If you're like me and view most matters through the prism of politics, you may have noticed that this third Friday in August of 2017 is shaping up as an especially good day — and it's only noon as I write these words. Almost everything I've seen this morning on TV and the internet […]
If you're like me and view most matters through the prism of politics, you may have noticed that this third Friday in August of 2017 is shaping up as an especially good day — and it's only noon as I write these words.
Almost everything I've seen this morning on TV and the internet bodes well for the good guys.
Donald Trump's slide into public disfavor continues apace as his poll numbers steadily decline.
The sudden surge of neo-Confederate sentiment in this country is suffering a stunning beat-back.
Certifiable nutcase Steve Bannon, a racist if there ever was one, has been banished from the Trump administration.
Prominent Republican lawmakers — Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake, to name a few — are questioning the president's fitness for high office. More GOP politicians are sure to follow suit.
Perhaps the most remarkable turn of events this week has been the utter failure of Trump's foolish declaration that the blatant bigots and neo-Nazis who rallied last Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., were no worse than the people who gathered there to express opposition to such hate. This cowardly president seems to think he can benefit politically from a middling stance that finds fault with both sides in the controversy.
I may be wrong about all ot this, but these and other such developments seem to be cresting today.
My reading of history suggests that major turning points sometimes arise on otherwise ordinary days. It's probably too early to say that today is such a day. But who knows? We'll find out soon enough.
We might someday look back on this start of a late-summer weekend as the day that America's crazy flirtation with Trumpism irredeemably turned sour and began its plunge into permanent ignominy.