Dear President Trump, I think you were telling the truth, for once, when you said “So all I can do is say, ‘Did you?’ and ‘Don’t do it again.’” I believe it’s true that this is all you can do to confront Vladimir Monday if you want to wake up Tuesday or if you want … Continue reading Vladimir is also using serious sticks
Dear President Trump, Just a few more days before you get to relax and stop manufacturing stupid things to lash out at our allies over. Counting today, you’ve only got four more days before you get to have your tete a tete with Vladimir. Are there protocols in place to protect the interpreters from poison … Continue reading Strategic social opprobrium
Dear President Trump, I jaywalked today when I took the dogs for their walk and a car was moving pretty fast so I needed to hustle across the street to get out of the way. It occurred to me that the driver might not slow down, might go ahead and hit us, and then might … Continue reading This is not about “the rule of law”
Dear President Trump, Along with brushing my teeth twice a day and writing to you once a day, saying a morning LKM prayer for you is another noncontingent activity I’ve faithfully hewed to all these long months since the election. I have no idea whether wishing you, my most difficult person, safety, happiness, health, and … Continue reading My most difficult person
Dear President Trump, Has the panic thoroughly set in yet? It was quite a twofer in the WP this morning between Trey Gowdy appearing on Fox News pushing back on your creative, if predictable, “Spygate” tweet-hoax and the revelation that over a million files from Cohen’s three phones are going to be released soon to … Continue reading Where in the world is Melania?
Dear President Trump, Dang, I just did it again – as I dutifully typed my polite salutation to you, my fingers got going too fast and I typed “Dear President Ru.” Juvenile Freudian slip, I guess. Have you been following what’s happening here in Seattle around the City Council’s proposal to build low income housing … Continue reading Go ahead, take your marbles someplace else
Dear President Trump, I think I see what Ryan is doing. Do you see it? Are you feeling nervous? I don’t have a crystal ball but we should know in the next day or two if I’m correct in thinking he’s announcing today that he’s not seeking re-election so he can go ahead and do … Continue reading Is Ryan growing a spine?
Dear President Trump, I read this morning that about 36% of university students in the US deal with food insecurity and close to that proportion cope with unstable housing. Given the secrecy and shame around not having enough and not appearing to be ok, the numbers are probably underestimating the real extent of these problems. … Continue reading It’s hard to study if you don’t have enough to eat
Dear President Trump, Even if I hadn’t been writing to you every day for 410 days, this would be a day I’d be writing to you to express my frustration, dismay, and concern over your decision to fire Secretary Shulkin and to install your White House doctor, Ronny Jackson, in his place as head of … Continue reading You poked the wrong bear this time
Dear President Trump, Although it has apparently already slipped below the “this is top news” section of the WP, there was a lengthy article this morning about the gun violence school walk out yesterday. Unfortunately it unhelpfully said “tens of thousands” took part, but given that kids from thousands of schools across the country participated, … Continue reading Morally bereft political calculus