If you could interview Donald Trump, what would you ask him?

  It’s the American in me, not the lifelong journalist, that makes me fervently wish for an opportunity to ask a few questions of President Trump. I would even be willing to solemnly vow that I would never publicly disclose his responses — not that such a shameless man likely would care. It would take more effort than I’ve yet given the matter to decide the order of the questions I would pose to the president, but I can list here a few of the subjects I would cover. One of the issues sure to arise would be Trump’s...

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Trump is doomed

  All through the nearly seven months that Donald Trump has served as president of the United States, I’ve been predicting that he won’t likely remain in office for the full four years to which he was elected. My sense of the matter has been colored, of course, by my distaste for the nonsense The Donald has been peddling all along to America’s boobosie. And now he’s finally gone too far, thereby sealing his political doom. Trump’s lame effort  to draw a false equivalence between the blatant racists who...

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How low can Trump’s poll numbers go?

  At this writing, it’s still too early to assess the political damage incurred by Donald Trump’s presidency in the wake of the goings-on the other day in Charlottesville, VA. But a good guess, it seems to me, is that The Donald has not benefited from the situation. Major polling organizations will soon announce the results of surveys conducted entirely on Sunday or Monday. That timing will measure how public sentiment has been affected by intense media coverage of the troubles in Charlottesville and the president’s...

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Now’s the time for a global apology tour

  Five and six years ago, Republican efforts to deny Democrat Barack Obama a second term as president focused for a while on the popular but patently bogus right-wing claim that Obama had gone “around the world and apologized for America.” The website PolitiFact gave the preposterous contention its dreaded PANTS-ON-FIRE rating when Mitt Romney, the GOP’s presidential nominee, peddled the apology nonsense: On the substance of Romney’s charge, we believe that what we wrote in March 2010 still stands. While Obama’s...

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Has Trump completely gone around the bend?

  Notice, please, that I’m tempering my rhetoric at least a little in this piece, lest I’m accused of advocating a violent overthrow of Donald Trump’s administration. I’m not recommending any such thing. I am, however, suggesting that the people in charge of things if and when the president goes completely nutty face up to the problem confronting us. They should give some serious thought to throwing a net over the president, proverbially  speaking. We now have a new Exhibit A in the case for officially declaring...

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