Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

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. …

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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. …

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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. …

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Alarmist Blowhard Tweets


(The Intercept) – Robert Mackey:

Every day, a new low. As Britons turned to social networks to try to get credible information about an unfolding terrorist attack in central London on Saturday night, the President of the United States enraged many by injecting himself into the conversation, and trying to turn the wave of anxiety and fear to his political advantage. …

theintercept 2017/06/04 president-awful

J.K. Rowling‏: It's called 'leadership', Donald. The terrorists were dead 8 minutes after police got the call. If we need an alarmist blowhard, we'll call.

Trump Calling Earth a “Loser”


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

In a dramatic announcement from the White House Rose Garden on Thursday, Donald J. Trump pronounced the planet Earth a “loser” and vowed to make a better deal with a new planet. …

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Donald Trump mouthing off

4-Year-Olds Don’t Act Like Trump


(NYTimes Opinion) – Alison Gopnik:

The analogy is pervasive among his critics: Donald Trump is like a child. Making him the president was like making a 4-year-old the leader of the free world.

But the analogy is profoundly wrong, and it’s unfair to children. The scientific developmental research of the past 30 years shows that Mr. Trump is utterly unlike a 4-year-old. …

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Donald Trump at the White House Easter egg roll 2017

Led by a Child


(NYTimes Opinion) – David Brooks:

We’ve got this perverse situation in which the vast analytic powers of the entire world are being spent trying to understand a guy whose thoughts are often just six fireflies beeping randomly in a jar.

“We badly want to understand Trump, to grasp him,” David Roberts writes in Vox. “It might give us some sense of control, or at least an ability to predict what he will do next. But what if there’s nothing to understand? What if there is no there there?” …

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Donald Trump childish

A Double Dose of Lawlessness


(Atlantic Politics) – Garrett Epps:

The picture of the early days of the Trump administration is of a tiny, toxic cabal, fundamentally dismissive of constitutional or legal constraint. Congressional security statutes, the established procedures of the executive branch, the legal responsibilities of cabinet secretaries, the legal duties of military and intelligence officials, were cobwebs to be brushed aside.

It’s not that, to the White House, law didn’t matter.

It’s that it didn’t exist.

The same is true with the Flynn matter. …

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Sally Yates

Trump’s Healthcare Abomination


(The Independent::Voices) – Paul Waldman:

It is no exaggeration to say that if it were to become law, this bill would kill significant numbers of Americans. People who lose their Medicaid, don’t go to the doctor, and wind up finding out too late that they’re sick. People whose serious conditions put them up against lifetime limits or render them unable to afford what’s on offer in the high-risk pools, and are suddenly unable to get treatment. …

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