Pundits and political scientists have already expended countless joules of intellectual energy to explain Trump’s election, with economic insecurity among the more popular answers. But several researchers who have pored over the data have concluded that anxiety over lost jobs and closed factories didn’t propel Trump into office.
Fewer than two months ago, on May 10, 2017, President Trump invited two Russian diplomats into the White House to celebrate his firing of FBI Director James Comey. Having boasted on national TV that he’d removed Comey as a means of relieving pressure from the “fake news” investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential […]
Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from theWall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a recipient of the […]
Donald Trump, who has proclaimed his opinion that climate change is a “hoax,” reportedly intends to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord signed by virtually every other nation on earth.
Noting that “Trump gave Obama a ton of grief for bowing to the Saudi king,” Colbert said, “no way was he going to bow.” But the tape tells a different story: “Wait, there he is, going from the knees, and a bow — and a curtsey! He did a little curtsey at the end there, very nice.”
With the Democratic Party struggling to redeem itself in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s loss, Obama’s Wall Street payday sends exactly the wrong signal at a very bad time.
This week Trump tried to blame the misconduct of his former national security adviser Michael Flynn on the previous administration (which fired Flynn before Trump hired him). Because, as Danziger observes, nothing is ever, ever, ever his fault.
The former president mentioned an issue that really may make a difference: political gerrymandering. The Supreme Court will hear arguments this spring about gerrymandering — and Obama, along with his former attorney general, Eric Holder, have made it clear that they are going to stay active in the issue.
Last Monday evening, South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe “You Lie!” Wilson was finally rewarded for his infamous 2009 outburst– when constituents at a town hall meeting in his district got fed up with his obfuscating nonsense.
Hawks accused Obama of facilitating Assad’s brutality by standing aside. But it was not until Trump arrived that this nerve gas attack occurred. Maybe Assad felt emboldened after the administration indicated his regime is “a political reality that we have to accept,” as press secretary Sean Spicer said March 31. In that case, Trump is not compensating for Obama’s mistakes so much as his own.
When history gathers the men who made the presidency of Donald Trump possible, lingering in a corner behind the blinding glare of Julian Assange and the massive 6’8” frame of James Comey will be Mitch McConnell, his corners mouth shaped into a smile that resembles a twisted mustache. McConnell will want you to believe that history […]
Having opposed President Obama’s initiative to punish Assad following that attack, Donald Trump clearly has no idea what to do now that his missiles have landed in Syria. Nor do Congressional Republicans, whose enthusiastic support for Trump’s action today rings hollow for anyone who remembers how they rejected Obama’s request to authorize military force in 2013.
Trump ordered the air strikes just a day after he pointed the finger at Assad for this week’s chemical attack, which killed at least 70 people, many of them children, in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun. The Syrian government has denied it was behind the attack.
Trump appeared to have opted for measured and targeted air strikes instead of a full-blown assault on Assad’s forces and installations.
Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a […]
If Rep. Nunes wasn’t making up the whole story, he made an unauthorized disclosure of FISA-derived classified information in violation of the Espionage Act—exactly what he criticized others for doing.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) noted that millions of “dark” dollars had been raised to buttress the nomination of Gorsuch, without names attached. “They obviously think you will be worth their money,” Whitehouse said bluntly.
Trump clearly understands that he is accusing Obama of a high crime and misdemeanor on par with the one president forced to resign from office. And if his accusation is false, that means he could be impeached.
Talking with CNN reporter Manu Raju, Deputy Majority Whip Tom Cole said that unless the White House can back up the president’s wiretapping accusation with proof, which doesn’t exist, then “President Obama is owed an apology.” Which is a slightly roundabout way of saying, “Trump must apologize!”
It’s a fallacy to believe progressives can fix America’s acrimony by changing their attitudes. I am all for reaching out. But it helps to have someone else reaching back.
At a press conference, Speaker Paul Ryan called the GOP health care bill “an act of mercy.” For the most vulnerable, that characterization is ironic at best.
Since almost immediately after his inauguration as 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump has been claiming credit for what he sees as a miraculous recovery in the nation’s economy. But how much credit is actually due to his administration?
The Trump foreign policy chaos is likely to accelerate centrifugal forces in the global system that will be the death-knell of American exceptionalism and leadership, hastening a rebalancing of global power with the United States as just another player.
“I think the president has one of two choices, either to retract [the wiretapping charge against Obama] or to provide the information that the American people deserve,” said the Arizona Republican on CNN.
You’ll see plenty of headlines about how earnings have “accelerated,” but that’s only if you’re a hawk, a nitpicker-in-extremis, or you earn so much money that money is an abstraction.