“Progressives” turn to scare tactics against Trump

When you can’t argue the issues that got you dumped by Trump, then you go scare tactics. That's the progressive way

“Progressives” turn to scare tactics against TrumpAlthough Donald Trump has been inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, a vocal portion of his electorate has decided it will not be so. “Not my president” say the sociology sophomores at Brandeis. More than 65 Democrats in Congress sat out the ceremony. If you were among those optimists who thought that…

Obama’s dreams were built in quicksand

Obama's legacy will always be judged by the yawning chasm of unfulfilled expectations, one that allowed Donald Trump to ascend to the Presidency

Obama’s dreams were built in quicksandIt seems fitting that, as Barack Obama tried to put lipstick on his eight years as the U.S.’s first black president, Donald Trump was the one the U.S. media really wanted to talk about. If anyone had made the rude real-estate mogul into a president-elect, it was Obama himself. While Obama waxed eloquent in Chicago…

The press is losing touch with the real world – and its audience

The line between editorial and opinion has disappeared, carried away by crusaders who see reporting as a calling to advance causes, not facts

The press is losing touch with the real world – and its audienceThe new year has begun in much the same way 2016 expired: in a debate about news and fake news. The current cause célèbre is the CIA claim of Russian hacking to influence the U.S. election last fall. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says it’s all codswallop. Donald Trump says whatever comes into his head. At the crux of…

Michelle Obama’s lament and the end of ‘hope’

What she's really lamenting is the loss of the guilt card they’ve played in the media to get their way politically and socially since 2008

Michelle Obama’s lament and the end of ‘hope’It’s good to have hope for the holidays. It's harder to define what's meant by hope. There's the theological hope in the trinity of faith, hope and charity – associated with salvation resulting from the Christian grace of God. There's the very human hope of “I hope I get a puppy for Christmas.” Then there’s the…

Oh, the Joy of finding skeletons in Trump’s closet

American comedian, writer and actress Joy Behar is a one-woman PSA for a fascist under every bed

Oh, the Joy of finding skeletons in Trump’s closetGod bless Joy Behar. If it weren’t for the febrile panelist on The View, one might think we’d made significant strides in the treatment of clinical paranoia. Guess not. She’s a one-woman PSA for a fascist under every bed. Trump “needs to resign” before inauguration day, she fumed on a recent show. “Do we have…
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