Here’s a question that, back in the days when we had a president who cared about such quaint old traditions as manners, we never thought we would be asking ourselves: Should the White House decide whether we should be offended by something that the president has said?
That question came up Monday after President Donald Trump’s notoriously short attention span got the better of him.Read more
As we chatted about Sen. Al Franken’s embarrassing photo, a male friend acknowledged being unsettled by it.
“I wouldn’t want to be remembered forever,” he said, “for the worst 20 seconds of my life.”
Right. Who would? Yet that may well be the Minnesota Democratic senator and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member’s fate.Read more
Does Jeff Sessions know what’s going on in his own Justice Department?
When he was questioned in a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday about an FBI report on black extremists that has alarmed some lawmakers, he sounded disturbingly clueless.
Yet the 12-page report raises serious questions.Read more
A lot of people are surprised to see so many religiously conservative Alabamians still sticking with Roy Moore, despite the ugly allegations against him. I’m not. I’m old enough to remember George Wallace, a master of playing the victim as he upheld a system of Jim Crow racial segregation that victimized others.Read more
Shortly after Inauguration Day, I began to see a new headline pop up in my email inbox: “Run For Something.”
At first I thought it was a cynical reader responding to one of my cranky assaults on the goofy habits and know-nothing babblings of our national embarrassment, President Donald Trump.
If you think you’re so smart, I have heard, why don’t you run for something?Read more