Tax-Dodging Trump Is a Hypocrite

I've been blogging about the New York Times revealing days ago that Donald Trump declared a $916+ million loss for taxable income on his 1995 income tax returns in two states--New York and Connecticut--which apparently would have come from his federal tax return that year. The result is that he probably did not pay any federal income taxes for the next 18 years.In the first of three, televised, presidential debates scheduled between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump Monday night, Mrs. Clinton … [Read more...]

USA TODAY Warns of Trump as President

Sixteen U.S. newspapers have so far endorsed Hilary Clinton for the U.S. presidency, and no newspaper has endorsed Donald Trump. Most of these newspapers are in large U.S. cities. Most significant is that some of them have very politically conservative editorial boards that have rarely, if ever, endorsed a Democratic candidate for president, some for over 100 years. They include the Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Cincinnati Enquirer, and Arizona Republic. (I've lived in three of these … [Read more...]

Trump’s Tax Returns

Last Monday, in the first U.S. presidential, televised debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, Clinton hammered away at Trump on his refusal to publicly reveal his income tax returns of recent years. All Democratic and Republican nominees for U.S. president for the past forty years have made their recent income tax returns public for their campaigns. This is an issue that resonates with voters. Polls show that something like 70-80% of voters think Trump should make his tax returns … [Read more...]

If Trump Wins, Congress May Tell Him, “You’re Fired”!

The first debate of three debates between Democratic nominee for U.S. president, Hilary Clinton, and the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, was held three days ago. So, the big question is, who won? Many political analysts have expressed to the media their take on it. And now polls are being taken of voters to learn what they think. Most analysts and at least the print media say Clinton won, but so far what I've seen is that the public thinks it was about a tie. Later polls will tell more. I … [Read more...]

Congress Rejects Obama’s Veto of Justice Against Terrorism Act

Yesterday, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly voted against President Barak Obama's veto of their Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). The vote was amazing: 97 to 1 in the Senate and 348 to 77 in the House. Has Congress ever so soundly rejected a presidential veto?This act is now law. It allows the families who lost loved ones in the radical Islamists' attack on the U.S., on September 11, 2001, which resulted in the death of about 3,000 Americans, to now bring lawsuits in U.S. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Birtherism Backfires

Democratic U.S. President Barak Obama has always claimed that he was born in Hawaii and thus is qualified as a natural-born U.S. citizen to be its president. But non-politician and billionaire businessman Donald Trump surged to political prominence, and then gained the Republican nomination for U.S. president this summer, largely because he constantly alleged that Obama was born elsewhere and thus should produce his birth certificate to prove his legitimacy as president. President Obama let too … [Read more...]

Trump Choked Tonight

In this year's campaign for the U.S. presidency, Republican nominee Donald Trump has constantly boasted about his ability to compete everywhere in the business world, on the golf course, and now in this presidential run even though he has no political experience whatsoever--zero. But he turned out to be sort of a zero tonight, a big bag of wind in the first of three scheduled debates with the Democratic nominee--former First Lady, New York Senator, and Secretary of State, Hilary … [Read more...]

North Korea’s Growing Nuclear Capability Is Worrisome

North Korea is led by young Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. He and other North Korean leaders rule the nation unmercifully as a militant state. Its ally, China, and the UN supplies North Korea with foodstuffs because of periods of starvation in that country. Kim John-un makes very hostile threats directed to South Korea and its ally, the U.S., but sometimes also toward Japan.Even though North Korea is a very poor country, with a population of only 25 million, against United Nations resolutions … [Read more...]