The Political Logic Of Universal Medicare

The Political Logic Of Universal Medicare

What is Trump going to replace Obamacare with? Speculation is rife, and Trump's many foes are cackling. True, even Bill Clinton, as the height of his wife's campaign, called Obamacare "the craziest thing in the world..."  But calling it crazy is one thing, dismantling...

Russians For Donald?

Russians For Donald?

Recently a friend of mine on the left -- quite a decent fellow, too -- wrote to inform me that Trump owed his election not to any actual election results or electors, but to Mother Russia. When I pointed out that any actual evidence of that appeared to be scarce, he...

Pussy Galore

Pussy Galore

A number of newsworthy events happened yesterday.  Two involved private events that became public.  No doubt you’ve heard of one:  eleven years ago, in a private conversation, Donald Trump made a crude remark and used a foul word pertaining to women.  (Hint:  it looks...

Gates At The Barbarians

Gates At The Barbarians

Robert Gates, who has served under eight Presidents and been Defense Secretary under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, is a strange guy. He has gored many of his Presidential employers with nasty reviews, and most recently added Hillary Clinton to the hit list in a...

Trump On The Ropes?

Trump On The Ropes?

The weeks that followed the end of the Democratic Convention have been marked by a drop in poll numbers for Donald Trump, not to mention a towering, near-monolithic avalanche of media abuse directed at the candidate.  Seeded among the venom has been the repeated claim...

The Writhe of Khan

The Writhe of Khan

We are now entering Week Three of massive media outrage involving Khizr Khan, a Muslim attorney whose son, Humayun, was killed in Iraq in 2004.  Both Khans, native to Pakistan, arrived in the United States in 1980.  The son went into the military.  The father went to...