When my father proposed to my mother, he did so on one knee. The Knighthood ceremony requires the candidate to take one knee before the Queen. When we bend down to speak to a small child, we often do so on one knee. I don’t know why Donald Trump hates one knee so much, but for the simple fact it challenges him— everything he is and ever wanted to become.
Recap of articles from June 17 to October 21, 2017
- The Ugly “Truth” behind Niger, Chad, and Donald J. Trump October 21, 2017
- Opinion | Demolition Man: the Smash-Up Derby of Trump’s presidency October 20, 2017
- Opinion | Where is Heather Heyer? October 8, 2017
- Opinion | War, Distraction, and a Dying Administration August 23, 2017
- Opinion | Trump’s Populist Agenda Alive and Well in Charlottesville August 16, 2017
- “The lights on at the White House, but President Alone and in the Dark” August 4, 2017
- Opinion |Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Wouldn’t Last a New York Minute in Toronto (Or Any Other Place in Canada) July 29, 2017
- Trump’s Greatest Failure…is not Healthcare July 26, 2017
- Would You Like a Side of Collusion with Your Nothing Burger? July 19, 2017
- Trump’s “Mad Dog” Antics Earn Him Timeout in the Pound or the Lady Vanishes July 2, 2017
- Why Now? July 1, 2017
- The Day Americans Became My New Best Friend aka The Article I Loathed to Write July 1, 2017
- Planet of the Tapes June 30, 2017
- The True Meaning of Covfefe (Figured Out) June 30, 2017
- Lack of Bankruptcy Clause Leads to No Way Out for President June 17, 2017
The last week has held America’s emotions hostage. Outrage. Shock. Awe. The more we learn about the Niger incident are the more questions we have. Like a hydra, we chop off one bureaucratic head, only for two more to grow in its place. We look for leadership, moral or otherwise, and it’s not to be found. Trump obfuscates his responsibility as Americans and the families of four fallen soldiers are left to piece together the remains of the in Niger incident.
October 16, 2017 Press Conference
During President Trump’s Rose Garden press conference, he refused to answer the question about Niger and instead segued to whether or not past presidents contacted the family members of fallen Continue reading “The Ugly “Truth” behind Niger, Chad, and Donald J. Trump”
On Monday afternoon the president tweeted, “A great day at the White House!”, the social media equivalent of whistling in the dark. “I’m not afraid” it seemed to say. But the jig is up, Trump is scared. After Friday’s most recent failure to repeal and replace Obamacare, and with Trump’s own Republican member John McCain delivering its death blow, it should have been a quiet weekend, perhaps one of reflection for the president, or for any president.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders has warned us that when the president gets attacked, Continue reading ““The lights on at the White House, but President Alone and in the Dark””
I knew there were no tapes. Most people knew, but we played along. It was a news byte, tension, suspense, intrigue, all the hallmarks of a good television show or film. Wait! Trump is now president, this isn’t either of those. Then why the charade? What may be good marketing in private industry is unconscionable form for the president of the United States. Continue reading “Planet of the Tapes”
Covfefe. Yes, I said it, blurting it out for the world to hear as the pot of my homemade spaghetti sauce hit the floor, the cupboards, my shoes and suit, avoiding the kitchen apron I wore. My dinner guest stood at the doorway, her mouth covered, laughing. Yes, the perfect evening was ruined. Covfefe.
But why covfefe? Because as a writer this latest addition to the vernacular has dogged, plagued and riddled my life with an unanswerable question ever since Trump’s notorious midnight tweet of May 31 reading: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.” Then nothing. That morning, the original tweet deleted, the president followed up: “Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’??? Enjoy!” Continue reading “The True Meaning of Covfefe (Figured Out)”
The walls are closing in. To the once real estate mogul turned world leader it must feel akin to sharks circling for a hostile takeover, but in reality they are the walls of President Trump’s own engineering, perhaps the only ones he will ever be able to build.
The rumors abound—the president is snapping at people, bodies are falling left and right. Next he’ll be speaking to portraits of the great leaders that line the White House corridors and, whether or not they speak back, Trump will refuse to listen.
In a knee-jerk effort to explain the absolute catastrophe of Trump’s administration supporters point out that Trump is new, “Give him a chance” they chant. But Trump’s behavior is not one of inexperience, but Continue reading “Lack of Bankruptcy Clause Leads to No Way Out for President”