Meet the Press host disappoints serious journalist Chuck Todd

In late May, President Donald Trump shocked many when he rejected the assessments of his own administration and U.S. allies about recent North Korean violations of United Nations resolutions regarding its ballistic missile program. In response to Trump’s support for the “very smart man” in Pyongyang, Meet the Press host Chuck Todd offered a novel…

'Highlights for Children' becomes the enemy of the people

Et tu, Highlights? Et tu? This pretty much leaves Guns & Ammo, Boys’ Life, InfoWars, and Fox News all alone in the “patriot” camp. x At Highlights, our core belief is that children are the world's most important people. In light of the reports of the living conditions of detained children & threats of further…

Report: Nielsen's pals trying to rehabilitate her image; Um, no

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha (with apologies to Bubbanomics) ha ha ha ha ha! Politico: Just days after she announced plans to resign as Homeland Security secretary, Nielsen and her allies are working to rehabilitate her reputation, arguing that she’s not the heartless villain depicted…

Report: Trump wanted to reinstate family separation; Nielsen resisted

He is a monster. Full stop. x Nielsen told the president that federal court orders prohibited DHS from reinstating the policy and that he would be reversing his own executive order from June that ended family separation, two of the officials assert. — MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 8, 2019 And here’s the link to NBC’s story…

'Club Gitmo' is now for children, too

During the 2016 presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump gave full-throated support for resurrecting the Bush administration’s regime of torture for terror detainees. But Trump’s brand of state-sanctioned sadism promised to go much further. Trump warned he would seek reprisals against the kin of suspected terrorists, “because they may not care much about their lives, but…

GOP Holocaust analogists furious over Nazi border policy comparisons

It was a tough week for supporters of Donald Trump’s draconian policy of separating the families of undocumented immigrants at the border. (Those supporters are overwhelmingly Republican: a Quinnipiac University poll showed only 27 percent of all respondents—but 55 percent of GOP backers—endorse the practice.) It began when former CIA and NSA chief Gen. Michael Hayden posted…

Could Trump face Magnitsky Act sanctions?

Already branded by a survey of historians as America’s worst ever, the presidency of Donald Trump may also live in infamy as the most ironic. After all, the man who ran to “Make America Great Again” has already ceded global climate leadership to China and Europe, withdrawn from the Pacific trade partnership created by the…