When Clearwater state Sen. Jack Latvala, R-I’m Getting Vewy, Vewy Angry, announced he is running for governor, you might have thought of his campaign in policy terms. I embraced it as a moment of grand political theater.
President Donald Trump's announcement Wednesday that he was dissolving his two major councils of business leaders undoubtedly brought a sense of relief to many of the member CEOs – they wouldn't have to stick their necks out to resign publicly, thereby risking an angry response from the Tweeter-in-Chief.
Like a lot of television watchers, I was shocked and bemused by the way President Donald Trump dug a new hole for himself in the wake of the Charlottesville, Va., tragedy, only 24 hours after digging his way out of an earlier one.
The heated debate over President Donald Trump's initial refusal to single out the white supremacists and neo-Nazis whose Charlottesville, Va., rally led to violence and bloodshed may mistakenly focus too much on the man, rather than his policies.
WASHINGTON – It turns out that the man who was involved in well over 3,500 lawsuits during his bizarre business career has become even more interesting for lawyers of all stripes since entering the White House.
After threatening fire and fury, how does a superpower deescalate? By scrambling its secretary of State, secretary of Defense and military chief to reassure foreign leaders that President Trump should be taken seriously, not literally.
By blaming “both sides” in clashes between protestors and Nazis, white supremacists and the KKK in Charlottesville, Donald Trump has created a moral crisis in America. Either citizens repudiate hate groups or they excuse them.
Two years ago, I argued that the statues of Lexington Confederates John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge should remain outside the old courthouse where they have stood for more than a century. I was wrong.
Two days late, Donald Trump finally condemned violent white supremacists. He was pushed into it by a storm of outrage over his initial failure to do so in the wake of deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Last year around this time (and the year before that), I was arguing with some of my fellow conservatives about the insanity of finding any common cause whatsoever with the so-called alt-right. The issue wasn't that every avowed nationalist who claimed membership in the alt-right was a Nazi or Klansman. It was that the alt-right was open to Nazis and Klansmen. And why wouldn't these newly minted white supremacists welcome such pioneering organizations to their cause?
The naked hatred displayed by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend served one revealing and useful purpose. It unmasked President Trump's ugly notion that the racist protestors and those who turned out to counter-protest them were equally culpable for the deadly mayhem.