I Like Trump’s New National Security Adviser

Trump finally seems to have made a good move by naming Gen. HR McMaster to replace Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser. McMasters appears to be everything Flynn was not -- thoughtful, rational and understanding war in and security in a larger political and cultural context. … [Read more...]

Trump, Kelly Contradict Themselves Immediately

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and DHS Secretary John Kelly are in Mexico, but they don't seem to be on the same page with Donald Trump over whether the administration's loathsome crackdown on immigration is or is not a military operation. … [Read more...]

Mikey Gets Email

Today's installment of Mikey's email uses the standard white supremacist tactic of putting his name in three parentheses, as in (((Mikey Weinstein))). They do this to identify who is a Jew and who is not. It's the typical Nazi boilerplate. … [Read more...]

SEAL Hypocritically Attacks McCain

Donald Trump isn't the only one making hypocritical attacks on John McCain for questioning the recent raid in Yemen. One of his surrogates, former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie is attacking McCain and Veterans Against Trump founder Perry O’Brien. His attack is blatantly hypocritical. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Hypocritical Attacks on McCain Over Yemen Raid

Sen. John McCain has been critical of the planning and execution of the recent raid in Yemen that resulted in one Navy SEAL being killed after an ambush. Donald Trump is offering his typically hypocritical response to anyone who dares to question anything he does. … [Read more...]

Trump, Saudi King Agree on Syria Safe Zone

Donald Trump had a phone call with Saudi King Salman over the weekend and one of the things they apparently agreed on was the need for a safe zone in Syria to protect them from the ongoing civil war there that has displaced more than 5 million people. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Bizarre Shakeup of the National Security Council

Almost forgotten among all the uproar over Trump's anti-Muslim immigration order was another order he issued changing the makeup and protocol of the National Security Council in a most bizarre way. He added Steve Bannon to what is essentially the policy arm of the NSA and removed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the Director of National Intelligence. … [Read more...]

Trump Wanted Military Equipment for His Inaugural Parade

If you need more evidence that Donald Trump envisions himself as a tinpot dictator, sources close to him told the Huffington Post that he wanted to use tanks and munitions as part of his inaugural parade. Jesus, was he planning on wearing epaulets on his jacket too? … [Read more...]

How Trump Plans to ‘Make America Great Again’

Donald Trump made his inane slogan "Make America Great Again" a mantra for the intellectually challenged. They repeated it ad nauseum. But what does it actually mean? What does Trump think it means and how does he intend to achieve it? With empty symbolism, of course. … [Read more...]

Mattis’ Aggressiveness Toward Iran Concerns Me Greatly

The Washington Post has an article about Gen. James Mattis, Trump's nominee to be the secretary of defense, and his time as head of the Central Command. He argued very aggressively over a long period of time that we should undertake military attacks inside of Iran. … [Read more...]

Help the Military Religious Freedom Foundation Fight

As my longtime readers know, I am a strong supporter of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, founded by my friend Mikey Weinstein. He's the one who gets all those horrible anti-Semitic and hateful emails that I often republish. Well this is your chance to help them keep fighting the good fight. … [Read more...]

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...]