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Sympathizer in Chief, Swamp News

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

We Regret to Inform You: President Trump escalated his fight yesterday over which president has done more to console the families of soldiers killed in action. “You could ask General Kelly, did he get a call from Obama. You could …

Iraqis take Raqqa, Frenemies

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Permawar: Iraqi soldiers are celebrating in the heart of Raqqa after taking the city from the Islamic State. Isis had considered it to be their capital. The city was destroyed in the months of fighting. Guilty as Charged: Army Sgt. …

Iraq Attacks Kurds, The Hacker Kingdom

Monday, October 16, 2017

Blue on Blue: Following a Kurdish vote for independence a month ago, Iraqi forces are assaulting the city of Kirkuk and its surrounding oil fields. Reports vary as to how much fighting there is. Both the Iraqis and the Kurds …

Academy Ejects Weinstein, Puerto Rico

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Statutory: The 54-member board of the Motion Picture Academy, the unofficial governing body of Hollywood, voted “well in excess of the required two-thirds majority” yesterday to immediately eject producer Harvey Weinstein following multiple accusations of sexual harassment, assault, and rape. …

Trump Shakes Iran Deal, The Wrecking Ball

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Imperial Leader: President Trump yesterday threatened to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal if congress doesn’t jump in to fix what he doesn’t like about it. “We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more …

Record Fire Deaths, Dismantling Obamacare

Friday, October 13, 2017

Wildfire: Thirty-nine people are confirmed dead in the Northern California wildfires, breaking the 1933 state record of 29 killed in the great Griffith Park fire in Los Angeles. Vast areas are in a smoky haze hovering over ruins as the …

17 Dead in Wildfires, Weinstein Re-written

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wildfire: Seventeen people are confirmed dead and hundreds are reported missing in California wildfires that have consumed entire neighborhoods and burned as much as 100,000 acres of land. Rep. Mike Thompson, a Napa Democrat, said, “It’s devastating. I fully expect …

A Corker of a Twitter Fight

Monday, October 9, 2017

Callout: President Trump engaged in a public Twitter fight with Tennessee’s Republican Sen. Bob Corker, who recently announced he’ll retire at the end of his term in January, 2019. Trump blames Corker for his own and the party’s political failures …

Trump Threatens War, Nate Makes Landfall

Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Golf War: Golfing in New Jersey yesterday, President Trump once again threatened war with North Korea. “Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid,” Trump tweeted …