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, The other day Laura told her brother and me how awhile back she tried to find out if anyone in their family had owned slaves (their family is from Tennessee). She described how even though she didn’t find any evidence that their family owned slaves there are too many holes in the … Continue reading Racist legacies
Dear President Trump, I was mistaken the other day – the video about “plogging” did have some low-key music to carry the litter plucking joggers along. I just thought it was silent because I had the sound on my laptop turned off. Want to know why? Probably not, but I’ll tell you anyway – I … Continue reading Seems like it’s about time to panic
Dear President Trump, We don’t hear from Robert Samuelson all that often, but he has an excellent opinion piece in the WP claiming that we’ve all lost the midterm elections. He correctly points out that the real looming issues we need to attend to, including the budget deficit, immigration, and global warming, were all pushed … Continue reading Nice work, Mr. President
Dear President Trump, This morning I planned out my run so I could go by the huge Buddha head a few blocks up on a side street. Now that it’s light so early it felt safe to go ahead and run on side streets. I got to see the big Buddha as planned, but then … Continue reading What’s on your mind?
Dear President Trump, I’m not sure I’d even want to be a fly on the wall in the Oval Office today since I doubt I’d make it out alive. Maybe if I held really still and hid somewhere, like in the drapes, I could listen in on your unraveling without being swatted at. That might … Continue reading Who knew we’d all become quasi-legal experts
Dear President Trump, The other day a friend who is reading my letters to you on my blog (yes, I did get it set up and if you want to check it out, the url is http://www.dailytrumpletters) commented about the bouncing variety of topics I cover over the course of a week. I told him … Continue reading Magpies of a different feather