Amid reports of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ lukewarm reception at the Iowa State Fair, Sanders’ campaign went on to take a few pot shots at the Washington Post's continued negative coverage of his candidacy. At a subsequent rally in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, Sanders said the following: “Do you know how much Amazon paid in income taxes last year?” … Continue reading While Rejecting Cries of “Fake News”, Sanders is a Reminder of the Importance of Left-Wing Press Criticism
I wanted to write a few quick words on the fallout from the yet-to-be-released Mueller Report. U.S Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the report, indicating the 2016 Trump campaign had not “conspired or coordinated” with the Russian government, delighted Republicans and disappointed Democrats in equal measure. For many on the right, such as The … Continue reading Why Moving Past Mueller Could Prove to be a Boon for Progressives
In poll after poll, ex-Vice President Joe Biden has topped lists of prospective Democratic voters’ preference for who they would vote for in the 2020 Democratic Primaries, typically followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and newcomer political celebrity Rep. Beto O’Rourke. While part of this will be down to simple voter recognition, I … Continue reading Surely Joe Biden Can’t Be the Answer to the Democratic Party’s 2020 Prospects?
President Trump caused a bit of a storm last week when he hinted on Twitter that he may – finally – make an appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. His conspicuous absence at each annual event since taking office has certainly taken the varnish off the association. In contrast to President Obama’s stunningly strategic … Continue reading With an Apologetic White House Correspondents’ Association, Will President Trump Try his Hand at Stand-Up Comedy?
Stand-up comic and host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah’s recently released Netflix special, Son of Patricia, offers a number of insights into U.S racial politics as a South African, his qualms with “authentic”tourist experiences, and the difficulty of delivering political comedy under President Trump. While at times a little unfocused, it serves as a reminder … Continue reading Trevor Noah’s “Son of Patricia” and the Terror of Laughing at a Dick-Shaped Asteroid