The Ukraine Scandal presents an unusual, specific challenge for the Biden campaign

Much has been written about whether and how Trump’s Ukraine scandal/potential impeachment will affect the campaign of Joe Biden (and other Democratic candidates for that matter).  But I think this scandal will present a separate, undiscussed challenge to Mr. Biden’s candidacy (maybe for good or for bad). Oddly to some (including me), Mr. Biden has made it an explicit…

Paul Ryan's Revenge

David Van Drehle argues in today’s WaPo that Trump’s fate is in the hands of Fox News because Fox is what Trump’s base swears by. However, those Fox News viewers punch far above their weight in one regard: They are the core of any hard-right primary challenge that might be waged against an incumbent Republican…

Nevada Republican Congressman Amodei Supports Impeachment Hearings

thenevadaindependent.com/… Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) told the Nevada Independent that he supports the House’s inquiry into whether President Trump should be impeached, but is withholding judgment on whether Trump has crossed the legal line… The Nevada Republican dismissed the notion, raised by Trump, that the issue was raised by political enemies in the government looking…

The White Man’s Last Stand

Growing up as a black kid in America, the running blaxploitation film theme was getting “the man” before he got you. Donald Trump is un-circling the wagons for the white man’s last stand.  That last statement is not a blanket thrown over every white man or woman in America, and if you feel offended maybe…

Geraldo wants to beat up 'rotten snitch' whistleblower for Trump

When Fox & Friends wants to ratchet up the rank stupidity a notch or two, they recall Geraldo Rivera from the Smithsonian’s Hall of Old-Timey Mustaches and put him on the air for a few minutes of fatuous, barking-mad pseudo-tough talk. And he doesn’t disappoint. This morning, he claimed he wanted to beat up the…

Are These Trump Calls to Putin and MBS on the Secret Server Too?

The intelligence whistleblower states that White House lawyers moved the transcript of Trump’s phone call to Zelensky to a stand alone secret server in the White House.  This was done as part of the coverup.  But the whistleblower also states that this is NOT the only time this abuse of intelligence classification was done.  There…

DeSantis has become the most corrupt governor in the U.S., and is desperate to save Trump

While other Republican governors were either backing the investigation into Donald Trump’s corruption—or at least holding off judgment until more facts are known—Floridians were a tad shocked Thursday when Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his creation of the mafioso-sounding Presidential Protection Fund to raise money to help one Donald J. Trump.  DeSantis insists that he backs Trump “100%” and has a “duty to protect…

Hillary: Trump knows he's an illegitimate president

Oh, my. This could kill him. He might swallow his tongue. And it’s not even a Chicken McNugget. The Washington Post: The former secretary of state, who lost the presidency to Trump, offered a scathing assessment of the president, his 2016 win and the latest allegations that he tried to obtain incriminating information from a…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 140)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1591. Blocked the release of a whistleblower report on potentially illicit dealings with the Ukrainian…