optics

No doubt there are Trump pardons, but the cluster falls close to the _____. Apparently Trump has been advised that the optics of guilt are greater exposure to his soon to be mounting legal woes. This includes even the Trumpian small insults, a hastily assembled 1776 position paper to prescribe...

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  • January 19, 2021

Security measures in DC are about global and domestic consumption of the image of national security, lest the Russians and others think it’s like the troops needed for the coups at the end of Soviet communism, or even Ukraine and Belarus. Rather than being like a head coach of general manager,...

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  • January 15, 2021

Because you always have one hour Iraq strategy meetings at your golf courses and return to the “Southern White House” afterwards. And no one, especially Leningrad Lindsey, was wearing golf shoes. Your aides decided you shouldn't be golfing while a US embassy is under siege, didn't they? — Josh Marshall...

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  • December 31, 2019
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