Tag: George W. Bush

Keith Olbermann’s Famous Last Words

As soon as I heard the news, I thought back to the fall of 1993, when Billy Joel began hinting in the wake of the release of the River of Dreams album that he wouldn’t be releasing any new material, and Michael Jordan announced his retirement from professional basketball. Yes, the Piano Man did return… Read more »

Bush-League Criticism

What was Henry Kissinger’s old joke about the Iran-Iraq war, again? The conflict between Donald Trump and the Bush family is perhaps the silliest of the 45th President’s many feuds, nothing more than the latest outbreak of red-on-red rhetorical violence (see Trump v. McCain, Trump v. Corker, Trump v. Flake., etc.) It’s fundamentally silly because… Read more »

Let’s Impeach the President

Could this be Tom Steyer’s wisest investment? Political mega-donor Tom Steyer is funding an eight-figure TV ad campaign to “demand that elected officials take a stand” on impeaching President Trump. “A Republican Congress once impeached a president for far less, and today people in Congress and his own administration know that this president is a… Read more »

Weather: We Cared?

Did they die in vain? Next week marks the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s assault on the United States, and one can’t help thinking of the 117 Americans who perished in that storm–and whether their deaths were simply forgotten by those who elected climate-change deniers in the 2014 midterm elections and the 2016 Presidential election…. Read more »

Jimmy Fallon’s Surrender to Donald Trump

His words couldn’t be any more pathetic. You could see the beads of flop sweat on Jimmy Fallon’s face on Sunday Today, as he tried to defend his reluctance to subject Donald Trump to intense ridicule on The Tonight Show: He doesn’t like talking about politics? He prefers to talk about pop culture? Dude, Trump… Read more »

Al Gore’s Decade of Dignity

No one deserved it more. This Thursday marks the tenth anniversary of Al Gore and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their trailblazing work in attempting to prevent the planet from being set ablaze due to carbon pollution. The Gore/IPCC win drove climate deniers nuts–a very… Read more »

Hurricane Harvey: The Climate 9/11

We will never forget. August 25, 2017–the day Hurricane Harvey hit Texas–will be remembered as a day of infamy and injustice. The horror America experienced that day–and in the days afterward–will be remembered for generations to come. The anger Americans justifiably feel towards those who ignored the advanced warnings of this crisis will never subside…. Read more »

It’s Not “Liberal Bias” for the Press to Oppose Lies and Bigotry

It will be remembered as one of the most dramatic moments of this dark era. Tuesday night, after another sleazy speech by Donald Trump, Don Lemon of CNN set aside fears of being accused of “liberal media bias” and spoke the unvarnished, unfiltered truth about arguably the single worst Commander-in-Chief in United States history: Those… Read more »

Of Course Trump Will Suppress New Report on US Climate Impacts

Has he called it “fake news” on Twitter yet? There isn’t a chance in hell that the Trump administration will ever officially release the latest National Climate Assessment Report showing the severe risk carbon pollution poses to the United States. Trump will surely take a page from George W. Bush, who taught Trump all that… Read more »