A look back at the impeachment and conviction of Barack Obama

As President Trump’s legal team wrapped up its impeachment defense on Tuesday, all eyes turned to the issue of witnesses. But whether or not the mounting revelations surrounding former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s upcoming book are sufficient to spur Republican defections in the Senate, there is little doubt Donald Trump will be acquitted by…

The Republican Party brings you holiday miracles

The holiday season is a special time of year for Americans of all faith traditions. The arrival of Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s brings good cheer and joy to family, friends, and even perfect strangers. Above all, it is for many a time of reflection on the miracles that define the meaning of human existence in…

Rex Tillerson says Israel, Netanyahu 'played' Trump

Well, who hasn’t? I mean, all you need to do to play Trump is bring a bag of curly fries and a conspicuous lack of shame to your meeting, and then tell him he’s the most intelligent, handsome, president-y president of all times. In other words, hold your nose and lie your ass off until…

A Willingness to Collude

Not too many weeks ago Donald Trump told Democratic Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib along with three other American congresswomen of color to go back from where they came. Of course, Mr. Trump displayed his usual ignorance because Rep. Tlaib was born in Detroit, one of the most iconic middle-class enclaves in America.  Setting aside the…

Netanyahu's “Trump Heights” is Fake News [Updated]

TPM is reporting several Israeli papers are saying that “Trump Heights” — Netanyahu’s latest attempt to flatter Trump — is nothing more than a sign and may never be anything more than a sign. No actual town or village has actually been founded at all. It appears to be little more than a PR stunt…

Netanyahu names new Golan Heights settlement after Trump

Grab your barf bag. No, not that one. The Hefty bag. Ultra-strength if you have it. CNBC: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday sent President Donald Trump a token of his gratitude for supporting Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in the form of a “new community” in the disputed territory named after the…

Wrong-way Trump is on a one-way road to war with Iran

The United States was the world’s lone “hyperpower” when President George W. Bush launched his disastrous and unnecessary war with Iraq in 2003. An economic and military hegemon unchallenged by any single enemy or collection of rivals, the U.S. could and did act with impunity in swiftly toppling Saddam Hussein’s regime in Baghdad. But even…

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…

Trump claims to put “America first”. That's a total lie.

Now that President Trump is pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal that is designed to prevent Iran from threatening the United States with a nuclear weapon, it has become increasingly clear that Trump’s claim that he puts “America first” was a total lie. Besides, Trump stole “America first” from a Merle Haggard…

Next year in Tehran?

As President Obama faced the looming re-election campaign in the spring of 2012, he issued a stern challenge to those critics of his approach to the Iranian nuclear program. “When I see some of these folks who have a lot of bluster and a lot of big talk but when you actually ask them specifically…