From the daily archives: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Trump, The Operatic Elephant

On October 10, 2017 By

As we watched Donald Trump gaming Puerto Ricans with paper towels and flashlights while damning them as ungrateful Americans, we could not resist wondering at what age did he decide to claw his way down the tree to  menace civilization.

The flashlight thing was his playful way of claiming their obsolescence because the island was again lighting up with restored power. (Puerto Rico has now reached the 10 percent level of electricity.)  Meantime, he continued to remind  the commonwealth’s residents that they owed Wall Street millions in debts and should stop demanding that others do the heavy lifting. He also […]

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As much as money has become a curse in American politics, distorting and skewing it so radically that it’s hardly recognizable anymore as being democratic, raising it is still at the core of modern day politics.

In that vein, an announcement Tuesday by Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s campaign that he had a good quarter in the game of fundraising comes as welcome news.

Friends of Sherrod Brown raised more than $2.6 million in the third quarter of 2017 and will report having $8.3 million cash on hand, according to a media release Tuesday.

“This matches Sherrod’s best off-year quarter […]

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