So ends the 9th Week of the Trump presidency. A LOT has happened since last Friday. Here is the rundown. His 9th week began last Friday with the release of Trump’s budget and the visit from Germany’s Chancellor Merkel. There were a few minor international incidents that the White House caused during the Merkel visit. Michael […]Read more "Week 9: March 17-23"
Week 8 began with more fallout from Trump’s wire-tapping cliams: McCain called on Trump to retract the claim. Sean Spicer tried to convince everyone that Trump did not actually mean wiretapping literally. And the Justice Department requested more time from the congressional investigations to prove that wiretapping actually occurred. This resulted in: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin […]Read more "Week 8: March 10-16"
It is becoming an article of faith among the progressive left that the struggling working class, the poor, and people from declining rural communities would vote for progressive left politicians if only they were told (or permitted to hear) about all the ways progressive policies would benefit their lives. This is why MSNBC host Chris […]Read more "Bernie Sanders in West Virginia"
With CBS’s new Trek series, Star Trek is about to be updated to suit modern TV tastes and expectations. This bodes will for its success, but long-time fans need to prepare ourselves for just how different it will be. To be sure, a lot will feel familiar: the costumes, the sets, the props, the dialogue. […]Read more "Star Trek Discovery will be a Different Kind of Trek than we are used to, Part I"
Week 7 began with Trump tweeting an unprecedented and unfounded accusation against his predecessor: that Obama wire tapped Trump Tower during the campaign. Here is how the Washington Post and the New York Times covered the story the day of the tweets. The accusation motivated FBI Director Comey to ask the DOJ to refute the […]Read more "Week 7: March 3-9"
This week was a good week to have read some newspapers. Here’s what happened: Week 6 began with commentary on the similarity of worldview in Stephen Bannon and Trump’s CPAC addresses; and more White House’s attacks on journalists and intelligence community leakers. Promoting his book of portraits, George W. Bush leveled some criticism a Trump’s bashing of […]Read more "Week 6: February 24-March 2"