From the daily archives: Monday, November 13, 2017

Trump: Insulting the Insulters

On November 13, 2017 By

In the final days of his grandly scaled Asian tour, Donald Trump raised America’s stakes in the high level meetings by turning the talk to “insults.” The President, who is sensitive to any mention of his personal imperfection, was clearly offended by North Korea’s 33-year-old supreme leader Kim Jong-un, who referred to our chief of state as “old.”

Trump said that was insulting by a nuclear enemy whom we have to come to know simply as “Rocket Man.” Ha. Ha.

After all, Trump retorted, “I didn’t call him short and fat.”

That much, we must concede, was the model of […]

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich had dual national TV cameo gigs lined up Sunday, one on ABC’s “This Week” and another on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

The governor who lost badly last year when he tried his second run at the White House was in line to be asked to weigh-in on Alabama Republican Judge Roy Moore’s upcoming election to the U.S. Senate. Moore, whose choice of clothing sometimes makes him look like Woody, the lead character in Toy Story, is no stranger to controversy.

He’s on the hot seat again, this time over whether a now […]

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Ohio Democratic primary governor candidate Connie Pillich has been on a mission to visit all of the Buckeye State’s 88 counties this year, and as of last Friday she had already been to 75 of them.

“I decided to do this because I feel that Democrats have forgotten large sections of Ohio for a really long time and I wanted to make sure I didn’t leave anyone behind,” she said.

Pillich, a former state representative who narrowly lost her race for Ohio Treasurer in 2014, said she’s been bringing her message of leadership and economic opportunity to every corner of […]

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“Are you a Core Conservative? A Solid Liberal? Or somewhere in between?” That’s the enticing sales pitch to take a 17-question quiz that determines which “Political Typology” group you fit in. Your results will be compared with a nationally representative survey of more than 5,000 U.S. adults by Pew Research Center.

These first two questions are offered to wet your appetite to take the other 15:

“The government should do more to help needy Americans, even if it means going deeper into debt?”

“The government today can’t afford to do much more to help […]

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