Why Are the Media (and Trump) Ignoring the 500,000 American Casualties of Russia’s Cyberattack?!

For days, the media has rightfully focused on Donald Trump’s cowardly refusal to vocally denounce the Russian military attack upon our nation’s 2016 election.  But lost in all of this is the media failing to cover the approximately 500,000 American citizens who are, in essence, casualties of this Russian military operation. If you’re asking “what 500,000 American casualties are we talking about?” you’re not alone. The media coverage surrounding Robert Mueller’s 29-page indictment released Friday all but ignored it. Some media outlets did touch on the subject, but we didn’t see headlines or much discussion on cable news.  In their defense, when the indictment was released on Friday, Trump was visiting the UK and busily undermining our relationship with Great Britain, so that became the media’s priority. In any event, I urge you to read just two pages of the Mueller’s very detailed indictment and not get Continue reading "Why Are the Media (and Trump) Ignoring the 500,000 American Casualties of Russia’s Cyberattack?!"

Hey Bill Maher: This Liberal Also Slammed Your Rooting For a Recession

Friday night on his HBO show, Bill Maher doubled down on his recent rooting for a recession because he believes that an economic downturn will hurt Donald Trump politically. The segment began with Maher featuring three headlines from publications that had slammed him for his pro-recession comments, including the one I wrote for CNN titled, “Bill Maher is wrong to root for a recession.” Maher then declared: “Anyone who went apesh*t the last two weeks because I said going through a recession would be worth it if it meant undermining Trump’s popularity has to enroll in college and take a course in perspective.” Well here’s a “new rule” for Maher: Read a history book for God’s sake because you’re rooting for the very thing that could result in Trump becoming the authoritarian ruler that we both desperately want to prevent! Maher made it seem in the segment Continue reading "Hey Bill Maher: This Liberal Also Slammed Your Rooting For a Recession"

Trump’s Policy Emboldened Lewandowski’s Cruelty — And Voters Will Not Forget

No one should be shocked that full-time Donald Trump defender Corey Lewandowski, while on Fox News Tuesday night, mocked a ten year-old disabled migrant girl who had been separated from her parents by Trump’s horrific immigration policy. After all, Lewandowski’s beloved Trump cruelly mocked a reporter during the 2016 presidential campaign for daring to contradict him. And it’s no surprise that Lewandowski has refused to apologize for ridiculing that disabled child given that Trump not only wouldn’t apologize for mocking the disabled reporter, but Trump tried to tell us to ignore our eyes and ears and believe him that he wasn’t doing that. This is all Trump. And while Trump may soon sign an executive order ending his immoral family separation, this vile policy and the horrific comments Trump has emboldened his supporters to make in defense of it will be remembered for a long time. Beyond Lewandowski, there Continue reading "Trump’s Policy Emboldened Lewandowski’s Cruelty — And Voters Will Not Forget"

Trump’s Groveling to the Leader of North Korea is Pathetic

The right once attacked President Obama for “bowing” to the king of Saudi Arabia. Well, when it comes to the North Korean leader, President Donald Trump is doing much more than bowing. I haven’t read Trump’s Art of the Deal, but apparently lesson one is grovel to the person you are trying to make a deal with to the point they embarrass you on the world stage. At least that is what Trump, the so called “dealmaker,” is doing with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Trump’s sweaty desperation for the June 12 summit with Kim to go forward is now on full display after North Korea on Wednesday threatened to pull of the scheduled high level talks. That’s why on Thursday Trump publicly undercut his own National Security Advisor John Bolton, rejecting his call to follow the “Libyan model” where the late Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi gave up Continue reading "Trump’s Groveling to the Leader of North Korea is Pathetic"

Trump’s Going All Out to Silence Stormy Daniels Because He Knows if You Believe Her Claim, You’ll Believe Them All

The way President Donald Trump apparently celebrates today’s International Women’s Day is by trying to bully and silence a woman. That woman is former adult film star Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, and who alleges she had an affair with Trump. Or maybe the efforts by Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen to “intimidate” Clifford and “shut her up,” as Clifford’s lawyer put it, was just the way Team Trump commemorates Women’s History month. In any event, the desperation and panic we are sensing from Trump world over Clifford wanting to openly tell her story about having her affair with Trump is because they get the nightmare scenario that could unleash. What is it you ask? Simple, if Americans believe Clifford, it’s likely that more will then believe the other 18 women who have bravely come forward to share how they were subjected Continue reading "Trump’s Going All Out to Silence Stormy Daniels Because He Knows if You Believe Her Claim, You’ll Believe Them All"

The NRA Just Became The Enemy of a Generation of Younger Americans

The big loser in CNN’s Wednesday night Town Hall to address the horrific shooting last week in Parkland, Florida was the NRA — by far. The NRA not only potentially lost a generation of young people as potential members but from the sound of the audience at the Town Hall last night, it’s fair to say that many view the NRA as the enemy. And they should. The NRA and the politicians they’ve bankrolled value easy access to guns over their lives. And the audience last night filled with younger people — many of whom just last week were dodging bullets from an AR-15, a weapon the NRA fought to legalize after it was banned from 1993 to 2003 as part of the federal assault weapons ban — got that. These high school students may be teenagers, but they know the deal. They fully understand the power of the NRA Continue reading "The NRA Just Became The Enemy of a Generation of Younger Americans"

Trumpers Outraged by Robert De Niro — But Cheered When Ted Nugent Did Worse

There’s so much outrage in Trump-dom today! (What else is new?!) What minor affront set off these snowflakes this time? Well, they learned that Robert De Niro had dared to use curse words to criticize their beloved President Donald Trump. While no video has been released yet of last night’s tirade, the two-time Oscar winning took to the dais at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala and allegedly unleashed a profanity laced critique of Trump — and, of course, that was too much for the delicate sensibilities of Trumpers. So what did De Niro say? Well the iconic actor declared, “This fucking idiot is the president. It’s The Emperor’s New Clothes – the guy is a fucking fool.” But De Niro was not done. He continued, “Our government today, with the propping of the baby-in-chief ― the jerkoff-in-chief, I call him ― has put the press Continue reading "Trumpers Outraged by Robert De Niro — But Cheered When Ted Nugent Did Worse"