down from 42.4% last week Rasmussen Poll: 45% — down from 49% last week Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world caught up on all of the tasty Nuggets-O-Trump you may have heard […]

The Trump Dump: All Hail King Pyrrhus

Someone needs to introduce Donald Trump to the phrase Pyrrhic Victory. Trump claims victory in his government-paralyzing Wall tantrum. In truth, he gets no Wall and $3 billion less in congressional funding than he could have had a few months ago. That “victory” comes at a cost of many more billions in a month-long hamstrung […]

The Trump Dump: China likes him!

Chinese citizens, once terrified to voice their political views, speak freely now, as I learned last week touring three of the country’s (and the world’s) largest cities. At least, they talk freely when commenting on foreign leaders. Political freedom in China? Let’s not get carried away, as was the friend of one of my co-workers […]