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Archive for 'Trump'

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 [...]

I’m no national security expert…

… but this probably isn’t good.
In light of this, and out of worries about the White House’s ability to keep secrets, some of our spy agencies have begun withholding intelligence from the Oval Office. Why risk your most sensitive information if the president may ignore it anyway? A senior National Security Agency official explained that [...]

America First, Israel Second

From the Israeli satirical TV news show “Gav Ha’Umah.”

“Two Terms” Trump

“Two Terms” Trump is the slug line of a new blog that’s been popping up on some of my news feeds since I posted on the so-called “Muslim ban” last week, so I checked it out. It is quite entertaining. Their mission, apparently is:
A compendium of the Liberal and Leftwing stupidity, misjudgement and errors that will [...]

Is Trump “betraying” Israel too?

It may be couched in the gentlest possible terms, but the Trump administration’s statement that new or expanded settlements in the West Bank “may not be helpful” in achieving peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians is really no different from what the Obama administration and other administrations before that were saying in somewhat stronger [...]

Travel Ban Trumps

Obviously President Donald Trump’s much-publicised travel ban is unfairly broad and most likely ineffective, and even more likely a cynical attempt to play an easy hand to populism. That may go without saying. Even so, it is slightly odd, though not surprising, that the ban is being portrayed not as ‘halting travel from 7 named [...]

Leninist named to National Security Council

No, it’s not some sort of conservative fever dream about a Democratic administration. It’s not the wishful thinking of the Socialist Workers Party. It really happened.
[T]he defining moment for [Stephen K.] Bannon came Saturday night in the form of an executive order giving the rumpled right-wing agitator a full seat on the “principals committee” of [...]