Ward Sutton’s cartoons vis-a-vis the Trump administration are among the most incisive and memorable commentaries I’ve seen. We all realize how absurd it is for the President to dismiss the pandemic by saying, “If we stop testing right now, we’d have very few cases,” but we find ourselves at a loss for words to describe how inane the remark is. Sutton says it for us:
One of the first books that made an impression on me was a memoir by the legendary Bill Russell, Second Wind, co-authored with Taylor Branch, who later won the Pulitzer for Parting the Waters, the first of three books chronicling America in the King Years. Here is a brief but eloquent statement from Russell about the “strange times” we’re living in. Our president could learn a lot about winning from this true champion.
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
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.”
Stop the presses! Donald Trump actually spoke the truth, for once. Here is a link to Andrew J. Bacevich’s editorial in The Boston Globe. It’s a must-read, as is everything Bacevich writes.
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.