Last week, after the Washington Post published a bizarre story suggesting that the Trump administration had come around to supporting both a federal value-added tax and a carbon tax, Kevin Drum labeled the story bullpucky: Sure they are. This sounds more like a strategic leak to demonstrate “seriousness” on Trump’s part than anything that’s really… Read more »
Tag: George W. Bush
Don’t they realize that it would be like putting Donald Trump himself on the Supreme Court? It’s impossible to grasp the logic of Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), who have signaled that they will vote to confirm unqualified Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Kneeling in subservience to Trump and… Read more »
Trump and his enablers are betting on the likelihood that many Americans will become comfortably numb to his antics.
The activists pushing Senate Democrats to resist Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court seat Republicans robbed from Barack Obama recognize that Neil Gorsuch has no business replacing the late Antonin Scalia. Will Senate Democrats come to the same conclusion? The case against confirming Gorsuch is the same as the case against confirming Robert Bork… Read more »
It could never happen now, but could it happen again two years from now? It was ten years ago today that then-NASA scientist James Hansen testified in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the George W. Bush administration’s assault on climate science. In his written testimony, Hansen observed: There is… Read more »
So what madness will he come up with next? It has been two weeks since he accused the former President of illegally wiretapping Trump Tower–an allegation he refused to retract yesterday during his news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Two weeks and no evidence. However, to his supporters, he doesn’t need any evidence; his… Read more »
How the GOP became the party of affirmative action for chronic under-achievers.
Last week, I noted that self-styled “non-Trump” Republicans will try to blame “guilt by association” if they lose their seats in 2018–a crocodile-tear excuse, considering the fact that these Republicans had the option of leaving the party the moment Trump won the GOP nomination; these men and women could have easily declared back then that… Read more »
He is the latest to join the ranks of Republicans turning on their president.
Oh, I can’t believe it And people are strange Our president’s crazy Did you hear what he said? –Talking Heads, “Making Flippy Floppy,” 1983 Oh, I say and I say it again, ya been had! Ya been took! Ya been hoodwinked! Bamboozled! Led astray! Run amok! –Denzel Washington, “Malcolm X,” 1992 They’re embarrassed now. They… Read more »