October 20, 2020 Trump is acting as if he expects to lose the election. Today, on the Fox News Channel, he hammered again on the discredited Hunter Biden laptop story and lashed out at Attorney General William Barr for not pursuing it. “We’ve got to get the Attorney General to act,” he said. “He’s got to act, and he’s got to act fast. He’s got to appoint somebody. This is major corruption, and this has to be ...
- October 16, 2020
Trump’s willingness to grab free airtime tonight reflects his campaign’s financial straits.
- August 22, 2020
August 21, 2020 After the cascade of news in the past several days and the Democratic National Convention, today was a relatively calm day… at least in politics. There are, though, some important stories. The first is getting less play than it should: the nation has lately been hit by a series of environmental catastrophes. California is in the midst of a brutal heat wave, and has been hit by 560 fires, many of them sparked by lightning. ...
- August 20, 2020
In a somber speech, former President Barack Obama warned that, in this election, American democracy is at stake.
- August 12, 2020
Kamala Harris is perceived as solidly in the moderate wing of the Democratic Party. A former DA, she can battle the GOP on issues of law and order. Harris is the first Democratic nominee for the top of the ticket who has ever hailed from California, and one of the first from the far West. The right took aim at her selection immediately. In other news, Russia and Ukraine are back on the top ...
- June 25, 2020Bill Moyers talks with journalist Jeff Sharlet, whose reporting for Vanity Fair describes how Trump the orator has turned his re-election campaign into a militant crusade fueled by conspiracy theories and rhetoric that incites violence.