Favorite Books of Recent Presidents, Including Trump

A president's or candidate's reading list does reveal something about his leadership style, and way of thinking about the world. Donald Trump's list of favorite books makes his mind seem almost as shallow as his public persona. Aside from the books by him or about him, hack jobs against Obama or the Clintons, schemes on... Continue Reading →

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10 Conditions That Led the GOP to Nominate Trump

What were the conditions in the Republican Party before Trump that led the party to consider nominating him? Ten reasons: George W. Bush's venture into Iraq on false pretenses, the bad intelligence that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, and the disaster that followed. This led to a loss of faith in neo-conservativism and... Continue Reading →

Time to Repudiate ‘Dear Leader’

Trump's election may be seen as better in the long run for our country than Clinton's if we survive his presidency. He has ignited or strengthened grassroots movements to reduce gun violence, to reduce discrimination, harassment and abuse of women ("me too") and minorities suffering from police brutality. We have seen the end of the moves... Continue Reading →

Cracks in the Wall of Trumpism

Two-thirds of Americans in a Fox News poll say the Mueller investigation should continue; 64 percent think Mueller is treating Trump fairly; 56 percent think it's likely he'll find criminal or impeachable offenses by Trump, and 71 percent think Trump will try to fire Mueller before he's done. Former CIA Director John Brennan says Russia... Continue Reading →

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