Category Archives: politics

An antagonistic interview with Steve Bannon

In my futile effort to show that people need not fear public presentations of Steve Bannon, I present one interview from the Showtime program “The Circus”. It was sent by reader Paul, who said this: This show is one of my favs as it combines behind the scenes looks at US politics and good food […]

John McCain will die soon

This is very sad but it was in the cards from the outset. Glioblastoma is a very serious cancer, and few recover from it. Now, according to CNN (click on screenshot), McCain has resigned himself to the inevitable and will soon, like Ted Kennedy, succumb to brain cancer. Click on the screenshot to read the […]

The new regressive New York Times: op-ed defends Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations against criticism by Canada

As I reported two days ago, the Canadian government has called out Saudi Arabia for human rights violations, which include imprisoning “blasphemer” Raif Badawi and his activist sister Samur. These violations were initially highlighted by tweets from the Canadian government’s foreign policy site and Canada’s foreign minister, to wit: Canada is gravely concerned about additional […]

Saudi Arabia, called out for human rights violations, goes after Canada

I’m not the world’s biggest fan of Justin Trudeau, though I tend to side with his political positions, but now I must strongly applaud the stand of his government and its ministers in calling out Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations. Referring in particular to Samur Badawi, imprisoned again for fighting for human rights and women’s […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Another lionized Democrat cozying up to anti-Semites

Well, my headline may be a tad exaggerated, but I’m pretty sure that the subject of this post is not friendly to Jews (she’s made some remarkably ill informed comments about Palestine). Read on. Many Democrats have been excited about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for the young Hispanic activist (she’s 28) won the Democratic primary for a […]

Democratic socialism: sounds good, but is way too expensive, and not the future of the Democratic party

Bernie Sanders and now the upcoming Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an American-born of Hispanic extraction who may well sit in Congress this fall, have gotten a lot of airplay espousing “democratic socialism”, which proposes an expansion of social programs funded by the government. While I’m in favor of some of these in principle, nobody really […]

This is why the Democrats don’t have a rosy future: Maxine Waters calls for “no peace, no sleep” for Republicans we oppose

You’ve probably heard that Congresswoman Maxine Waters gave a stemwinder of a speech the other day. She not only claimed that “God is on our side” (i.e., the Democrats), but that we should disrupt the lives of anybody from Trump’s cabinet in public. This has already happened, and I decry it. Besides Sarah Huckabee Sanders […]

Trump calls off Singapore summit with North Korea

Matthew sent me this tweet from the verified White House Twitter account, which contains the letter from Trump to Kim Jong-un calling off next month’s summit with North Korea. Take it with a slight grain of salt, as it’s so recent that news sources haven’t yet reported it. (UPDATE: It’s been verified by the Guardian.) […]

Tina Fey returns to SNL season finale, playing Sarah Palin with a cast of Trump lackeys

Since I saw the first season in graduate school (was it really 43 years ago?) Saturday Night Live has become a mere shadow of its former self. But it would be impossible to replace that first cast, which included Laraine Newman, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, and Chevy Chase. Still, there […]

Bill Maher: Why Trump won’t be forced out of office

If you think Bill Maher is alt-right, have a listen to this clip in which he strongly denigrates Trump and the Republicans, but also argues that given Trump’s disdain for the law, there’s no way he will be impeached or forced out of office by criminal behavior. I’m not so sure that that’s the case: […]