Politics and History

First Munich, Now Helsinki

President Donald Trump took Russian President Vladimir Putin at his word in Helsinki. In Munich, in 1938, the British prime minster assured the world that Hitler could be trusted. Read the rest of this entry »

Trump’s War on NATO

President Donald Trump spent two days in Brussels trying to undo 70 years of history. Read the rest of this entry »

The Unpredictable Supreme Court

President Donald Trump gets to name a second Supreme Court justice. But, court appointments do not always turn out as expected. Read the rest of this entry »

Trump Blinks

The Trump administration changed policy, after insisting it did not have a policy and that its hands were tied. Read the rest of this entry »

The Spine Test

Republican congressional leaders seem unable to challenge President Donald Trump, even on a policy as vile as separating children from their parents. Read the rest of this entry »

Is This Who We Have Become?

A cult of personality surrounds President Donald Trump, and it explains why many support the administration’s policy of separating families at the border. Read the rest of this entry »

DeVos Gets an “F”

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is a foe of public education. Read the rest of this entry »

Donald the King

Broad assertions of presidential power made by President Donald Trump and his lawyers smack of kingship. Read the rest of this entry »

Racist-in-Chief

President Donald Trump’s racism sets the tone for his administration and supporters. Read the rest of this entry »

Trump Has No Limits

President Donald Trump has the gall to enact a draconian policy separating immigrant families and then blames Democrats. Read the rest of this entry »