“John Barron” Turns 40 While Trump Remains a 6-Year Old Colbert, Trevor Noah & Seth Meyers make similar point in hilarious roasts of Trump's notorious alias scam

Posted by - April 29, 2024

In the make believe world of Donald Trump’s alternative reality, John Barron turned 40 years old on May 17th, the very same day that the son he named after his fictitious spokesman  graduated from high school. Meanwhile, as President Biden recently observed the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner: “Age is an issue. I’m a grown

Merrick Garland: Do Your Job or Resign! Professor Lawrence Tribe now calls Garland, “a tragically weak Attorney General pitted against the most dangerous coup attempt in our entire history."

Posted by - April 8, 2024

While Donald Trump has repeatedly smashed through the guardrails of our democracy, Merrick Garland has refused to repair them by holding the most powerful domestic terrorist in history, and his co-conspirators, criminally accountable for their actions. With just 7 months remaining before a presidential election in which the survival of American democracy is at stake,

Trump’s 7 Most Valuable Fire Sale Properties  Leticia James could raise $470M to pay off fraud judgment from Trump’s least complicated NYC assets

Posted by - March 20, 2024

As the first reporter who, in 1982, tried to derive the truth about the value of Donald Trump’s real estate in the face of his incessant lies, here is my advice for Leticia James’ effort to collect on New York State’s $464 million fraud judgment: Seize and sell the seven least complicated, most valuable in-state

Haley’s Secret Weapon: Democratic Voters To oppose Trump GOP cultists who believe his 2020 "stolen election" lie, Nikki's prospects depend on Dems looking to weaken would-be dictator

Posted by - February 21, 2024

If Haley manages to win or come close in Saturday’s South Carolina Republican February 24 Primary, it will be because of Democrats and Independents.  South Carolina has a wide-open primary. Regardless of party membership, anyone who did not vote in the February 4 Democratic primary (only 131,000 people) can vote. This leaves nearly 1 million

#Dumbkirk & the Benefits of Ridiculing Trumpsters From #Sinking to “woman & klansmen first!,” failed boat parade lifts opposition tide

Posted by - September 11, 2020

After four years of bottomless hypocrisy, insults and over 20,000 verified lies, Trump not only invites ridicule, he deserves it. With deceit at the core of both his governance and reelection strategy, one can safely say that the best way to know President Trump is lying is that his lips are moving. The sinking of

Trump’s Attack on Biden’s Faith Echoes Norman Peale’s Anti-Catholic Campaign Against Kennedy Peale's gospel of selfishness, America First ideology and obsession with winning at all costs formed core Trump values

Posted by - August 25, 2020

Last week, Trump decided to double down on his campaign to attack Biden’s religious faith, spreading the lie that Democrats refused to say the word “under God ” during the opening of each day’s Democratic Convention invocation.  This came just a few weeks after Trump’s outrageous statements that his devout, church-going Catholic opponent was “against

Bombshell: Clarence Thomas Hospital Infection Diagnosed as Insurrectionitis Supreme Court Justice reportedly caught debilitating disease from super-spreader wife Ginny

Posted by - April 1, 2020

Washington, April 19, 2022. A report leaked from the ultra-secret Supreme Court Ethical Oversight Inspector General’s office revealed that the mysterious infection which hospitalized Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas last month was highly contagious insurrectionitis. Thomas reportedly caught the fast-spreading OmniCoup variance of insurrectionitis from his wife Ginny, who has been known to be a

Book Review of Fury: Women’s Lived Experiences During the Trump Era

Posted by - February 19, 2020

You would think that Fury: Women’s Lived Experiences During the Trump Era would be dominated by a tone of anger, but these 38 spirited essays  (available at bookstores and from the publisher’s website here) are far more nuanced than that. They are personal narratives infused with courage, humor, and resilience, making this collection a heartening and enjoyable

New Bella Abzug Play a Timely Antidote to Trump’s Toxic Masculinity Bella Bella describes the political vision of a trailblazer who was a pioneering crusader for racial justice, women, lesbian and gay rights, and an end to the Vietnam war

Posted by - November 2, 2019

Bella Bella, the new off-Broadway play about the indomitable 1970’s congressional titan Bella Abzug, feels timely and significant in this, the season of Donald Trump’s impeachment. In early 1972, Bella made history because, as Hillary Clinton wrote in a Facebook post that coincided with the play’s opening on October 22, “In the midst of a crisis in

What Trump’s John Baron Deception Says About our Truth-less President Pundits Reflect on Deeper Meaning of Story About Trump Lying His Way onto Forbes Rich List

Posted by - May 16, 2018

My recent article in the Washington Post about Donald Trump lying his way onto the first Forbes 400, accompanied by a 1984 audio recording of Trump pretending to be the fictitious John Baron, provided a timely springboard for commentators to offer valuable insights into the career and character of the President of the United States.