McFarland May Be Worse than Flynn

A lot of attention has been paid to the appointment of Mike Flynn as national security adviser, but the appointment of KT McFarland as his deputy may be even worse. She seems to live in a constant fever dream of invented or wildly exaggerated threats and conspiracy theories. … [Read more...]

Kissinger: Trump’s Rhetoric Should Be Ignored

War criminal and barbarian Henry Kissinger says that we should pay no attention to Donald Trump's rhetoric and should look only at his policies once he takes office. And of course, we should give him a chance and not criticize him until then. … [Read more...]

Another Completely Unqualified Cabinet Pick

At this point, it seems like Donald Trump, alleged friend of the working man, is just letting his richest and most powerful friends draw straws to see who gets which cabinet position. This time it's Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon/Mobil, as secretary of state. … [Read more...]

Trump Using Kids as ‘Informal Ambassadors’

The involvement of Eric, Ivanka and Donald Jr. in the transition and in the actual efforts of the president-elect is a very disturbing thing, not that Trump himself could possibly care. This is especially true of using them as informal ambassadors meeting with foreign officials. … [Read more...]

Petraeus on Trump’s Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Last week, retired Gen. David Petraeus met with Donald Trump amid speculation that he was on the short list to be the next secretary of Defense. But in May, Petraeus published an op-ed in the Washington Post that, while it didn't mention Trump specifically, was clearly aimed directly at him and his bigoted policies toward Muslims. … [Read more...]

Trump Keeps One Promise: Ignoring Intelligence Briefings

Donald Trump is softening or outright changing his positions on issues left and right at the moment (though I wouldn't trust the flop any more than I did the flip), but he's kept one promise: He's ignoring the daily intelligence briefings prepared for him. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Huge Conflicts of Interest — And He Admitted To It

Donald Trump's refusal to put his business interests under the control of a trustee who does not report to him but to have his children run the businesses instead raises some huge conflicts of interest, especially since he also plans to have them be unpaid advisers to his administration. … [Read more...]

John Bolton Leading Candidate for Secretary of State?

The Huffington Post says that sources in the know tell them that John Bolton is the leading candidate to become Donald Trump's secretary of state. That prospect should absolutely horrify you. He isn't just a hawk, he's pretty much the undisputed king of the hawks. … [Read more...]

Jihadists Celebrating Trump Victory Too

White supremacists aren't the only ones celebrating Donald Trump's unlikely victory in the presidential election. ISIS fighters on online forums around the world are also celebrating and praising Allah as this great gift to them, and for good reason. … [Read more...]

Trump Releases ISIS Plan He Insisted Must be Kept Secret

Remember when Donald Trump defended repeatedly not releasing any plan to defeat ISIS because it had to be kept secret so ISIS didn't find out about it? Well now he's released his ISIS plan, and lo and behold, it's pretty much exactly what Obama has already been doing. … [Read more...]

Pence Makes Radical Break from Trump Over Putin

One of the things that really jumped out from the VP debate on Tuesday night was that Pence took a very, very different position on Vladimir Putin and Russia than Donald Trump has ever taken. It was a clear contradiction with Trump's statements on the matter. … [Read more...]

Bolton: We Should Overthrow Iranian Government

John Bolton, who is like Lindsay Graham on steroids, says that if we had a "real president" we would have removed the Iranian government from power. Because that's such an easy thing to do, of course. You just snap your fingers and it magically disappears. … [Read more...]