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Third Time’s a Charm, Monumental Stupidity

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Makeup to Breakup: Three days late, President Trump yesterday delivered a direct condemnation of white supremacy after failing to hit the mark following Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Va. “Racism is evil,” Trump said from the White House Diplomatic Room. “And …

Late Condemnation, Trump Campaigning

Monday, August 14, 2017

What He Meant Was: Charlottesville, Va. Mayor Michael Signer yesterday blamed President Trump for creating an atmosphere that emboldened white racists involved in violence in his city. “Look at the campaign he ran,” Signer said on CNN. “Look at the …

Three Dead after White Nationalist Rally

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Nation Divided: Virginia’s governor declared a state of emergency after one person was killed in Charlottesville as white nationalists clashed with counter-protesters in a fight over the removal of statues honoring Confederate heroes. President Trump has been criticized for issuing …

“Locked and Loaded,” When Pigs Fly

Friday, August 11, 2017

Saber Rattling: President Trump tweeted first thing this morning that he’s ready for war with North Korea. “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!” …

Fire and Not So Furious, Finger Pointing

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fire and Fury:  Some senior American officials are trying to play down President Trump’s inflammatory remarks about North Korea. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he sees no reason to believe war with North Korea is imminent. “I think Americans …

“Fire and Fury,” Slipping Popularity

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Fire and Fury: President Trump promised war with North Korea yesterday if it doesn’t stop threatening the United States. Sounding like one of those statements that come from the Hermit Kingdom, not the US, Trump said, “They will be met …

Report Runs Counter to Trump, Art of Getting Hit

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Denial Ain’t a River: The New York Times reports that government climate scientists are worried that the Trump administration will bury a discouraging new report that says recent decades have been the warmest in 1500 years and the effects of …

Base Politics, Pence Angry with Times

Monday, August 7, 2017

Base Politics: President Trump was up on Twitter this morning to convince the nation that he’s just as popular as ever. “The Trump base is far bigger & stronger than ever before (despite some phony Fake News polling). Look at …