There's an ad in The New Yorker for Morning Joe featuring Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough titled The Firebrands. It reads in part: "They are th...
This week, as Britain broke with the EU, some in the U.S. media broke with reality by continuing to normalize the unreal candidacy of Donald Trump. After a speech on Wednesday focusing on economics and attacks on Hillary Clinton, many pundits gave Trump the gift of analyzing the speech as if it had been delivered by someone other than the most dangerous and unstable nominee in modern history. "That's called the pivot," said Joe Scarborough, while Mark Halperin allowed that "the themes Trump chose... were well chosen," the speech "decently written," and that Trump is "better on prompter." In other words, focusing on weeds in a forest of demonstrable lies: the U.S., for example, is not "the highest taxed nation in the world." As noted by Politifact, which has debunked this claim three times, the U.S. is "nowhere near the top." Meanwhile, Democrats broke with House rules and staged a sit-in on the House floor to demand votes on gun control legislation. The effort was labeled a "publicity stunt," by Paul Ryan -- a break from irony from a man who endorsed Donald Trump.
When the rich like Trump do badly, they get more money. When low-wage workers faithfully perform their jobs, Trump says, "Give them less money!"
Ron Fournier discusses the anxiety we all have as parents. We continue to balance our dreams we have for our children with the realities our children face. Our dreams do not always reflect the strengths in our children.
Sure, it's funny -- when you first consider it. But then the more you think about it, the more sense it actually makes. After all, is "Trump/Ventura 2016" really that much more outlandish than "Donald Trump, Republican presidential nominee" first sounded?
The Ol' Wildcatter is wiping away the dismal dust of a Hoosier victory in the NCAAs from the Little Smart Pill Machine, to give you a preview of the upcoming Likely Party Primary Losers. The following is strictly for amusement; please, no wagering.
If the same old politicians are feeling the wrath of voters in this bizarre current election cycle, why are the same old pundits getting a free pass? We know that people are angry and feeling left out by the establishment politicians, and have channeled that anger toward alternative candidates.
So the Ol' Wildcatter pulled out the Little Smart Pill Machine again to give you a preview of next week's Likely Party Primary Losers. The following i...
Joe wouldn't back off. Because Joe, of course, is the expert on these subjects since he can read, and Nance, who's lectured around the world on counter-terrorism, isn't.
Everyone knows that there are games and evasion in politics. Everyone knows that political parties prey on people's prejudices. People are not stupid, they are just tired of politicians treating them as if they are.
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You'd think someone with a staff like his would have found out that the walls at the Vatican don't surround it completely, were built centuries ago and don't really keep people out. #GoogleIsEasy.
Donald Trump, the New York billionaire seeking the Republican nomination for president, achieved something monumental in Monday night's Iowa caucuses. He became the very thing he most despises: a loser.
This latest Trump controversy appears to be the tipping point in his unprecedented presidential campaign, finally bringing both Republicans and Democrats together in soundly denouncing his outlandish, bigoted rhetoric.
I couldn't watch much more at that point because laziness is the Morning Joe style though they act as if they're sharp. They don't really press anyone hard, which is cowardly and shameful. Are they really afraid guests will refuse to come back on the show if they ask probing questions?
It is time -- long overdue, actually -- to revolutionize the news model in this country, certainly the conventional television and cable news model.