Dear President Trump, Are you breathing a sigh of relief tonight? Seems like, for now, you dodged a bullet with Mueller’s team having said: “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the special counsel’s office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony are not accurate.” The Justice Department … Continue reading What is Mueller up to?
Dear President Trump, Is Rudy G actually on your payroll? And if so, whose idea was it to hire him? Are you keeping him on the team? It’s hard to imagine he could do any more damage if you were to send him packing. Even though he’s trying to dig himself out of the ditch … Continue reading What is Rudy up to (and does he even know)?
Dear President Trump, I’m afraid Ted Koppel is right (WP op ed) that many of us are addicted to you and the drama you ignite on a near-hourly basis and that we aren’t going to simply ignore you when you finally leave office. He warns that for many, you’ll be the martyred ex-leader who righteously … Continue reading Would be happy to go cold turkey….
Dear President Trump, I heard your interview on Fox tonight. When the anchor asked if you had ever worked for Russia you pulled out the righteous indignation and threw a few smoke bombs, but you never denied it. I listened to that exchange right after reading the WP article about how you confiscated your interpreter’s … Continue reading Smoking gun(s)
Dear President Trump, On the evening dog walk I noticed a bedraggled Shasta daisy at the edge of a neglected yard. The daisy is clearly left over from last summer; it’s missing a bunch of petals and looks pretty cock-eyed. But – it’s still standing and that’s both kind of awesome and kind of disturbing. … Continue reading A deadly dangerous shiny object
Dear President Trump, I ended up listening to the first two minutes of your Oval Office charade yesterday evening, but unlike Stephen Colbert’s prediction that I’d want to hurt myself, I just wanted to hurt you (which, of course I would never do – just for the record – no matter how much I want … Continue reading “Fool on the hill….”
Dear President Trump, Does anyone in the front office at Fox News owe you a big favor? Because if so, you probably want to cash it in pretty quickly and have Chris Wallace removed. I don’t think you can afford to have a Fox News anchor seriously pushing back on your press secretary on the … Continue reading Fox News and independent thought
Dear President Trump, Yesterday someone I was talking with dropped “well, tomorrow Nancy is coming” into the conversation and as she visibly relaxed, I felt my body tension dip too. Nancy is coming. Today. I know we can’t pin too much hope or put too much pressure on any one person, but OMG am I … Continue reading Nancy has arrived 🙂
Dear President Trump, You know how news sites periodically flash a bright red banner with “Breaking News:…..” emblazoned across it? Well, lately I’ve been thinking about how the phrase speaks to both the idea of some new, presumably important, piece of information breaking through the background noise and also to the idea that whatever the … Continue reading “Breaking News:……”
Dear President Trump, There was a sobering analysis in the WP today by Musa al-Gharbi, a Fellow in the Sociology Department at Columbia. He argues persuasively that the Democrats’ gains in the House on Tuesday are not really anything special – the number of seats that flipped from Republican to Democrat is what one would … Continue reading More reckoning needed all around