Donald Trump's tweet about the media's being "the enemy of the American people" was a classic distraction—in this case, from questions swirling around his team's troubling ties with our Russian adversaries. While the FBI, CIA and Senate Intelligence Committee investigate, a few thoughts on how news sources under Trumpian attack should respond.
Last Saturday night, Donald Trump attended the Red Cross Ball at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. On Sunday, he watched the Super Bowl at his West Palm Beach golf course. As he left Florida on Monday, news emerged that he will probably return this weekend for golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Two questions. Does Trump think being president is a part-time job? And is Trump the one doing the job? There's no clear answer to either one.
Donald Trump says his ban on people entering the country from seven predominantly Muslim countries wasn't a Muslim ban. But it was a Muslim ban, according to Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani. Let's get something straight. Most Americans, your author included, want stringent vetting of immigrants entering the country. I can easily envision Islamic terrorist groups trying to sneak operatives into this country. It's a fact that some terrorists have entered Europe hiding in the flood of refugees.
A best-selling sports book, "The Boys in the Boat," describes the unlikely path of working-class blokes to gold-medal glory at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. There's lots about rowing, but what...
We Can Attack Global Warming Without Trump It would be nice if President-elect Donald Trump took one of the most serious threats to life on earth seriously, but he does not. Trump called global warming a Chinese "hoax" during the campaign, and he's assigned a science dunce to lead the transition at the Environmental Protection Agency. The comforting news is that America can move past the black hole of ignorance in Trump's Washington—or New York or wherever he is. Enlightened state and city governments, as well as the private sector, can provide the leadership.