Heavy on criticism, light on solutions

So North Korea tested...something, maybe a hydrogen bomb although there's reason to be skeptical about that, but something nuclear, on Wednesday, and Republican candidates are lining up to unload on President Obama and Hillary Clinton over it. Which, hey, it's an election year, this is what happens. But when the talk turns to what any … Continue reading Heavy on criticism, light on solutions

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Here are a bunch of crazy things that got said in the GOP debates yesterday

Despite feeling like I would much rather have been regrouting the bathroom tile or mulching my yard or something, I really did try to watch both of the Republican debates yesterday. I guess I could try to write some kind of analytical thing about what was said, but as that would risk imparting a level … Continue reading Here are a bunch of crazy things that got said in the GOP debates yesterday

Donald Trump and the real Republican Party

The firestorm over leading Republican presidential contender Donald Trump's ugly comments on John McCain's military service has been telling. There's no doubt that what Trump said about McCain was disgusting, particularly coming from somebody who spent his war-eligible years taking deferments. But what does it say about the Republican Party that a guy who has … Continue reading Donald Trump and the real Republican Party

President Trump apparently hires Leni Riefenstahl as his Communications Director

If Donald stays the course, this could actually be an entertaining campaign: https://twitter.com/GissiSim/status/621027104545730560 Here's the picture in question: And the close-up: https://twitter.com/GissiSim/status/621028867017428992 People who know their German WWII uniforms much better than yours truly say that these are SS uniforms. Trump appears to have used this stock photo, so at least they're SS re-enactors and … Continue reading President Trump apparently hires Leni Riefenstahl as his Communications Director