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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
John Kelly

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Trolls White People For Calling 911 Out Of Racism

On Tuesday’s episode of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah spent some time going through White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s problematic views on immigration. Kelly says some of the right things when asked about undocumented Americans. But his statements degrading the families who cross the border illegally betray an insensitivity to ingrained racism. Perhaps […]

May 16, 2018
Kelly

Trump Melts Down (Again) After Reports Kelly Called Him ‘An Idiot’

When faced with embarrassing news circulating about them, most people would try not to draw even more attention to it. But Trump is not most people. He didn’t try to ignore the reports that his chief of staff John Kelly called him an “idiot.” Instead, he decided to shine the glaring neon light of his Twitter account […]

April 30, 2018

‘Golden Boy’ Porter Is A Weakling, A Coward — And A Walking Security Risk

Unlike now infamous White House aide Rob Porter, I didn’t have a Harvard professor and presidential confidant for a father. My old man was a New Jersey Irish working stiff, who taught me most of what I know about being a man. Among the enduring lessons he’d learned during his service as an artillery sergeant […]

February 13, 2018
Danziger

Danziger: Semper Feh

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

February 12, 2018
Kelly

From John Kelly, A Revised But Still Slimy Response To Domestic Abuse Scandal

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly gave staffers in a Friday meeting a revised account of his response to allegations that former staff secretary Rob Porter physically and emotionally abused two ex-wives, according to a Washington Post report. “Kelly told those in attendance to say that he took action to remove Porter within 40 minutes […]

February 10, 2018
Danziger

Danziger: Call Of Duty

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

January 21, 2018
general

Kelly: When A (Retired) General Goes Off Half-Cocked

Silly me, here I’d been fantasizing about a soft military coup preventing the Braggart-in-Chief from starting World War III. Surely the Pentagon has procedures for removing emotionally-incapacitated commanders, and Trump’s generals, as he calls them, must have made contingency plans. Or maybe not. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says that arguing with a […]

October 25, 2017
Trevor Noah

#EndorseThis: Why Trevor Noah Is So Angry At John Kelly

Trevor Noah never says so, but it is easy to imagine why John Kelly’s attack on Rep. Frederica Wilson pisses him off. What Kelly did by lying about Wilson — and presumably imagining he could get away with it — represented a textbook example of white male privilege inflicted on a black woman. A retired […]

October 24, 2017
Kelly

Now We Know John Kelly

After all the sound and fury and infantile tweeting, what have we learned from the controversy over the president’s call to Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow? We still don’t know much about why he and his three fellow Green Berets died or what the U.S. mission may be in Niger. But we again discovered something […]

October 24, 2017
A Salvadoran father (R) carries his son while running next to another immigrant as they try to board a train heading to the Mexican-U.S. border, in Huehuetoca, near of Mexico City, June 1, 2015. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo

Mexican Official Says Deporting Non-Mexicans To Mexico Is A ‘Non-Starter’

Mexican officials have flatly rejected the Trump administration’s plan to deport to Mexico migrants caught illegally crossing the U.S. southern border, regardless of nationality. The officials said Mexico will never accept the return of Guatemalans, Salvadorans, Hondurans, and others who traveled through the country on their way to the United States, most often to ask for asylum here.

February 23, 2017
Trump, Islam

Exclusive: Trump To Focus Counter-Extremism Program Solely On Islam

The program, “Countering Violent Extremism,” or CVE, would be changed to “Countering Islamic Extremism” or “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism,” Reuters sources confirmed, and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States.

February 2, 2017