“He’s a great friend. Oh, he’s dead? Then never mind.”

If you’re gonna lie, at least get your Alternative Facts straight. In another burst of cringe-worthy mis-statesmanship, President Trump has again embarrassed America in the company of a foreign leader. Last month, Trump drew a sharp look from German Chancellor Angela Merkel when he turned to her at a press conference and said, “At least we […]

Trump “Buy American” Order – Do as I say, not as I do

By now we’ve learned that whenever Donald Trump ends a statement or pledge with, “Believe me,” or words to that effect, he’s lying. It’s his way of pre-arming the lie against its inevitable exposure. Trump’s latest venture into Alternative Fact-land took him Tuesday to Kenosha, Wisconsin, home of Snap-on tools. There, he signed an executive order […]

Keystone XL: “Pipeline to Prosperity” is looking more like Trump’s Folly

Unless you are talking about the trees and perfectly manicured lawns of his golf courses, President Trump doesn’t have much use for the environment. With each passing Executive Order his disdain for it becomes more obvious. He has already okayed coal industry dumping into some of our nation’s waterways. He’s ordered a dismantling of our […]

Kill the Bill (Vol. One): Trump and Ryan drop the AHCA ball on the goal line

President Trump couldn’t have been clearer: He and his water carrier in the House, Speaker Paul Ryan, had the votes, and their draconian plan to replace Obamacare was a shoo-in. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer pressed the point at every presser. “There’s no Plan B,” he insisted. “Only Plan A.” Meaning it was this […]

Smoke, Sparks, Fire? DC is a virtual tinderbox threatening to ignite at any moment

Something smelled rotten when House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes made a bee-line for the White House today. Now we may have a clue as to just what that aroma was. Nunes said the President needed to know what he, Nunes, had just found out — that those nasty leaks from the FBI’s Trump/Russia probe had […]

Watergate/Trumpgate (Part Six): “I’ve never met that man!” Trump’s now-toxic cronies disavowed

John Dean must be having a deja vu moment. Or three. When Dean became a liability to his boss, Richard Nixon, during the Watergate scandal, Nixon not only fired him. He wrote him off. Completely. It was as though Dean, in his three years as Nixon’s chief counsel, had never been privy to Oval Office […]

Trump’s “America First” budget forgets one big thing: AMERICANS!

Now that we’ve seen President Trump’s proposed budget, it should be clear that he still lives in the world of Alternative Facts. Let’s start with how the spending plan was conceived. Budget director Mick Mulvaney told us it stemmed from Trump’s promise to put the interests of America first. Did you notice that Mulvaney didn’t say, […]