Memorial Day, MAGA-style!

America’s Memorial Day weekend just passed and I keep coming back to the same question: How can “Christian” politicians like Vice President Mike Pence and supporters of President Donald Trump honour service members who lost their lives or survived horrific tours of duty in the name of freedom, liberty, democracy while the man they elected president […]

Trump’s Inviolate Gotcha Clause

On this Memorial Day weekend, while Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and rattled President Donald Trump battle over the meaning of the U.S. Constitution, another lopsided contest over presidential power is quietly being waged in Congress. It is the second time this spring that Congress had engaged Trump in a bipartisan attack of House […]

And Then The Persian Gulf Went Boom

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan, the former Boeing technocrat Donald Trump selected to run the Defense Department, is desperately pounding the Pentagon’s war drums to the dismay of the generals and admirals at the Puzzle Palace who have to send Americans into harm’s way. It is reasonable to assume that Trump is directly behind […]

The inglorious Fourth

The Fourth of July, the anniversary of the United States declaring its independence from England, is a festive day in Washington. Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the nation’s capital for a spectacular fireworks display and a free concert featuring the National Symphony Orchestra and other high-profile performers. Since 1947, the festivities have been broadcast […]