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Sunday, October 22, 2017
Donald Trump

#EndorseThis: Trump Boasts About ‘Amazing Job’ In Puerto Rico

If there is any single incident that has conclusively proved Trump’s unfitness to be president, it is his failure to provide timely aid and comfort to the millions of American citizens suffering in devastated Puerto Rico. That is the most fundamental responsibility of his office. Instead, as usual, Trump is preening and boasting rather than […]

September 29, 2017
Dale Hansen

#EndorseThis: Dallas Sportscaster Dale Hansen Delivers Bracing Slap To Trump

Here in Trump’s America, where bigotry and stupidity rage unchecked, we’re all too accustomed to judging our fellow citizens by their tribal affiliation, as we’ve seen again in the controversy over athletes “taking a knee” during the national anthem. So you might expect Dale Hansen, a 69 year-old white Dallas TV sportscaster, to fulfill the […]

September 28, 2017
Puerto Rico

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Lambastes Trump Over Puerto Rico Crisis

Among the primary responsibilities of any American president is to reassure and comfort suffering citizens in time of disaster — a test that Donald Trump fails miserably, as when he tweeted a reminder to Puerto Rico that its government “owes money to Wall Street.” Duly outraged by Trump’s dim response to the humanitarian crisis on […]

September 27, 2017
NFL

Trump’s Racist Attack On NFL Players Is A Losing Game

For normal people, sports often serve as a refuge from politics. The President of the United States is not among them. Donald Trump’s idea of a spectator sport, it can’t be emphasized too often, is WWE professional wrestling: a phony, pre-scripted spectacle most often on racial and ethnic themes, mainly featuring steroid abusers insufficiently athletic […]

September 27, 2017
Colbert

#EndorseThis: Colbert Schools Trump (And Mnuchin) On Why Athletes Are Kneeling

Once more Stephen Colbert steps up to the challenge of educating President Trump about an issue he has clearly misunderstood. As Colbert explains, Trump is all wrong when he tells credulous supporters that football players are kneeling during the national anthem in protest against the flag. “Those players are protesting against racial injustice, they’re not […]

September 26, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: Risk Of Brain Damage

Is it smart for the president to start a feud with the country’s top sports league?

September 24, 2017
Iran

How Trump’s Iran Tantrum Imperils Our Future

The dangers of arrogance and ignorance are nowhere more starkly illustrated than in Donald Trump’s Oval Office, where anguished advisers seek constantly to steer a rogue president away from international disaster. And now the stakes of his stubborn stupidity have gone nuclear. Having disparaged the Iran nuclear deal for years — without actually understanding its […]

September 23, 2017
Emmy

#EndorseThis: See Why John Oliver Deserves That Emmy

Dismaying as it was to watch former presidential press secretary Sean Spicer treated like a cute celebrity on the Emmy Awards, the television academy at least recognized many of the brightest stars gracing the tube — including the mighty John Oliver, who won “Writing for a Variety Series” in competition with host Stephen Colbert, Seth […]

September 18, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: What A Tosser

September 18, 2017
DACA

#EndorseThis: Trump’s Wingnuts Are Furious Over His ‘Bipartisan’ DACA Flip-Flop

Overnight, there is a shiny new “bipartisan” Donald Trump. In a series of stunning turnabouts, the president has switched positions on some signature issues. His latest tweets indignantly suggest that it would be crazy to expel those wonderful young Dreamers — the same policy he demanded for the past two years. But he isn’t fooling […]

September 15, 2017
Miss America

#EndorseThis: Are Miss America Contestants Smarter Than Donald Trump?

Back when Donald Trump owned the Miss America pageant, he used to deliver scathing judgments on the contestants — their looks, their weight, their chances of success. (He was also said to have barged into their dressing rooms for a peep.) And those determined women had to put up with his misconduct because he was […]

September 14, 2017
seth meyerse

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Blows Away White House Storm Response

Praising the Coast Guard rescue effort or lamenting the impact of Florida flooding shouldn’t be too demanding for the White House. But this is the Trump White House, where the president babbles about “branding,” the social media guru is highly experienced as a golf caddy, and everybody denies climate change. None of this clowning impressed […]

September 12, 2017
Hillary Clinton

Why The Media Want Hillary Clinton To Shut Up

There is something strange about the reproachful media response to What Happened, Hillary Clinton’s new book on the 2016 campaign. Now everyone knows that the Washington press corps dislikes and distrusts the former Democratic nominee. After all, several of its most eminent members have admitted their herd’s prejudice against her. But the nearly unanimous demand […]

September 12, 2017
john oliver

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Returns To Roast “Happy” Trump Over DACA

If you thought John Oliver was fed up with Donald Trump before, listen to him dismantle the president’s “maddeningly vague” and self-contradicting statements and actions on his predecessor’s order protecting young immigrants. “He’s all over the place. Dreamers have to go. Or maybe they can come back. Or maybe they don’t have to go at […]

September 11, 2017
Trump's deal

#EndorseThis: How Republicans Really Feel About Trump’s Deal With Democrats

If you’re still stunned by Trump’s deal with Congressional Democrats to increase the debt ceiling and fund relief for Harvey victims, imagine how the Republican leadership feels. Trevor Noah channels their highly comical distress in the most graphic terms (and incidentally reveals where several Dreamers are currently hiding out — take a close look at […]

September 8, 2017
Trump speech

#EndorseThis: Colbert Parses That Bizarre Trump Speech In North Dakota

For off-the-cuff gaffes, casual insults to the audience, and every category of cringe-worthy idiocy, any Donald Trump speech is hard to match. Consider his remarks in North Dakota, annotated and commentated here by a certain Stephen Colbert. He was supposed to talk about tax reform, but he went off script. You’ve never really shuddered until […]

September 7, 2017
Immigration, Deported

Why Attacking Immigrants Endangers Every American’s Economic Security

Donald Trump reportedly will announce on Tuesday that he will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the legal protection accorded to 800,000 young people, known as “Dreamers,” who have lived in the United States since they were children. Dreamers are contributing members of society who grew up here but happened to be born […]

September 6, 2017
DACA, immigration

Nationwide Protests Erupt After Trump Ends DACA

As Politico reported Sunday night that Donald Trump was planning to end DACA on Tuesday morning, immigration advocacy groups sprang into action, planning rallies. Though it was Labor Day weekend, and the reports were not definite, too much was at stake. Yatziri Tovar, a member of immigrants’ rights group Make the Road New York and a […]

September 6, 2017