Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

Donald Trump’s Impeachable Offense


(Atlantic Politics) – Conor Friedersdorf:

The commander in chief’s calls to abridge freedoms of speech and the press represent attacks on the Constitution he swore to protect and defend. …

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Constitution burning


Trump’s Mental Stability: The Worst Is Yet to Come


(The Intercept) – Mehdi Hasan:

In a new book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” a group of 27 psychiatrists and mental health experts warn that “anyone as mentally unstable as this man should not be entrusted with the life-and-death-powers of the presidency.” …

theintercept 2017/10/07 worst-is-yet-to-come

Bandy X. Lee e.a.: The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump - 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

A Question of Character


(FTB Pharyngula) – PZ Myers:

How can anyone be surprised? We’ve elected a callous narcissist. A psychopath. A corrupt and greedy monster. A sane and responsible republic would have gotten rid of him long ago, but we also have a corrupt and greedy Republican party in control of everything, and they do nothing. They’re also more concerned with blood getting on their marble floors than with human lives. …

pharyngula 2017/09/30 character

Donald Trump Tweets on Puerto Rico 2017-09-30

The Madness of King Donald


(FTB) – Mano Singham:

Matt Taibbi attended Donald Trump’s rally last month in Phoenix and said the occasion was one in which Trump’s descent into what looks like madness became quite marked.

Most of Taibbi’s article is spent exploring Trump’s increasingly bizarre behavior and speculating on whether it is sufficient to warrant his removal from office and if so, how that might happen. But in the middle he points out that Trump, for all his weirdness, is not a total outlier but is a reflection of America itself. I am going to quote from those passages at length because such a brutal self-examination of America is not something one sees very often. …

singham 2017/09/20 madness

Victor Juhasz on Donald Trump: cave insanus

Mueller Rents Giant Warehouse to Store Evidence Against Trump


(New Yorker::The Borowitz Report) – Andy Borowitz:

Robert Mueller is renting a massive warehouse facility in suburban Virginia to accommodate the approximately forty cubic tons of evidence against Donald Trump that the independent counsel’s investigation is generating on a daily basis.

“It’s like a city all its own,” one warehouse worker said. “There are people working in the Michael Flynn section who’ve never met the people working in the Paul Manafort section.” …

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“The President Speaks For Himself”


(NYTimes Opinion) – Editorial Board:

This is Donald Trump’s rule of law — a display of personal dominance disconnected from concerns about law and order, equality or the Constitution. That distorted understanding of justice is cleaving the nation between the majority who support the principles of American democracy and those who support only him. …

nytimes 2017/08/29 arpaio-pardon

Marta Monteiro: Trump v. Rule of Law

Arts & Humanities to Trump: Resign


(FTB Pharyngula) – PZ Myers:

It’s another mass resignation: the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities has just dumped Trump in an excellent “Dear Donald John” letter. …

pharyngula 2017/08/18 trump-resign

President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities to Trump: Resign

The Madman With Nuclear Weapons


(The Intercept) – Mehdi Hasan:

Most nonproliferation experts — as well as former President Jimmy Carter and a number of former Pentagon and State Department officials, both Republican and Democrat — agree that the brutal and murderous Kim, for all his bluster, is not irrational or suicidal, but bent on preserving his regime and preventing a U.S. attack. Nuclear weapons are a defensive, not an offensive, tool for the North Korean leadership — which, as Bill Clinton’s defense secretary William Perry observed on Fox News in April, may be “ruthless and … reckless” but “they are not crazy.”

Got that? Kim is bad, not mad.

The same cannot be said of The Donald. …

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Nuclear mushroom cloud



(Atlantic Culture) – Sophie Gilbert:

Howard Jacobson, whose new book is a fairy tale inspired by the 45th president, calls writers to arms. …

theatlantic 2017/05 pussy

Howard Jacobson: Pussy - A Novel

Alarmist Blowhard Lying Again


(The Intercept) – Robert Mackey:

Unconstrained by basic decency, or any sense of the political climate in Britain, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, made his own behavior a central issue in the final days of the British election campaign by once again attacking the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in the aftermath of a deadly terror attack on his city. …

theintercept 2017/06/05 trump-lying