Donald Trump lives in Washington, DC., but it’s not his town. His Party will meet there this week, but the town belongs to Muriel Bowser, the Mayor of the District of Columbia. She left her calling card on Black Lives Matter Plaza right on Trump’s Front Door. Take a look. This is what Trump sees
TRUMP’S CONVENTION AND THE WAR SOLUTION
NETANYAHU: AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN
Each time it’s pretty much the same. We’re an ancient people; we’re always threatened; Iran is bad; the US should attack them; never again. Is the Prime Minister totally unaware of the universal truism: familiarity breeds contempt? Sometimes a new wrinkle finds its way into a Netanyahu speech. At his first address to a Joint
NETANYAHU AND BOEHNER: THE UNCTUOUS MANIPULATOR AND THE USEFUL IDIOT
These two were made for each other. Yiddish describes them best. Netanyahu is a schnorrer, the perpetually uninvited guest that always wants more. Boehner is a schnook, the not-so-bright dupe. Skulking around in the shadows for six weeks, Boehner and Netanyahu hit upon a scheme to benefit each other individually and undermine American foreign policy.
ISRAEL: IT'S GETTING UGLY
On June 12, 2014, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the occupied territories about 40 miles from Gaza. They were found dead on June 30. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's immediate response: “Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay.” His evidence: None. Netanyahu's right-wing coalition partners want dead Palestinian bodies, and a lot of
HAS ANYONE SEEN BARACK OBAMA?
Yes, I know he's out there at fundraisers and rallies, clinging to Big Bird for dear life. I guess he has to do something. Polls show a tightening race. My gut tells me it's in danger of falling apart. David Axelrod, Obama's longtime aid and campaign guru, has said that a Presidential campaign is an
SHELDON, BIBI, MITT, AND BARACK
Everybody knows Bibi, Mitt, and Barack. Sheldon Adelson could use some introduction. Sheldon was born poor in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1933. He is now the 8th richest person in the United States. He is a potent force in right-wing Israeli politics through his financial support of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and his ownership of the
CHECK YOUR ANGER SCORE
In today's first post, I wrote about how hate and anger are greater motivators in politics than love. In view of that fact (let's suppose it is a fact), I thought it might be interesting to measure my own anger level and invite you to do likewise. Below is a list of eighteen names. On
BEAR HUG OR BIG LIE
Before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went into a three-hour meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday, they exchanged pleasantries in front of the press. Both parties had an interest in achieving a thaw in the personal chill that has characterized their earlier meetings. It would be good politics for both of them. Netanyahu sought