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The Mahablog · 3d ago

Can This Administration Function at All?

Michael Gerson functions as a right-wing tool most of the time, but in this column I think he exhibits actual insight. It’s worth reading. For example: This seems to be the dynamic unfolding...
The Mahablog · 3d ago

Because Dear Leader Is Without Flaw

Josh Marshall noticed something peculiar in Sean Spicer’s presser today. Note that in Sean Spicer’s initial discussion of the Flynn matter, he clearly did not say that Flynn had misled the P...
The Mahablog · 3d ago

The United States Is Being Governed by Spoiled, Idiot Children

Paul Waldman wrote this before the Flynn resignation. It’s titled “This Is What Incompetence Looks Like.” But in the latest round of stories about Flynn, what is perhaps most striking is wha...
The Mahablog · 3d ago

The So-Called President Is a Boor and a Slob

Some of the general weirdness surrounding Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Mar-a-Lago over the weekend is just now coming out. And I’m not talking about the handshake. Which was...
The Mahablog · 3d ago

Recognizing Bull****

So I take a peak at the Web this morning and learn, from a bunch of right-wing sites, that 72 refugees from the seven “banned” countries have been convicted of terrorism. Like it says here. ...
The Mahablog · 1w ago

Is Anyone in Charge?

Josh Marshall points out that Trump has, apparently, rolled on some issues. Just in the last 24 hours he appears to have been rolled so many times that one imagines his rough edges might sta...
The Mahablog · 1w ago

Stuff to Read

Busy day today, but here’s some stuff to read to keep you busy. Trump vexed by challenges, scale of government “Being president is harder than Donald Trump thought, according to aides and al...
The Mahablog · 1w ago

Show Us What Kind of Man You Are, Judge Gorsuch

Yesterday this happened — President Trump’s escalating attacks on the federal judiciary drew denunciation Wednesday from his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, who told a senator that the ...
The Mahablog · 1w ago

What We’re Not Supposed to Talk About

I need to be about five people to keep up with all the craziness these days. Note that Jeff Sessions just got confirmed, with one Democratic vote — Sen. Joe Manchin III (Turncoat-W.Va.). Man...
The Mahablog · 1W ago

The Free World Is Not Following Its So-Called Leader

This is the current cover of the German magazine Der Spiegel. DS is on a tear at the moment about the so-called president of the U.S. (SPOTUS) Germany must stand up in opposition to the 45th...