In Wake of Zelensky Trip, Scarborough Extols 'Western Civilization'
On Thursday's Morning Joe, Ukrainian president Zelensky's speech to Congress stirred Joe Scarborough into a burst of pride and advocacy for "Western civilization," which must sound most offensive to the Systemic Racism folks in the MSNBC audience.
MSNBC's O'Donnell Compares John Fetterman to FDR & Winston Churchill
On Wednesday night's edition of MSNBC's The Last Word, host Lawrence O'Donnell went into damage-control mode in the aftermath of Tuesday night's Pennsylvania Senate debate where Democrat candidate John Fetterman proved to everyone watching that he is incapacitated from the stroke he suffered last spring, and is unqualified to serve in the United States Senate. Knowing that O'Donnell…
Meacham Tells CNN Voting Democrat Is Like Lincoln Saving The Union
Presidential historian Jon Meacham swung by Tuesday’s CNN Tonight for a segment that included several loony analogies, including that voting Republican is akin to voting for the Confederacy or the Knights of the Golden Circle, which naturally means that voting Democrat is like Abraham Lincoln saving the Union and Winston Churchill not surrendering to the Nazis.
Scarborough: In Dark Trump Days, I'd Sit At Night, Listen To Churchill
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough claims that during the "dark days" of Trump, he would sit at night with the lights off, and listen to the speeches of Winston Churchill, rallying the British people in the darkest days of WWII.
MSNBC Decries Republicans as 'Killers' and Fascists
Friday's edition of The 11th Hour on MSNBC devolved into hyperbolic name-calling when host Brian Williams compared Republicans to "killers" and the Lincoln Project's Steve Schmidt comparing them to fascists all while Democrats do nothing to stop them.
The Aukus Treaty, 30 Years of Calm?
Washington -- One of the unsung prophets of Aukus last week was the great British historian Andrew Roberts, who soon will be recognized throughout the English-speaking world as the man who has attempted to retrieve the reputation of King George III from the sneers of ... well, of people like me. His biography of George III will come out in early November, and of course, I have not had a chance…
An Evening with Don Rumsfeld and Winston Churchill’s Biographer
Washington — Donald Rumsfeld, the two-time secretary of Defense, adviser to presidents and three-term member of Congress, was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Aug. 23 after a stately ceremony in the cemetery's large chapel. His friends and associates filled the chapel, and I wish I could report on what luminaries were present, but I cannot. Everyone was wearing a mask. The media…
Not So Easy Summertime
There once were summertimes when the living was easy, as the song from the Broadway musical “Porgy and Bess” melodically reminds us. But not this summer, not with COVID-19 still spreading dangerously across the land and uncertainty over what happens next after the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. Before the entire world became glued to the internet, social media, and summer TV re-…
Jimmy Carter Is Redeemed
Looking back on the contradictory pronunciamentos uttered by President Joe Biden so solemnly over the last few months on the subject of Afghanistan, what has struck me is how inane they show him to be. When he was affirming that everything in Kabul, Afghanistan, was hunky-dory or when he was sounding the alarm, he was inane. His statements were vacuous. How did this man become president of the…
A Ceasefire Solves Nothing
In outlining the goal for winning the Persian Gulf War against Saddam Hussein for invading and occupying Kuwait in 1991, Gen. Colin Powell, then the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, “Our strategy to go after this army is very, very simple. First, we're going to cut it off, and then we're going to kill it.” The ceasefire announced last week between the terrorist organization Hamas…