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The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs: August 5-11/Day 198-204) Week 29

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs: August 5-11/Day 198-204) Week 29

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, August 5 (Day 198): Jobs increase by 209,000 in July; unemployment rate dips President Trump touted economic gains as the labor market added 209,000 new jobs in July; the unemployment rate dipped from 4.4 percent to 4.3 percent, and average hourly earnings increased by 9 cents. “Excellent Jobs Numbers just […]

Trump — And the Use and Abuse of Madness

Trump — And the Use and Abuse of Madness

. By Victor Davis Hanson Fiery and unpredictable rhetoric can be a powerful strategic tool, but only if it’s not habitual. Occasionally insanity, real or feigned, has its political advantages —largely because of its ancillary traits of unpredictability and an aura of immunity from appeals to reason, sobriety, and moderation. Rogues often try to appear […]

Anthony Scaramucci removed as White House communications director

Anthony Scaramucci removed as White House communications director

President Trump removed newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci Monday, just over a week after the president had hired him to help force out chief of staff Reince Priebus. The stunning move came just hours after Mr. Trump swore in his new chief of staff, retired Gen. John F. Kelly, former Homeland Security […]

Send in the Clown: Scaramucci versus the Leakers

Send in the Clown: Scaramucci versus the Leakers

. By Thomas L. Knapp In Italian  comic theater, Scaramouche is a clown, the boastful poltroon whose antics frequently bring him to grief.Presumably new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci’s name is related  to that tradition. His personality seems tailored to it as well: He’s off to a running start with the boast that he’s […]

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 8-14 /Day 170-176) Week 26

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 8-14 /Day 170-176) Week 26

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, July 15 (Day 177): Two Papal aides attack conservative Christians and Steve Bannon Two aides of Pope Francis have attacked American conservative Christians and Steve Bannon (President Trump’s aide) as promoters of “apocalyptic geopolitics.” In the article, Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro, the editor-in-chief of the quasi-official Vatican periodical La Civiltà Cattolica, slams […]

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: June 24-30 /Day 156-162) Week 23

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: June 24-30 /Day 156-162) Week 23

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, June 24 (Day 156): President Trump goes on offensive on Russian election interference President Trump used Twitter to attack the Obama administration’s claims that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.  He tweeted the following on Thursday: “…Why did Democratic National Committee turn down the DHS offer to protect against […]

Mainstream Media is the Public Relations Firm for Russian Intelligence

Mainstream Media is the Public Relations Firm for Russian Intelligence

. By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The mainstream media has become obsessed with the made up story of “collusion” between Trump and Russia, though there has been absolutely no evidence presented to substantiate such intense coverage. In a lot of ways, an objective observer could make the case that mainstream media (MSM) is actually […]

How the Mainstream Media Is Helping Russia

How the Mainstream Media Is Helping Russia

. By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Once again, the liberal, mainstream media has lost its collective mind over the mess swirling around President Trump in regard to the firing of former FBI director, Jim Comey. It’s sad to see the lack of any attempt by the mainstream media to simply do its job, which […]

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: April 29-May 5/Day 100-106) Week 15

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: April 29-May 5/Day 100-106) Week 15

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, April 29 (Day 100): President Trump: “I Kept My Promise To Americans” “One hundred days ago, I took the oath of office and made a pledge:  We are not merely going to transfer political power from one party to another, but instead are going to transfer that power from Washington, […]

SCOTUS: The Nuclear Option is Not Enough

SCOTUS: The Nuclear Option is Not Enough

. By Thomas L. Knapp On January 31,  president Donald Trump nominated federal appellate judge Neil Gorsuch to fill a vacancy on the US Supreme Court created nearly a year before by Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. More than two months later — nearly 14 months since  Scalia’s passing and after 13 months of Republican […]

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