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Trump hosts Kid, Ted and Sarah at the White House

After news broke of a four-hour visit with President Trump at the White House (including dinner) by rockers Ted Nugent and Kid Rock, chaperoned by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, my first impulse was to visit Nugent’s Facebook page to see if this post was still there.

No, I thought. It couldn’t be. Surely he [...]

Maduro regime helped fund Trump’s inaugural

As shortages of food and other basic commodities continue, and angry and desperate Venezuelans from formerly pro-chavista neighborhoods rioted, looted and clashed with government forces, resulting in at least 12 deaths, The Guardian reported on one of the Maduro regime’s recent expenditures:
A Venezuelan state-owned oil company, heavily indebted to the Russian oil giant Rosneft, made [...]

Rubio: Assad’s gas attack “no coincidence” [updated]

I was about to suggest that this might not be outside the realm of possibility. But Republican Senator Marco Rubio was a lot blunter.
Rubio: It's no coincidence that Syria gas attack happened after 'concerning' Tillerson comments @KFILE
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) April 5, 2017

“In this case now, we have very limited options and look, it’s [...]

US takes Assad off the hook

Amid the awful, bloody mess into which the Syrian civil war has descended, one central fact needs to be remembered:
More than 94 percent of the more than 200,000 civilians who have died in the conflict have been killed by the forces of President Bashar al-Assad and his allies.
It is to the lasting shame of Barack [...]

“Sometimes it’s the reverse”?

Since it’s still unclear who is behind it, I’ve held off posting about the recent spate of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia, and the bomb threats aimed at Jewish community centers across the US, and President Trump’s less-than-satisfactory response, but WTF?
BREAKING: PA Attorney General: Trump told us "sometimes it's the reverse," [...]

Guess who?

Which naive bleeding-heart liberal said that “Muslims who commit terrorist acts are perverting their religion,” and that the label “radical Islamic terrorism” was not helpful because terrorists are “un-Islamic”?
You guessed it. It was Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, President Trump’s recently-appointed national security adviser.
Whether or not you agree with McMaster, it’s good to have someone [...]

Shepard Smith calls out Trump

As he has in the past (here, here and here) Shepard Smith cuts a singular path at Fox News:

Even though President Trump didn’t mention Fox in his latest unhinged tweet, I suppose it’s fair to call Smith an honorary “enemy of the American people.”
The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not [...]

Trump meets Netanyahu, says interesting things

As the his administration sinks further into confusion and scandal of its own making (or is it all going according to plan?), President Trump met with Bibi Netanyahu at the White House and held a joint press conference at which the president answered a question about antisemitism in the US by talking about his Electoral [...]

The long, strange trip of Stephen Miller

The problem with being raised in a liberal family in a liberal city (“the People’s Republic of Santa Monica”) and attending a liberal high school is that when you systematically rebel against everyone and everything you perceive as “liberal,” good or bad, you may end up as an adviser to President Donald Trump, defending his [...]

Flynn out

The real question isn’t why Michael Flynn was forced out as Donald Trump’s national security adviser (that’s obvious enough), but why someone like him was appointed in the first place.
It’s not like his close ties to the Putin regime and strange behavior were a secret.
The Washington Post reported last August:
Like Trump, Flynn has advocated forging [...]