Bad Laws

Many years back, I took an quiz (in the pre-Internet days) that gauged political sophistication. One of the quiz’s questions was whether I agreed with the statement “The law is the law.” As I recall, it seemed a bit stark and jarring in comparison to...

Shithole Side Show

Begin with the usual modern-media ablution: in denouncements of Donald Trump I yell “Amen!” as loudly as anyone. I believe it’s outrageous to call any country a “shithole.” My ancestors came from Germany (lookin’ at you Drumpf) and...

The King of Zing, Part 2

Going into the 2016 election, many of Trump’s fans touted him as a master negotiator, a successful businessman, and offered up similar accolades as to his talents and skills. Many of his detractors have since asked, not without merit, where that negotiating...

About Those Shitholes

Today’s installment of the Trump side show is the sturm-und-drang around his alleged description of Haiti and some African nations as “shitholes,” in regard to a proposal to offer special protections for immigrants from those countries. Trump...