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danziger

Danziger: And Another Thing…

September 13, 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
Danziger

Danziger: Nomertà

August 22, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: Breit Future

August 20, 2017
Bannon

Who Is Steve Bannon? Trump Strategist Gone

In a White House defined by chaos, tumult and turnover, Steve Bannon became the latest person to depart President Donald Trump’s team Friday afternoon.

August 18, 2017
Scaramucci

#EndorseThis: Scaramucci Tells Colbert He Would’ve Fired Bannon

Anthony Scaramucci appeared on the Late Show on Monday, giving host Stephen Colbert the opportunity to grill the departed White House communications director on Oval Office backstabbing. Asked if he thought Chief Strategist Steve Bannon ought to be fired, Scaramucci said, unequivocally, “If it was up to me, he’d be gone.” And the Bannon hate didn’t end […]

August 15, 2017
Whiter

Trump Wished For A Whiter America All Along

Trump was clearly pandering to those white Americans who were unhappy with the cultural changes of the last half-century, including the shifting demographics that are weakening their political and social influence. Trump’s election was, in large measure, a backlash against the first black president.

August 4, 2017
Sessions

Jeff Sessions Deserves No Sympathy

Even if Sessions knew what sort of president Trump would be, though, he probably would have still endorsed him, just as so many other Republicans did later on. Conventional Republicans — the establishment, if you will — have an agenda, and they need a Republican president in order to carry it out.

July 28, 2017
Spicer

Sean Spicer’s Six-Month-Long Road to Resignation

The reported reason for now former White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s resignation Friday was President Donald Trump’s naming of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director, according to The New York Times. But it’s quite obvious that Spicer’s exit had been building over the past six months.

July 21, 2017
Steve Bannon, head of the news website Breitbart News, was named to the new position of campaign chief executive officer. Bannon, a conservative flamethrower was referred to by ousted Corey Lewandowski as "a street fighter" like himself. The campaign statement announcing the changes touted a Bloomberg Politics article that branded Bannon "the most dangerous political operative in America." REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Bannon Kept A Painting Of Himself Dressed As Napoleon

The oil painting, he goes on to describe, depicts Bannon dressed as Napoleon posing as the French emperor did in the portrait “The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries” by Jacques-Louis David. According to Green, the painting was a gift to Bannon from Nigel Farage, a British politician who spent two decades campaigning for the U.K.’s exit from the European Union.

July 11, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: The Apprentice Goes To Washington

Danziger notices what should be obvious to Trump — that his repudiation of the Paris climate accord again elevated the most sinister figure in the White House.

June 2, 2017
SNL Season Finale

In SNL Season Finale, Trump And His Entourage Croon ‘Hallelujah’

In the SNL season finale, the marvelous Kate McKinnon, as Kellyanne Conway, is the first to join Alec Baldwin’s crooning of “Hallelujah,” followed by Mike Pence (Beck Bennett), with a Russian flag on his lapel, the Trump boys (Mikey Day and Alex Moffat), Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant), Melania (Cecily Strong), and Ivanka (in a special Scarlett Johansson cameo).

May 21, 2017
Hasan Minhaj

#EndorseThis: Hasan Minhaj, Roasting Trump, Is Tops On YouTube

A talented comic, Hasan Minhaj entertained a sometimes humorless crowd, which groaned at jokes that you may well consider hilarious. “No one wanted to do this,” he kidded, “ so of course it lands in the hands of an immigrant. Don Rickles died so you wouldn’t ask him to do this gig.”

May 1, 2017
The Simpsons

#EndorseThis: ‘The Simpsons’ Sends Up Those First 100 Days

On ‘The Simpsons,’ Trump ruminates: “One hundred days in office, so many accomplishments. Lowered my golf handicap. My Twitter following increased by 700. And finally, we can shoot hibernating bears.”

April 28, 2017
Russia, Putin, Trump, French election

On Eve Of French Election, Trump (And Putin) Still Pushing ‘Nationalism’

In backing the leader of France’s neo-fascist party, Donald Trump also resumed his role as the Western political stalking horse for Vladimir Putin. Having received LePen in Moscow, where she denounced sanctions and sucked up to Putin, Russia’s authoritarian president has mobilized his entire propaganda apparatus to influence the French election.

April 21, 2017
House Democrats walk out on the East Front on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., after their sit-in over gun-control law. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Drive The Wedge, Democrats

Obama wasn’t importing anybody. But otherwise King was right. Naturalized immigrants, or their natural-born children, would likely over time vote Democratic. A raw political power move, maybe. This was astute political analysis underneath a layer of racism.

April 19, 2017
Bannon

Steve Bannon’s Ideological Ties To Russia

In early April, Bannon was booted off Trump’s National Security Council in a White House coup that was—among other factors—also a scuffle about whether to appease a resurgent Kremlin or confront it. Days later, he lost a heated debate inside the White House with Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, over whether to strike Syria after the Moscow-protected regime of Bashar al-Assad killed civilians in a chemical attack.

April 18, 2017
Trump, Sessions, nativism,

What Isn’t Donald Trump Hiding?

Yes, Donald Trump campaigned on draining a swamp full of elites. But we shouldn’t be so naive as to believe that he we speaking about all the elites. He meant just the elitists who want to help minorities.

April 17, 2017
Saturday Night Live

Happy Easter! Baldwin, McCarthy Return To Saturday Night Live [VIDEO]

In the Saturday Night Live cold open, Trump (Baldwin) complains about the dictator of North Korea. “He’s a war monger, he’s quick to anger, he’s a huge narcissist, he’s got a stupid little haircut, why would they let a man like that run an entire country?” Then he gets down to real business, the simmering feud between the spectral, demonic Bannon (Mikey Day) and Jared Kushner, played with aplomb by guest host Jimmy Fallon in a blazer and flak jacket.

“Jared, you’re such an inspiration,” the president gushes. “You showed everybody that if you were born rich and marry my daughter, you can do whatever you want.”

April 16, 2017
Danziger on Bannon and Manafort

Danziger: Swamp Things

With Paul Manafort long ousted from Trump’s inner circle, and Steve Bannon apparently headed toward the White House exit, Danziger foresees an ominous partnership between these practitioners of dark politics.

April 15, 2017
danziger on bannon ouster

Danziger: Leaving So Soon?

Like everyone else, Danziger has heard those rumors about the imminent ouster of Steve Bannon, Trump “chief strategist” and fascist wannabe — who has picked an unwinnable fight with the President’s family. What kind of strategist does that?

April 12, 2017