G7 meeting - one photo sums it up

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G7 meeting - one photo sums it up

No Comments 9 June 2018

After 6 countries ganged up on Trump, he refused to sign the final communique. Trump is breaking all the rules but so far we have not seen that he can create more value than he destroys.
Let’s hope this chapter ends after 4 more years.

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I am am a very stable genius

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I am am a very stable genius

No Comments 6 January 2018

Here is the full twitter record of Trumps response to the being Wolffed.
trump-full

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Trump Got Wolffed

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Trump Got Wolffed

No Comments 5 January 2018

This week in Trumpland.  As excerpts of Wolff’s book Fire and Fury appeared in New York Magazine, the White House released a statement than I republish below.  Bannon calling the Trump family meeting with Russians as “treasonous” in my mind has raised the stakes considerable for Trump. It is truly getting interesting and I suspect that the chance of him not serving out a full term (which at this point I still is more likley) has clearly increased.

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Peggy Noonan: “Democracy Is Not Your Plaything”

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Peggy Noonan: “Democracy Is Not Your Plaything”

No Comments 20 May 2017

Peggy Noonan just published (May 18) this very strong piece in the WSJ.

When the circus comes to Washington, it consumes everything, absorbs all energy.
This will be unpleasantly earnest, but having witnessed the atmospherics the past 10 days it’s what I think needs saying:
Democracy is not your plaything.
This is not a game.

The president of the United States has produced a building crisis that is unprecedented in our history. The question, at bottom, is whether Donald Trump has demonstrated, in his first four months, that he is unfit for the presidency—wholly unsuited in terms of judgment, knowledge, mental capacity, personal stability. That epic question is then broken down into discrete and specific questions: Did he improperly attempt to interfere with an FBI criminal investigation, did his presidential campaign collude with a foreign government, etc.

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Good Summary of the Week:  Trump fired director of the FBI who investigated  the Trump campaign

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Good Summary of the Week:  Trump fired director of the FBI who investigated the Trump campaign

No Comments 13 May 2017

Not surprisingly but still disappointingly, the WSJ editorial pages wholeheartedly supported the firing of the FBI. The left-leaning predictably compared the firing to Watergate. Below are the two most interesting articles from this week. First the Guardian’s take on the week and then an opinion piece in the WSJ that argues that not FBI but congress should investigate whether Trump’s Russian connections constitute an impeachable offense.

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