Let the Fawning Begin! Doris Kearns Goodwin Likens Joe Biden to FDR
November 9th, 2020 3:13 PM
Appearing as a guest on Sunday's MSNBC Live with Alex Witt, former NBC News presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin enthused over Joe Biden as the next President, likening his defeat of Donald Trump to Franklin Delano Roosevelt defeating Herbert Hoover, and touting his ability to connect with voters as being like Roosevelt.
Democrats Threaten to Burn Down the Republic to Stack Supreme Court
September 24th, 2020 9:12 PM
Last week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87. Her death immediately initiated a political firestorm in Washington, D.C. -- one that threatens the very integrity of the republic. That's not because, as the media and Democrats would claim, some sort of institutional norm has been violated by a Republican president selecting a replacement for Ginsburg to be voted on…
FRAUD: MSNBC's Heilemann Claims Biden Is 'Culturally Conservative'
July 17th, 2020 12:30 PM
On Morning Joe, MSNBC's John Heilemann calls Joe Biden "culturally conservative." This despite Biden's support for abortion on demand and federal funding of abortion. Biden also gets high marks from liberal groups on other cultural issues, and very low marks from conservative groups.
Media Are Still Peddling One of the Great Myths of the Depression
April 18th, 2020 10:30 AM
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld once cautioned newcomers to learn from those who held the same positions before. “Try to make original mistakes rather than needlessly repeating theirs,” he said. Harry Kazianis should have taken Rumsfeld’s advice before writing this annoying paragraph on April 2: "The rapidly worsening pandemic is shaping up as the defining…
Ironic: NYT Panics Over Trump-Inspired Attacks on Asians, Praises FDR!
March 31st, 2020 9:10 AM
The coronavirus pandemic was naturally the lead National story in Monday’s New York Times Far less helpful but more racially inflammatory was the angle taken by reporter Matt Stevens, blaming Trump for hateful rhetoric directed as Asian-Americans: “For Asian-Americans, Taunts Are Painful Echo of ‘Outsiders’ Status -- Hard-Won Gains at Risk Amid a Torrent of Hate.” He…
The Virus and What Matters Most
March 19th, 2020 7:50 PM
Some years ago, I wrote a book titled "The Things That Matter Most." It was a critique of the continuing impact the '60s generation has had on the country. The coronavirus pandemic, too, offers us an opportunity to consider what matters most in our nation and individual lives. We are told to stay indoors, not travel, avoid restaurants and bars and crowds of more than 10 people. Many…
'Conservative' Scarborough: FDR 'Saved this Country' with New Deal
June 20th, 2019 9:38 PM
Defending Joe Biden over his remarks about having worked with segregationist senators, Joe Scarborough says that Franklin Roosevelt did the same, and as a result, "FDR passed Social Security, passed the New Deal and he saved this country and saved poor people like my parents in the Deep South." In fact, the New Deal did nothing to "save the country." The…
Colbert Asks Goodwin Which Ex-President She’d Want to 'Take on' Trump
December 11th, 2018 6:08 PM
Longtime presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin was a guest on the Monday edition of CBS's The Late Show, and liberal host Stephen Colbert peppered her with questions about former occupants of the White House, especially her favorites: Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson (whom she worked for in the White House). Of course, most of the…
His Critics Have Not Blamed Him for the California Fires Yet
August 2nd, 2018 5:14 PM
WASHINGTON — It has been a pretty good week for Donald Trump. The economy is growing faster than anyone on the left or in the middle or among the Never-Trumpers believed possible. Inflation is low, and employment is at a record high. Moreover, the president and the European Union reached an understanding on trade last week that signals the likely end of a trade war, at least with Europe.
WashPost Art Critic Skips FDR in Essay on Trump & Japanese Internment
March 19th, 2018 8:38 PM
In Sunday’s Washington Post, art critic Philip Kennicott unloaded on images of American “fascism” in a new exhibit in New York featuring photographs of the unjust internment of Japanese Americans during World War II titled "Then They Came For Me." That’s somehow comparable to Trump if he deported “Dreamers.” That would be a "looming civic crisis…
With Roosevelt on Labor Day
September 7th, 2017 5:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- Labor Day weekend passed with soggy weather in Washington. It was not as soggy as in other parts of the United States, but it kept me indoors most of the time, so I decided to give some thought to the one American president who I associate with Labor Day, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. To be historically correct, I should associate President Grover Cleveland -- a conservative Democrat…
Press on April Jobs Report: 'Unexpectedly' Good News, 'Scars' Healing
May 9th, 2017 10:45 AM
On Friday, the government reported that the economy added a seasonally adjusted 211,000 jobs, and that the unemployment rate dropped to a 10-year low of 4.4 percent. The day's press coverage had three noticeable highlights. The first was the headline at the Associated Press's coverage — "US JOBS DATA SHOW SOME SCARS FROM RECESSION FINALLY HEALING."
Politico Shocked at Positive-Thinking Americans Outside Media Bubble
April 29th, 2017 3:37 PM
The story is a revealing look inside the liberal media bubble. Over here at Politico is this headline “The Strange Psychological Power of ‘Fox & Friends.’” But it’s the sub-headline that provides the real look inside both the liberal media bubble and the left-wing mind. That would read: “Unrelenting positivity has a powerful warping effect on your thinking…
Pro-Obama Author: Trump May Repeal Legacy of ‘Every President'
January 11th, 2017 5:22 PM
Next Tuesday, three days before the current POTUS becomes an ex-POTUS, Jonathan Chait’s Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail will be published. On Tuesday, New York magazine, where Chait is the chief political pundit, ran an excerpt from the book in which he claimed, “The truth is that Obama enacted careful, deep, and mostly popular…