Donald Trump

Hitler Would Be Proud!

It has become sacrilegious to ever use Adolph Hitler in any comparison of a current political person or group. Sorry children, but we need to give careful scrutiny to our…

Trump 2.0

Count on one thing: Donald Trump, who seems to gain Republican support with every new indictment, is not going away. He’s managed to capitalize on his 2020 election loss, using his failed insurrection,…

Send In the Clowns…

They’re already here! Being a baby boomer this writer has consistently looked at those who lead us as mostly ‘ Clowns’. This goes in spades for those who run our…

Trump, the Second Time Around?

Recently, on a commuter train, I ran into an acquaintance who works for a government agency here in Washington, D.C. Soon after we started chatting, he indicated a desire to…

The Delusions of the American Right

Among the many enduring right-wing fibs, myths, and falsehoods, right-wing’s hatred of feminism takes a special place. Modern day anti-feminism is a reminiscence – perhaps: a continuation – of hundreds…

Red-baiting in the USA

by Margaret Viggiani and Luma Nichol This summer Trump made a campaign promise to bar all leftists from immigrating to the United States. He declared, “We’re going to keep foreign,…

White Nationalism and Donald Trump

In 2020, The Daily Show ran a segment in which statements by Republican leaders, including Donald Trump, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and various Fox News personalities were juxtaposed with those…

Trump Indictment Courthouse Demonstration

Former president Trump’s arraignment yesterday at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, DC on conspiracy charges for his failed attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election…

Prosecuting Donald Trump

Donald Trump is currently being charged with 34 felonies The State of New York, under the leadership of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg Jr., has arrested the former president,…

Trump’s Turkish Problem

American presidents have habitually kowtowed to Turkish demands. However, President Trump’s business investments in Turkey, Turkish-tainted associates, and baffling deference to President Erdogan spawned an exceptionally troubling record. That record…

This happens there in the US

The Trump-shelter-search incident is a new political occurrence in the US. Then, the interview came. Donald Trump, former US president, during an almost day-long interview with the New York attorney…

America’s Two Pandemics

Imagine that you were experiencing all of this (and by this, I mean our lives right now) as if it were a novel, à la Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year.  The…

The Big Lie And Endless Grievances

In the U.S. the strident arguments put forward that “voter fraud” has taken place in the recent election continues to resonate with a segment of the population. What do the…

The Neo-fascist Legacy of Donald Trump

After the US Capitol was attacked by his supporters, Donald Trump has become the first president of America to be impeached twice. Regardless of how he leaves the White House - the…

‘ Trust Me… Obey Me!!

Before I go on with my thoughts on the use of persuasion by demagogues like Donald Trump, we need to understand how powerful a system of obedience can be. There…

The Reagan/Trump Playbook

Go get Rick Perlstein's great book Reaganland: America's Right Turn, 1976-1980 and see how we got here from ' There' , the turn to the right wing in the dawning…

 Sending Trump to Hell

Dante Alighieri Has Words for Donald J. Trump From the Other Side of Death For some time now, I’ve wanted to send Donald Trump to Hell. I mean this literally,…

Bizaarro Amerika

How funny was the Seinfeld show's episode on the Bizarro world? People who physically resembled the real Jerry and  his three friends in a cartoonish way, with their character traits…

Presidents and pandemic

Well, the United States President becomes the third important leader to be caged. First, it was UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, then the Brazilian President Bolsonaro, and now President Trump.…

The Truth Hurts

Well, to this writer, a student of the esoteric sciences, the great Indian Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda was correct: This must be a dream! So many friends and acquaintances over the…

Who Is President Trump?

Someone who much likes Trump and who plans again to vote for him asked me to provide proof that he is corrupt in presidential dealings. So here is my reply:…

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