Entries by Cheryl Rofer

Just Saying – Open Thread

A number of commenters have said that Trump’s behavior makes them afraid. His behavior is, in many ways, frightening. He is spiteful and ignorant and willing to use the power of his position in destructive ways. But he wants us to be afraid. Fearful people are more malleable. That is part of his schtick, and […]

EMBARGOED President Donald J. Trump’s New Strategy on Iran – And Open Thread

This seems to be the talking points for Donald Trump’s new strategy on Iran. Looks to me like lots of bluster, not going to be good for relations with Iran and probably Europe, but doesn’t destroy the nuclear agreement. And given the effectiveness of the bunch of clowns in the White House, may turn out […]

The Nuclear Chain of Command

Donald Trump has been musing about nuclear war since the 1980s, and now he’s bringing our fears to life with his tweets against North Korea. Also, playing the role of a decisive and serious executive, he told the military back in July that he wanted to increase the US’s arsenal of nuclear weapons back to […]

Crooked Media

There’s a new web publication that may be of interest to Juicers: Crooked Media. It grows out of the Pod Save America podcasts and is made up of former Obama communications people and others. Jon Favreau Jon Lovett Tommy Vietor Ana Marie Cox DeRay McKesson Dan Pfeiffer Brian Beutler Corinne Gilliard and others, including two […]

Seven Days In October?

Trump’s comment just now is disturbing enough that I thought I’d step on my own thread. POTUS and FLOTUS stood side-by-side in the middle of more than a dozen couples who were lined up for an official photo. CJCS Dunford and his wife stood to their left. An unidentified military leader and his wife stood […]

How Many Factions In The Republican Party?

Greg Sargent’s Morning Plum has been on fire for the last two days. Today’s discusses the divisions in the Republican Party. The Post and the Washington Examiner have remarkable stories this morning that portray the Republican Party as gripped by an internal war of recriminations over the fact that Trump has not signed any major accomplishments. I want to […]