Mikey Gets a Non-Threatening but Inane Email

My friend Mikey Weinstein gets a lot of nasty emails containing threats and anti-Semitic bigotry, but this one is a bit different. The person went to a debate that he participated in and writes a polite but highly illogical email preaching at Mikey to convert to Christianity. I'm going to actually respond to this one. … [Read more...]

Rush Wants to Nuke Three Countries

The absolutely deranged Erik Rush has a new column at the Worldnetdaily arguing that Trump could be a "transcendent" president (whatever that means), based primarily on the fact that he likes to issue military threats. In fact, Rush thinks he should have nuked Syria, Iran and North Korea already. … [Read more...]

Mikey Gets Email

Here's yet another vicious, bigoted, anti-Semitic screed sent to my friend Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Apparently he's going to burn in hell with all the other Jews, so that means hell smells like Jews. … [Read more...]

Republicans Completely Flip Position on Syria Bombing

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that Republican support for Trump's bombing of Syria in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons was the exact opposite of what it was when Obama proposed the same thing in 2013, while Democrats remained consistent. … [Read more...]

Spicer: Goal is to ‘Destabilize’ Syria

During his daily press briefing, Sean Spicer gave an absolutely bizarre answer when asked by Kristin Welker what the Trump administration's goal was in engaging Syria after the missile strike on an airbase in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack. … [Read more...]

Could Syria Attack Escalate?

The Trump administration is sending very mixed signals after the missile strike on Syria. I was pretty certain that it would be a one-time action with little risk of escalation, but some administration officials are making statements that make me doubt that. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Foreign Policy Character Witness

If you needed more evidence that Trump's missile strike in Syria enraged the extreme paleo-conservative base that loves him so much and encouraged the neo-conservative right instead, look no further than Bill Kristol praising him for having handled it with confidence and correctness. … [Read more...]

Ezra Klein on the Real Problem with Trump’s Syria Attack

With all the ridiculous, evidence-free conspiracy theories flying around the left (and the far right as well) about Trump's missile strike on a Syrian airfield, Ezra Klein nails the real problem with the whole situation, which is that Trump is flying totally by the seat of his pants without any coherent position. … [Read more...]

Trump and Those ‘Beautiful Little Babies’ from Syria

I seem to be considerably less outraged at Trump's missile strike in Syria, and even less skeptical of his motivations, than many of my readers and Facebook friends. But that doesn't mean it isn't entirely fair to point out how inconsistent and incoherent he's being about it. … [Read more...]

Trump Orders Missile Strikes in Syria

Donald Trump is now actively considering military action of some sort in Syria, having Defense Secretary James Mattis brief him on possible responses Thursday evening. The number of ways this shows how wrong he's been all along are many. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Gibberish on Syria

After the chemical gas attack that killed about 100 people in Syria a couple days ago, which has been blamed on Bashar al-Assad, Trump held a press conference with Jordan's King Abdullah and addressed the matter quite incoherently. … [Read more...]

Bannon Removed from National Security Council

Gen. H.R. McMaster has succeeded in getting Trump to remove Steve Bannon from the principles committee of the National Security Council, a position that was shockingly inappropriate for a political strategist. But the White House is pretending that nothing important happened. … [Read more...]