Psst! Where are we probably headed? A fight about recusal.

I’ve read lots of notably vague “battle plans” and delaying tactics for Democrats to employ against Republicans’ plans to confirm a replacement justice for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  To be frank, the talk is largely masturbatory because the Republicans have the necessary votes.  There is one immediate hope: a disqualifying scandal could arise regarding Trump’s first nominee.  In…

The Hidden Genius In The Democrats Unemployment “Bridge” Payments

The problem with any natural disaster, whether it be wildfire, tornado, hurricane, or global pandemic, is that the immediacy of dealing with the disaster obviously commands all attention. And the longer the disaster persists, the longer attention is focused solely on the disaster. And things that would have been obvious at the time, if only…

We need to find a new word for “Orwellian.”

Just a short note on Trump’s latest threat to veto a defense spending bill because it calls for renaming certain military bases named after Confederate Civil War generals.  The White House put out a statement defending the threat: “President Trump has been clear in his opposition to politically motivated attempts like this to rewrite history…

The Mutiny Of “The Bounty”

When the history of the 2020 election is written, it is the story broken by the New York Times, chronicling the scheme hatched by Vlad the Imp to pay a bounty for the lives of US soldiers in Afghanistan that may well have been the final nail in the Trump reelection coffin. For generations now,…

WTF is wrong with the White House press corps?

On the one hand, this is a bizarre, inexplicable story.  On the other hand, it is probably the most revealing story about the failure and obsequiousness of the White House press. In short, looking to fuel their fantasy propaganda that the Covid pandemic is over, White House aides at Trump’s Rose Garden appearance today moved the…