Why Mitt Romney must demand Trump’s impeachment

Mitt Romney has never missed an opportunity to be an opportunist. Romney the leveraged buyout pioneer took advantage of the U.S. tax code to pocket tens of millions of dollars from investments in companies that failed. Mitt the mythical Massachusetts moderate transformed himself into the “severely conservative” 2012 presidential nominee by turning his back on…

The Republicans' Jewish problem

Here are some friendly words of advice to my Republican friends eager to regurgitate Donald Trump’s talking point about the Democratic Party being “anti-Jewish.” Before you hold up Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar as the poster child for anti-Semitic tropes, note that Trump himself already occupies that space. After all, he told those “good negotiator” Jewish…

Mitt Romney deserves no credit and no apologies on Russia

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was back in the headlines this week—not for any particular wisdom regarding authoritarian regimes and movements she shared with the House Intelligence Committee, but for this: “I personally owe an apology to now-Senator Romney, because I think that we underestimated what was going on in Russia. I was on…

Steve King broke the first rule of White Club

When Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King lamented that language like “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization” had “become offensive,” GOP leaders like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appeared horrified. But if they were shocked—SHOCKED!—to find Steve King’s racism going on in their Republican Party, they shouldn’t have been. King, after all,…

Republicans vs Democrats. The REAL difference.

There is no doubt about it, these are dark times. We have a Trumpaholic driving a 2015 Chevy Scrapbook around, mailing off pipe bombs, another asylum escapee who thinks that HIAS is bankrolling an invasion force of unarmed, impoverished, footsore army of Honduran women and children, and to top it all off, a loud mouthed…

In praise of Donald Trump

From the moment Donald Trump won his surprising victory on Election Day, a new cottage industry sprung up to offer sympathetic profiles of the supposedly long-overlooked and long-suffering voters who rallied to him. The New York Times has been at the forefront, delivering on-the-ground stories from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan within days of the balloting….

New BBC Poll: The Rest of the Planet Backs Obama!

It seems that if the rest of the civilized world (or, at least most of it) could vote in the upcoming American presidential election, they would vote for Barack Obama by a count of 50% for Obama to 9% for Romney. No shit. In a recent (10/22/2012) poll conducted by Globescan for the BBC, Obama…

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law May End Up Blocked

I'M a PA resident.  This law SUCKS! It was, from the very beginning, designed and intended to disenfranchise minority and young voters in Pennsylvania.  It has also threatened to disenfranchise older Pennsylvanians.  People like my neighbor Ralph, who manned the radio in a B-24 over Italy, Germany, and the Pacific during WWII – but who…