This cartoon says it all:
Here’s an essential viewers guide to the impeachment hearings: don’t let the spin turn your head around: The impeachment inquiry: Untangling the GOP’s spin – The Boston Globe
The November issue of Poetry includes an essay by Martín Espada—a powerful corrective to what Trump’s rhetoric would have us accept.
Jeff Jacoby notes that Donald Trump, a so-called conservative, wants to scrap “one of the Republican Party’s noblest achievements” —the fourteenth amendment. Read his column here: Abolishing birthright citizenship would be ‘frankly ridiculous’ — and profoundly un-American – The Boston Globe
Conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby reminds us that “when it comes to bad-mouthing the United States, the ‘Squad’ doesn’t hold a candle to Donald J. Trump.”
Justin Quinn sends a message to the White House with the directness only a blues song can deliver:
Columnist George Will is among the very few Republicans who have not capitulated to Donald Trump, our anything-but-conservative president:
Stephen Kinzer’s essay in this morning’s Boston Globe states the obvious (which goes unnoticed): “Giving one individual the power to set off nuclear war would have been abhorrent to the framers of our Constitution.” Such concentration of power is the definition of tyranny.
In a letter to Financial Times, John O’Byrne of , Dublin, Ireland quotes from Oscar Wilde’s essay, “The Decay of Lying,” delivering a left-handed compliment to President Trump, who has done so much to revive the art: “The true liar” can be recognised by his “frank, fearless statements, his superb irresponsibility, his healthy, natural disdain of proof of any kind! After all, what is a fine lie? Simply that which is its own evidence. If a man is sufficiently unimaginative to produce evidence in support of a lie, he might as well speak the truth at once.”
Stephen Greenblatt’s terrific essay in The New York Times Sunday Review is a rare instance of news that stays news.