Donald Trump’s “Kiss My Ass Club”

Here’s a confession: I used to watch a lot of pro wrestling when I was a kid. I’m dating myself, but Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Randy Savage (my favorite), all those guys, I watched as much of the old WWF as I could. If you don’t know anything about pro wrestling, there used to… Continue reading Donald Trump’s “Kiss My Ass Club”

Nothing has changed

Yesterday, Donald Trump was a bully. Today, Donald Trump is a bully. Tomorrow, Donald Trump will be a bully. Yesterday, Donald Trump was a racist. In 1989, Donald Trump was a racist. In 2014, Donald Trump was a racist. Today, Donald Trump is a racist. Tomorrow, Donald Trump will be a racist. Yesterday, Donald Trump… Continue reading Nothing has changed

Meet the heretofore unknown “Never Trump” candidate who might just hand the election to Trump

Hey everybody, big news! “Principled Conservatives,” a term that Bill Kristol has used so often lately I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s had it tattooed across his back, have finally found their man to make an independent run against Donald Trump, and it’s big. Which intrepid and clearly well-known (otherwise it would be total folly… Continue reading Meet the heretofore unknown “Never Trump” candidate who might just hand the election to Trump

When did Donald Trump stop being funny?

Don’t get me wrong, there’s always been a disturbing element of xenophobia/racism/antisemitism/Islamophobia underlying Donald Trump’s popularity, and Trump has never been entirely just comic relief, but the longer this goes on and the more unhinged he appears, the less funny his absurdity and stupidity have gotten. The whole Trump phenomenon tipped from “funny” to “curious”… Continue reading When did Donald Trump stop being funny?

So nice they published me twice

I’m grateful to the folks at LobeLog for publishing me twice today, and I’d be grateful to you folks for heading over there and checking both pieces out. First up was something I’d been working on last week with Jim Lobe, the “Lobe” in LobeLog, on what Donald Trump’s rise in the Republican Party (and… Continue reading So nice they published me twice

Deep electoral thoughts

Consider this: if somebody had told you a year ago that by early May the Democratic primary would be closer than the Republican primary*, without Joe Biden getting into the race, would you have believed them? I don’t think I would have. * I realize that both contests are effectively over, math-wise, but with Cruz… Continue reading Deep electoral thoughts