Dear President Trump, Hey, I owe you something of an apology. Laura pointed out last night that you aren’t a “would-be demagogue” but rather a very real one. I had the meaning of demagogue confused with words like despot, autocrat, and dictator and didn’t want to suggest that you are in complete control and thus … Continue reading What’s up with Pence?
Dear President Trump, Maybe you’ve never had such a nightmare, but you’ve probably heard people talk about it when they’ve dreamed they’re sitting in a class and the teacher says it’s time to take the test and the dreamer had no idea there was a test and wakes up in a panic. It’s a pretty … Continue reading How low will they go?
Dear President Trump, So I seriously took one for the team this evening – I made myself watch the Fox & Friends exchange between Brian Kilmeade and House Representative Liz Cheney. The uncharacteristic choice to subject myself to F&F came about because this morning I read a short HP article about her claim that the … Continue reading In a twisted sort of way, Liz Cheney got it right
Dear President Trump, We’ve been in it for what feels like nearly an eternity at this point, but I still remember times when it was possible to focus on just one or two big current events at a time or on a small handful of political issues that were at the forefront. Do you remember … Continue reading A light-shiner, a true beacon
Dear President Trump, Just now I was reading Michael Gerhardt’s (WP) editorial laying out the absurdity of your claims that the impeachment inquiry is illegitimate. His argument boils down to the simple idea that you are insisting you should be treated as an untouchable King who gets to do whatever he wants for as long … Continue reading Cranes and cranes
Dear President Trump, The WP Editorial Board took the position this evening that if the GOP doesn’t step up and DO SOMETHING to signal that they aren’t ok with this latest episode of Trumpian treachery that they too will fail to fulfill their Constitutional duties. I guffawed and then swore out loud. Have they been … Continue reading Enabling GOP slackers and a tiny travelogue
Dear President Trump, I suppose it really was necessary for Adam Schiff to specifically say that any foot-dragging, stalling, misdirecting, or protracted bullshitting (I’m just rounding things out here) will be considered further evidence of obstruction and will be impeachable in its own right. It seems absurd that you all have to be told this … Continue reading Obstruction and an Article 25 backstop, please
Dear President Trump, If you want to send your BFF, Vladimir, an early birthday present (he turns 67 on October 7th), you could simply forward him the HP Highline piece by Samanth Subramanian (complete with awesome illustrations by Zach Meyer) entitled “What if the World Treated the U.S. Like a Rogue State?” You might want … Continue reading Sadly, a Happy Birthday for Vladimir
Dear President Trump, In his WP PostEverything piece this morning Daniel Drezner makes a compelling argument that not only would impeachment hearings that are fully embraced by House leadership be totally righteous, but they would also distract the crap out of you and could prevent you from doing as much damage during the rest of … Continue reading Impeachment is not for cowards
Dear President Trump, I’ve already cried twice this morning. And have been outraged once. The morning is still young and it’s the anniversary of such an awful and impactful morning 18 years ago that there’ll probably be quite a few more strong emotions before it’s over. To get it out of the way, I’m going … Continue reading Tears and outrage, outrage and tears