Dear President Trump, I wasn’t able to find the image Seung Min Kim referenced in her WP article this morning (“He also tweeted a clip featuring a mock magazine cover with signs showing him staying in office far beyond the two terms permitted by the Constitution”), but I tried everything short of joining Twitter. I’ve … Continue reading What will make a difference?
Dear President Trump, Sometimes when I’m contending with the combination of anger, sadness, and helplessness I resort to being snide and I’m afraid that’s what happened in yesterday’s letter. I’m certainly not going to apologize to you, but it’s not a posture or way of being that I’m proud of or want to indulge in … Continue reading A toxic stew of anger, sadness, and helplessness
Dear President Trump, All day I’ve been asking myself if I can really stand by my position that the biggest, most consequential question of our lifetimes is whether the Democrats will step up and stop waffling on impeachment. It’s a bold claim since it spans the lifetimes of the youngest newborn baby and that of … Continue reading Whether the Democrats step up is now the most pressing question
Dear President Trump, Warning – this is a long letter on a hard topic. Last night on the way home I heard a piece on NPR about flood forecasting and how poorly people understand the phrase “100-year flood.” Most of us think if we live in a 100-year flood zone and we were flooded last … Continue reading A long letter on a hard topic
Dear President Trump, I asked you six days ago where Mitch M was keeping himself since there’d been nary a peep from him for so long. Then, on Tuesday he burst back onto the scene with a well-rehearsed “case closed” proclamation regarding the Russia investigation. Who helped him come up with the clever quip about … Continue reading His royal Majority Leader-ness is a bad actor
Dear President Trump, Even though I can’t find an updated number this morning and I’m sure there are more by now, did you see the news (as of last night) that more than 560 Republican and Democratic former federal prosecutors have signed a letter stating they believe there’s ample evidence in the Mueller report to … Continue reading Unencumbered and willing to speak truth to power
Dear President Trump, I’ve started this letter over four times now. It hardly ever happens to me that I can’t get a toehold with a letter, but today I’m really struggling. I’m quite certain it’s because I keep thinking about how white Northeast Seattle is and the fact that I live here and am not … Continue reading Forging a path between all and nothing
Dear President Trump, A friend of mine who served in Viet Nam came up with a great play on “Mr. Big Stuff” that also fits you terrifically – maybe even better – “Mr. Bone Spurs.” You might have to reread yesterday’s letter to get it, but I think both versions of Mr. BS nicely conjure … Continue reading How is it Trump knows no one will testify?
Dear President Trump, Well, the universe didn’t go all out for me today on my birthday since you’re still in office, but the release of the fairly lightly redacted Mueller report was a nice early B-day present yesterday. Yes, I get that you weren’t indicted, but the report isn’t exactly a content-less snoozer – even … Continue reading No plot redirection in sight
Dear President Trump, How is it trying to breathe with a bunch of GOP senators sitting on you, taking turns clamping their hands over your mouth? Are they being careful not to “accidentally” cover your mouth and nose at the same time? They certainly have had to work extra hard to keep you from lurching … Continue reading The GOP is hedging its bets