Making Nice to the Saudis

President Donald Trump’s narcissism is one reason for his refusal to condemn Saudi Arabia’s role in the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Read the rest of this entry »

Unexceptional America

Under President Donald Trump, the United States is no longer a beacon to the world. Instead, Trump’s America is now just interested in the bottom line. Read the rest of this entry »

I Have A Lot To Say — Part II

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell now seems willing to consider a possible Supreme Court nominee in 2020, a presidential election year. Read the rest of this entry »

I Have A Lot To Say — Part I

Confirming hard right conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh was part of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s long-term goal to seize control of the federal judiciary. Read the rest of this entry »

Time Off

Politics and History is taking a few weeks off as I move from Alexandria, Virginia, to Stephenson, Virginia. My blog will resume in September. Thank you!

Trump, Violence, and QAnon

A presidential rally this week marked the public appearance of a mysterious cult called QAnon. Read the rest of this entry »

The Danger to Democracy

President Donald Trump has intensified his attacks on the press, further endangering American Democracy. Read the rest of this entry »

“Fall into that trap”

Democrats are moving left, frightening conservatives. Read the rest of this entry »

Fifth Avenue Republicans

Fifth Avenue Republicans — a handy term for supporters of President Trump unbothered by any transgression committed by the president. Read the rest of this entry »

The Horror of Helsinki Continues…

Despite some half-hearted backtracking, the Helsinki fiasco showed again that President Donald Trump appears, for some reason, beholden to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read the rest of this entry »