D.R. Tucker

Dirty Deeds: The Trumpist Threat to Clean Air and Water

Presumably, Donald Trump didn’t bring the hack he hired to run the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, along with him to Saudi Arabia because the fossil-fuel fetishist wouldn’t want to leave that petrostate. The New York Times, presumably trying to reduce the public’s contempt towards its decision to hire climate-change denier Bret Stephens to foul… Read more »

In Saudi Arabia, George W. Trump Runs Off at the Mouth

“Who wrote this crap?” The fact that this will not be the universal reaction among the American public to Donald Trump’s ridiculously bad speech in Saudi Arabia today tells you all you need to know about how deep the political divide is here. Trump’s speech was nothing more than George W. Bush-style bromides about terrorism,… Read more »

What Can Brown Do for the Democratic Party?

Assuming, improbably as it may seem now, that Donald Trump survives and runs for a second term (hey, stranger things have happened), who will Democrats embrace as their post-Barack Obama, post-Hillary Clinton champion? It’s not too early to speculate: the 2020 Democratic presidential primary will be here before you know it, and we could once… Read more »

Why MSNBC “Lacks” Confidence in Lawrence O’Donnell

Looks like NBC News President Andrew Lack is getting his purge on. Lawrence O’Donnell, the host of MSNBC’s The Last Word, will likely be ousted in early-June. O’Donnell has done an exemplary job over the years of exposing the full extent of Donald Trump’s political depravity; it appears that he was too good at what… Read more »