Tag: New York Times

Findings of Fact

Regardless of whether Donald Trump wins or loses the 2016 Presidential election, the following will be true: * Those who support Trump have proven to be the most gullible citizens of the United States, the sort of folks who can fall for the simplest of scams. To invoke a famous Washington Post controversy, they may… Read more »

Deplorable Behavior

It’s not going to happen Wednesday, either. Joe Romm of Climate Progress noted last week that if Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz failed to introduce a specific question about climate change at the Clinton-Trump II debate, the question would never be brought up in Clinton-Trump III: We’ve had two debates where the moderators ignored the… Read more »

Crimes and Misdemeanors: Part I

“I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear, that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States…” Imagine hearing that at noon on January 20, 2017. Just imagine it…and imagine the horror that would… Read more »

Break On Through (To the Other Side): Part I

With apologies to Rachel Maddow, let’s play a game of “Debunktion Junction.” True or false: there is widespread progressive anger over Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s attempts to attract Republican support. Absolutely false. The New York Times missed the mark by a mile when it promoted the idea that there are legions of liberals who… Read more »

A Segregated Selfie

Am I the only person who thinks House Speaker Paul Ryan’s whites-only intern photo was just slightly more disturbing than Iowa imbecile Steve King’s statement supporting supremacy? I expect boorish, bigoted behavior from Rep. King, who once infamously declared that undocumented immigrants have “calves the size of cantaloupes” as a result of their alleged devotion… Read more »

The Day the GOP Stood Still

Rarely is New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrong in his political or economic conclusions; the man makes an error about as infrequently as Halley’s Comet is visible from Earth. However, there was one tiny flaw in his July 18 post about the GOP’s march towards mania. Krugman correctly noted that he was one of… Read more »