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April 15, 2017

 

Bob Cesca and I had such a good time chatting politics, media, and health care that he not only asked me back for a second hour of cohosting his show but also has invited me to sit shotgun now on a semi-regular basis. 

I'll be joining Bob's podcast for the full hour and extra special bonus chat every other Thursday. Below is the first of the regulars, recorded and posted on April 13th. Happy listening. 

March 2, 2017

Contrary to much of the Wednesday morning media commentary giving the man extraordinary credit for doing nothing more than reading a teleprompter, I believe Trump's still the same crazy racist narcissist we've come to know and despise. 

Thankfully, I have friends like Brad Friedman who invite me to share my thoughts out loud with others. 

Here's today's episode of The BradCast with my take on Trump's Joint Session speech. 

November 11, 2016

There’s plenty of blame to go around.

We can be angry at the Democratic party for treating the Clinton nomination like a foregone conclusion and shortchanging Sanders who may or may not have had a shot. (I’m pretty confident “socialist” would have become “communist” and that would have been the end of it).

We can be angry at Clinton’s team for not running a better communications campaign. They did a terrible job of combating the narrative that she was elitist, above the law, and entitled. She’s no...

March 31, 2016

That’s it. I’ve had it. I cannot listen to one more political analyst, pundit, or reporter pretend Donald Trump is anything but in over his head and out of his league. He’s not “not conservative enough.” He’s uninformed. He’s not revolutionary or unpredictable. He’s ignorant. He’s not strategic. He’s stubborn.

During Tuesday night’s town hall, Trump – when asked the top three functions of the federal government – answered “Security, security, and security.” Not because it’s that important to him...

March 22, 2016

I like to think I’m a bit of a risk-taker. Not in a jump off bridges and out of airplanes adrenaline junkie kind of way. Turns out my body’s afraid of heights. But I do take risks in pursuing work and love and friendship and have both my fair share of cool stories and broken hearts to show for it.

I mention this because at a small dinner party Friday night, conversation turned to politics and, of course, Donald Trump. No one in the room was a fan, but a couple of guests brought up an interesting...

March 18, 2016

Those of you following along at home already may have seen the clip of Trump supporter Scottie Nell Hughes telling Wolf Blitzer that riots aren’t necessarily a bad thing. Mediaite has a good summary plus video of what went down Wednesday on CNN:

Trump warned of riots if the GOP brokers away his nomination, and Hughes told Wolf Blitzer this afternoon that people would of course be angry. She argued, “Riots aren’t necessarily a bad thing if it means it’s because it’s sitting there and fighting the...

March 14, 2016

I’ve been watching a lot of Donald Trump rallies lately. Unfiltered. Unedited. In their entirety. There are a couple of networks and websites that carry all of them in real time, and while I’m glad they do, I won’t post names or links here because I have no interest in driving traffic to either. Suffice it to say, they’re not tough to find.

Day in and day out – sometimes two or three times a day – Trump gets up at a podium and gives the same tired, empty speech. Came down the escalator. Record cr...

January 20, 2016

I haven’t been tweeting or commenting much about either (all if we count O’Malley) of the Democratic candidates’ proposed health care plans. You may think that’s odd for someone who spent two years fighting for national health care reform and who devours health care policy information for fun. But truth is I believe – as someone who fought for health care reform  – that either candidate’s stance will be just fine. Here’s why:

I know both Clinton and Sanders will protect the best of the...

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