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Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn't Obama Impeached? for 01/18/2018

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800

In the era of President Donald Trump, Democrats think presidents should be impeached over policy differences.

In Trump's case, the Democrats accuse him of winning the election by "colluding" with Russia to win. After nearly a year of investigations, there does not appear to be any evidence. Yet many Democrats have already called for impeachment.

Updated: Thu Jan 18, 2018

Where's Hollywood's Apology for Donating to the Clintons While Ignoring Sex Abuse Allegations Against Them? for 01/11/2018

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800

In President Donald Trump era, Hollywood has become more political and less entertaining, while Washington, D.C., has become more entertaining and less political. The theme of this year's Golden Globes awards show was "Time's Up," the movement to salute the women who have come forward to tell their stories of sexual abuse, assault or harassment in the workplace.

Actress Reese Witherspoon said, "I want to thank everyone who broke their silence this year and spoke up about abuse and harassment. You are so brave. ... So people out there who are feeling silenced by harassment, discrimination, abuse: Time is up. We see you, we hear you, and we will tell your stories."

Updated: Thu Jan 11, 2018

Instead of 'Infrastructure Investment,' How About Killing Davis-Bacon? for 01/04/2018

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800

Is there a difference between President Barack Obama's "stimulus" and President Donald Trump's "infrastructure investment"? Despite costing $800 billion, most economists do not believe Obama's "stimulus" program did much stimulating. During the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt's secretary of Treasury wrote in his diary that the New Deal spending, designed to rescue the economy, was not working. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau wrote: "We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. ... I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises. ... I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started and an enormous debt to boot!"

Trump, in announcing his upcoming plans for 2018, said: "Infrastructure is, by far, the easiest. People want it, Republicans and Democrats. We're going to have tremendous Democrat support on infrastructure, as you know. I could've started with infrastructure. I actually wanted to save the easy one for the one down the road. We'll be having that done pretty quickly."

Updated: Thu Jan 04, 2018

Why is Maxine Waters Silent on The Terrorist Drug-Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down? for 12/28/2017

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., once falsely accused President Ronald Reagan's CIA of all but causing urban cocaine dealing in the '80s. She claimed that Reagan, by working with Nicaraguan drug dealers to defeat the communists running that country, colluded with them to created the urban drug epidemic. Never mind that The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times all debunked Waters' claim.

At a town hall meeting about these allegations, Waters shouted, "If I never do anything else in this career as a member of Congress, I'm gonna make somebody pay for what they've done to my community and to my people!" Yet as to "Politico's" bombshell claim that in order to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran, President Barack Obama allowed an Iran-funded Hezbollah terrorist/drug-dealing mastermind who worked for Russian President Putin to continue to operate. Yet Waters, who calls for President Donald Trump's impeachment, has said absolutely nothing.

Updated: Thu Dec 28, 2017

Suppose President Barack Obama Spent Year 1 Battling 'Collusion'? for 12/21/2017

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800

Imagine how Democrats, the media, academia and Hollywood would have reacted had the newly elected President Barack Obama, America's first black president, spent the first year of his presidency with his campaign and transition teams under investigation for "collusion" to steal the election.

Imagine if, from the very moment Obama won the election, Republicans reminded the country that Sen. Obama campaigned against what he considered President George W. Bush's dark, hawkish vision of foreign policy. And that Obama wanted to curry favor with Russia, whose assistance Obama wanted to secure the Iran nuke deal his administration so desperately wanted.

Updated: Thu Dec 21, 2017

Trump's 'Abysmal' Poll Numbers? What About Those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau? for 12/14/2017

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800

About a year into President Donald Trump's first term, the jury for much of the country and for most of the major media has returned its verdict: Trump is a failure. Trump is incompetent. Trump cannot lead. Trump has no legislative victories. Even former President Jimmy Carter said he had never seen a president so maligned in the media. Meanwhile former President Barack Obama all but compared Trump to Hitler.

Trump endures a nightly beating from the cast of late-night comedians who take turns calling Trump racist, sexist, dumb, inarticulate, overweight, overwrought and, of course, clueless. His reported consumption of 12 Diet Cokes per day provided material for the comics' writers. Nothing seems to be off limits, not even first lady Melania's choice of White House Christmas decor.

Updated: Thu Dec 14, 2017

Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers' Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late for 12/07/2017

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800

Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., hospitalized for an undefined stress-related illness, announced his retirement after serving more than 50 years in the House. Two other Conyers — a son and a great-nephew — immediately announced plans to vie for the elder Conyers' seat. The great-nephew said, "His doctor advised him that the rigor of another campaign would be too much for him just in terms of his health."

Despite his sudden retirement, Conyers "vehemently" denies all accusations that he ever committed sexual harassment. "My legacy can't be compromised or diminished in any way by what we are going through now," Conyers said in a radio interview from the hospital. "This too shall pass. My legacy will continue through my children."

Updated: Thu Dec 07, 2017

Dump Roy Moore for 11/30/2017

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800

It is a political, tactical and moral mistake for Republicans to continue backing Judge Roy Moore for Alabama's Senate seat.

In brief, he has been accused by multiple women of, decades ago, making unwanted and inappropriate sexual advances toward them when they were teenage girls — one as young as 14 — and he was in his 30s. At least four women say he initiated sexual contact with them.

Updated: Thu Nov 30, 2017

I Got Fired for Calling Out Liberal Hypocrisy on Clinton Accusers for 11/23/2017

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800

It was bizarre watching KABC TalkRadio in Los Angeles — my hypocritical ex-employer — hold a televised press conference. It turns out that one of the station's news anchors, Leeann Tweeden, claims Sen. Al Franken groped her. In 2006, Tweeden said, before Franken became a senator, he and she participated in a USO tour to entertain the troops in the Middle East.

But, claims Tweeden: "(Franken) repeated that actors really need to rehearse everything and that we must practice the kiss. I said 'OK' so he would stop badgering me. We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth.

Updated: Thu Nov 23, 2017

No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali for 11/16/2017

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800

GQ magazine named former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its 2017 "Citizen of the Year." In doing so, GQ overlooked NFL Houston Texans' J.J. Watt, who raised some $37 million for hurricane relief. Many of Kaepernick's supporters liken his protest to that of boxer Muhammad Ali, who refused to be inducted into the military. The comparison is not well-taken.

For whatever reason, Kaepernick chose not to give the magazine an interview, passing up an opportunity to clearly explain the purpose of his protest. At first, Kaepernick insisted his protest was about the alleged epidemic of police brutality against blacks. Shortly after he started his protest, Kaepernick said: "There's a lot of things that need to change. One specifically is police brutality. There's people being murdered unjustly and not being held accountable. The cops are getting paid leave for killing people. That's not right."

Updated: Thu Nov 16, 2017

Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell for 11/09/2017

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800

A Rasmussen poll taken in 2013 asked American adults, "Are most white Americans racist?" "Are most Hispanic Americans racist?" and "Are most black Americans racist?" Of the three groups, the winner was blacks.

Thirty-seven percent said most blacks were racist; 18 percent felt most Hispanics were racist; and 15 percent said most whites were racist.

Updated: Thu Nov 09, 2017

Our Ex-Presidents' Insincere Praise of 'American Generosity' for 11/02/2017

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700

All five living former Presidents recently came together at a benefit concert for victims of this year's devastating hurricanes. A month earlier, they broadcast an appeal for Americans to donate for hurricane relief efforts.

Former President Jimmy Carter praised the generosity of Americans: "Across this great country, Americans have answered the call." So did former President George W. Bush, who said, "That special calling that compels us when others are down to step up and do whatever it takes." Former President Barack Obama said: "We could not be prouder of the response of Americans. When they see their neighbors, when they see their friends, when they see strangers in need, Americans step up." Former President Bill Clinton said, "We've been volunteering since before the Constitution, when Benjamin Franklin organized the first volunteer fire department in Philadelphia."

Updated: Thu Nov 02, 2017

My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience for 10/26/2017

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700

I knew of Harvey Weinstein, and I'd heard that he possessed the power to make or break careers, that he was bombastic and that he pushed people around. But that pretty much was the extent of it. After all, this is Hollywood, where only a small percent of would-be actors and actresses in the Screen Actors Guild earn enough to make a full-time living in their chosen profession. In this town — and especially in the acting community — anxiety is the norm.

A friend and former studio executive once invited me to a cocktail party he was hosting to celebrate some recent milestone of his entertainment-industry company. It was, at least at first, a quiet wine and cheese kind of affair.

Updated: Thu Oct 26, 2017

Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave -- So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick for 10/19/2017

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, among others, praised the Weinstein accusers for their "courage." For decades, Weinstein, a big Democratic donor who could make or break Hollywood careers, apparently preyed on young women. Over 30 women have now come forth, with five alleging rape.

But where were Hollywood's social justice warriors the last 30 years?

Updated: Thu Oct 19, 2017

If 'No One Wants to Take Our Guns,' Stop Saying the Opposite for 10/12/2017

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700

Almost immediately after the Las Vegas shooting came the calls for "common sense" gun control. The quest almost always begins with a reassurance that "no one wants to take away your guns."

Not everyone read the memo.

Updated: Thu Oct 12, 2017

Trump Not Letting Media Turn Puerto Rico Into His 'Katrina' for 10/05/2017

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700

President Donald Trump punched back hard against the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, who accused him of insufficient concern about her island. In doing so, Trump shows that he learned from President George W. Bush's mistakes. Bush 43 seemed to expect a certain level of fairness and civility from the media.

When, for example, Sen. Ted Kennedy, about the prewar Iraq intelligence, said, "Before the war, week after week after week after week, we were told lie after lie after lie after lie," the Bush White House did not aggressively push back against that venomous assertion. When critics made the hideous accusations that President George W. Bush was "lying us into war," the White House did little to fight back. That, at least, is the assessment of both former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld, whom I had the privilege of interviewing. Cheney and Rumsfeld lamented their failure to aggressively and loudly refute the accusation. Why didn't they fight back? Both told me that they considered the charges so incredibly offensive and easily refuted that few would believe it.

Updated: Thu Oct 05, 2017

The National Anthem Protests -- Do Facts Matter? for 09/28/2017

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700

Where was the angry left when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the national anthem protests "dumb and disrespectful"?

Let's focus on the "dumb" part.

Updated: Thu Sep 28, 2017

'Uncle Tom' Is More Destructive Than the 'N-word' for 09/21/2017

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700

The pejorative "Uncle Tom" causes more damage than does the word "n——-."

The "N-word," when used by a white person as an epithet against a black person, is an insult, designed to convey to the recipient that he or she is a second-class citizen. It is designed to make one feel inferior. But it hasn't worked. My parents, as did the parents of my friends, said no one can make you feel inferior without your permission. Lesson learned. For decades, tests measuring self-esteem show that teenage black boys and girls test higher than do white boys and white girls.

Updated: Thu Sep 21, 2017

Moving the Goal Post on Racism for 09/14/2017

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700

In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. appeared on a BBC news show. The host asked King about Attorney General Robert Kennedy's prediction, an audacious one at the time, that a black man could be elected president in 40 years.

King thought it would not take that long: "There are certain problems and prejudices and mores in our society which make it difficult now. However, I am very optimistic about the future. Frankly, I have seen certain changes in the United States over the last two years that surprise me. ... On the basis of this, I think we may be able to get a Negro president in less than 40 years. I would think that this could come in 25 years or less."

Updated: Thu Sep 14, 2017

Harvey Shows America's Colorblind Spirit -- Bad News for Race Hustlers for 09/07/2017

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700

Hurricane Harvey reveals an America that many in the media seem not to know exists: a multi-ethnic, multiracial country where people, for the most part, get along. For those who claim that President Donald Trump "coarsened" our politics and "set back race relations," Hurricane Harvey was pretty bad optics.

Updated: Thu Sep 07, 2017