If we have an economic downturn, Donald Trump might or might not be the cause. But you know what would unequivocally be his fault, rather than fickle fortune? A badly
If everyone knew, everyone whispered, everyone warned their kids – yet nothing changed – why would children think there was any value in reporting?
I have yet to get my promised 15 minutes of fame, but Thursday night brought me a good five minutes, when Ghislaine Maxwell was spotted reading my book.
Much of the damage this administration is doing can, and I believe will, be repaired after Donald Trump is gone. But we will never get back the precious time he is squandering on climate change.
There is growing evidence of a possible recession. If one materializes, President Trump could lose his most powerful argument for reelection: a strong economy.
It is worth remembering that what drew the Woodstock generation together was ultimately not anger, but a hope – idealistic, naive and impossibly young – that yet tugs at the imagination, the hope of a better, fairer, cleaner, saner, more peaceful world.
One of the everlasting social forces in directing human behavior – shame – has become part of the 2020 presidential race.
In our colleges and universities, first millennials and now their Generation Z successors have demanded “emotional safety,” insisting on “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” to protect them from ideas they don’t like, because they tell us that “words are violence.” No, they are not.
Perhaps even more than the morally bankrupt Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell is the worst among us. He is one of the most powerful people in the world but doesn’t understand that power has responsibilities as well as privileges.
Good economic times don’t last forever. Jobs can disappear. When things go in the other direction, many Americans will learn yet another lesson in the economic risk of piling on debt.
The fact that the country is so concerned about bigotry and violence is good, because it’s a sign that our tolerance of such things has shrunk. All I’m doing is asking that people take a breath, count to 10 and put it all in some perspective.
Americans buy guns designed and marketed as hyper-lethal. They fill their magazines with bullets specifically manufactured to rip human bodies to shreds and make human lives unsavable.
If Democrats want to play politics with mass murder, it works both ways.
Foreign nationals should take extreme precautions in Trump’s America. So should the rest of us.
It was a remarkable 15 hours in American history. A mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, taking nine lives was overshadowed by a massacre in El Paso, Texas, costing 22. Others are dwelling on the El Paso gunman’s alleged online “manifesto” about Hispanics’ growing political clout in Texas – and Donald Trump’s use of code words appearing to validate the frothing. But here let’s discuss the guns themselves.
Nearly every phrase of Donald Trump’s televised response to the El Paso and Dayton shootings could be matched with some discrediting contrast in his own voice.
No one would have said an individual Klansman attending a Klan meeting in the woods was a lone wolf; 8chan and other venues are similar meeting spaces in the digital wild.
The Fed increasingly sees itself as a social agency dedicated to job creation. That – more than the effect on stock prices – is the real story behind the Fed’s recent decision to cut interest rates by a quarter point.
Cartoon for August 5.
For most of our history, wars have involved foreign ideologies and they took place on foreign soil. Now the war has come to Walmart. And Hooters. And Sam’s Club and McDonald’s.