My face has yet to get accustomed to wincing umpteen times a day at what both sides are doing these days. Not having been on the line during Saturday’s phone call between President Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, it’s hard to know exactly what happened, but it certainly appears that our newly minted president was something less than respectful...
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Over this past weekend, a number of people noted that while it took President Reagan 727 days to have a majority in the polls disapproving of his job in office, President George H.W. Bush 1,336 days, President Clinton 573 days, President George W. Bush 1,205 days, and President Obama 936 days, it took President Trump just eight days to get there. That fit well into a...
We need to get used to the next four years being the political equivalent of Space Mountain, the great Disneyland roller coaster ride. Careening one way, then the other, plummeting downward or soaring up, all in the dark so you never know what will happen yet, it’s an experience that is both exhilarating and disorienting. The key difference is that it only lasts...
Basic physics was not the high point in my academic career, but I did learn enough to remember Newton’s third law of motion, that for every action or force there is a reaction that is equal in size, but in the opposite direction. Republican candidate Donald Trump’s gigantic campaign rallies have now given way to enormous demonstrations against President Trump,...
On Friday, Donald J. Trump takes the oath of office and becomes president. A year ago, the vast majority of Americans—average voters, political aficionados, and pundits—thought this was virtually impossible. Deep down I suspect Trump is surprised as well. Forty-four men have previously taken the oath of office and assumed the awesome responsibilities of the job,...
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The two-thirds of Republicans in the House who have never served when the GOP held majorities in the House and Senate alongside a GOP president can be forgiven for not remembering the last time they were similarly situated. It was 2006, and they lost 30 seats in the House. When Democrats were last in that situation, it was 2010 and they lost 63 House seats. When one party...Read more »
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