Some Democrats say that they are “blue no matter who.” Trump, they say, is such an existential threat that they will vote for anyone who winds up as the Democratic nominee for president. But is it really wise to extend such a blank check to a party that has disappointed us so many times before?
Trump Administration officials like National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are urging war against Iran on the grounds that the Shia republic is making common cause with Al Qaeda, which is Sunni and thus Iran’s mortal enemy. Not only is this not true, it cannot be true,.
Joe Biden is running a presidential campaign predicated on the assumption that there is a middle ground between two extreme sides on every issue. Truth is, the mood of the electorate is binary on a lot of things and are they really wrong? It’s not like you can save just half the planet.
Over the last few years, I have been the sole caregiver for my mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The word you keep hearing from professionals is that your loved one is “confused.” But they’re not the only one.
Aside from the assumption that there is a US citizen who is above the law, the Justice Department policy that says that a sitting president cannot be indicted fails on its initial logic. According to legal theorist, the President of the United States is way too busy to deal with all the hassles of facing criminal charges while he is in office. The problem is, modern presidents have a lot of free time. Donald Trump has plenty of time for his ridiculous rallies. Like his predecessors, he watches sports. He golfs one out of every three days. He’s always on Twitter. Let’s face it: being too busy just isn’t a good excuse.
Ted Rall is the political cartoonist at ANewDomain.net, editor-in-chief of SkewedNews.net, a graphic novelist and author of many books of art and prose, and an occasional war correspondent. He is the author of the biography "Trump," to be published in July 2016.