Despite dragging on for more than five hours, Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian “active measures” to influence the 2016 presidential election produced less than two minutes of real news, and all in the first hour.
Even so, it was a veritable feast for opponents of President Donald Trump and enough to fuel an entire news cycle. And it was more than most in the media expected, given that the two key witnesses, FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers, weren’t likely to reveal Continue reading Fifty Ways To Say ‘No Comment’
[UPDATE 3/21: Provides YouTube link for gavel-to-gavel video.]
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) on Monday, March 20, is holding an open hearing on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Key witnesses include FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers.
Ironically, it was Comey who initially was accused of interfering in the election. Hillary Clinton and many of her supporters blamed him for causing her to lose to Donald Trump through last-minute Continue reading Watch live: Hearing on Russian ‘Hacking’ of U.S. Election
Donald Trump’s first order of business in the Oval Office wasn’t replacing Obamacare, but replacing Obama’s muted red drapes with over-the-top gold curtains. It was red meat for Trump’s detractors, who derided the new décor as tacky, garish, “dictator chic” – not to mention his disrespect for the Obamas, who hadn’t even left Washington yet. It was terribly funny, but not for the reason you might think. Hiding behind those curtains is a story. Continue reading Oh, Dem Golden Curtains…
In an article for The Baffler, writer Jessa Crispin begins with the story of Victoria Woodhull, who in 1872 was the first woman to run for president of the United States. Not only was Woodhull a former prostitute, but she ran with a black vice president and talked to spirits of the dead. [“Madam Prescient,” Issue #32, September 2016] Continue reading Was it Astrology, or Does Hillary Have a ‘Sixth Sense?’
As Donald Trump was walking to the podium to give his victory speech, it looked to me like he was about to cry.
Perhaps it was simply fatigue. After all, it was 3 a.m. and the end of a grueling campaign that would have exhausted anyone, let alone a 70-year-old man. Even so, with the ultimate spotlight upon him, you would think a Rising Leo would be beaming ear to ear. Continue reading America to Trump: You’re Hired
Sanders wins Nevada in state caucus, New York Times runs post-mortem on his campaign; Kasich says brokered GOP convention would be cool; the Panama Papers: Who will investigate the investigators? Continue reading Links & Commentary 4/4/2016
Only Hillary can beat the fascist, Nazi, socialist, commies running for president. Got it? Sanders meets with tribal leaders in Seattle, spurns AIPAC; the “gig economy” sounds new but it’s the same ol’… Continue reading Links & Commentary 3/21
Romney backs but doesn’t endorse Cruz; profile of a Hillary voter (sort of); NYT’s ridiculous excuse for stealth editing; the improbable event that will alter the course of the election; the incomparable Ray Merriman . . . Continue reading Links & Commentary Weekend 3/19-20