Here's what Donald Trump considers a 'much more difficult' question

Okay, so y’all saw the clip from the Chris Wallace interview where Wallace barely contains his amusement over Trump’s bragging about the mental acuity test he took, right? Turns out that one of the questions requires the interviewee to know what an elephant looks like. Not exactly string theory.  But during the Wallace interview, Trump…

Reporter finally asks Trump the question we've been wondering about for years

Like clockwork, Donald Trump has determined that John Bolton is a wacko. That’s what happens when you challenge Kaiser Cray-Cray. You get a dose of whatever medicine he snorted this morning.  x ….He didn’t want Bolton anywhere near him. Bolton’s dumbest of all statements set us back very badly with North Korea, even now. I…

New Idea for the Lincoln Project: Question Bunker Baby's Manhood

Two op-eds in the New York Times caught my attention this morning. First up is Gail Collins — Trump’s Magic Word — because of what she wrote at the end: This could be a great protest theme. Fill the street with banners saying, “Mr. President, we’re not really questioning your masculinity.” Very positive message that’ll…

Trump asks the pressing health care question on everyone's mind

You know the old adage: A shot of insulin, Clorox bleach, hydroxychloroquine, and a sunlamp up the asshole keep the doctor away.  Today, in the middle of some scripted lies about Obamacare and Trump’s own “health” care policies, the tweaking interdimensional fart gremlin inside the pr*sident’s head suddenly decided to chime in:  President Trump: "I don't use insulin….

Senator Sanders’ question highlights the obscene nature of our healthcare system

Senator Bernie Sanders asked a question that should be simple to answer. In any humane society with a humane healthcare system, without thinking, any administration official would simply answer yes. In healthcare, the answer should be an easy ‘yes’ on this one. Watch our full episodes here. Senator Sanders asked a very simple question. Will everyone,…

Trump asks the question on everyone's mind during CDC visit

Don’t worry, folks. He’s got this: x Trump is at the CDC talking to reporters about the coronavirus outbreak & just asked the Fox News reporter whether his townhall show on Fox last night got good ratings.— Jackie Calmes (@jackiekcalmes) March 6, 2020 x pic.twitter.com/3ouhulGbSd — Baseball (@baseballminutia) March 6, 2020 x pic.twitter.com/0irqZuXrWT — Curt…

Trump, Iran, and Christians United For Israel: A Question

I want to get some feedback on a topic I’m researching for my book on religion: the degree to which some Christian fundamentalists may be actively working to trigger the apocalypse. I’m not going to get into the weeds here (keep your sighs of relief to yourselves, thank you!), but, in brief: In 2006, Pastor…

An open question for even undergraduate level economists

I’m not an economist, and didn’t even major in it in college.   So I have an honest question for those with some more expertise than me. Background:  I just read a very typical article that said that economists conclude that the employer side of the Social Security tax is simply “passed on“ to their employees…

Economist validates Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All tax-question answer.

For too long the mainstream media has been given a pass for being the patsy of the plutocracy. Many times they ask loaded questions with an intent to mislead and in doing so placate their masters, the pharmaceutical industrial complex, the healthcare industrial complex, the energy industrial complex, and every other monopolistic consortium in between. It…