If I had more confidence and time I would write something about our modern obsession with sincerity and authenticity. We want it from our burgers and our furniture. We want a narrative that tells us our chest of draws or cheeseburger is more than just a product. It has to have a story, a narrative, … More Sincerity, authenticity and truth in America
Barack Obama made clear in his final news conference as president that he was ready to intervene if his successor went too far. It took 10 days. Frm Pres @BarackObama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country. pic.twitter.com/X5Fk3xRDEX — Kevin Lewis (@KLewis44) January 30, 2017 It’s a big … More Barack Obama’s first intervention
View this post on Instagram I learned today Senator Chuck Schumer's middle name is Ellis. After his uncle A post shared by Rob Crilly (@rob.crilly) on Jan 29, 2017 at 12:37pm PST Full context: The senator for New York was giving a press conference on Donald Trump’s moves to tighten entry to the US for … More Chuck Schumer’s middle name
So Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil chief executive, has finally been announced as Donald Trump’s nomination for Secretary of State. It feels a very “Trumpian” pick – a business giant known for his deal making but with no political experience – and he will blend easily into a cabinet of billionaires and generals. The thing I like … More Steve Coll on Rex Tillerson
Notice anything about Donald Trump’s abortion debacle yesterday? Not the obvious stuff, about how he angered not just liberals but also the pro-life lobby, who have worked hard to avoid the obvious logical end point of their policies and the criminalisation of women. First, there was the rapid clarification or u-turn, depending on your view. … More Donald Trump gets a press operation
Two politicians, one in a book and the other a “conversation with”. One is Barack Obama, the other is Donald Trump. Not so very dissimilar in some ways… Just the level of hyperbole… Our infrastructure is terrible, and it’s only getting worse and more expensive to fix. It’s already costing the American people an estimated … More Obama or Trump?
Forget the circus act, ignore the hooplah, put aside the boos. What did Donald Trump tell us last night? I’ve pulled out three key passages from last night that I think give us an idea of Donald Trump’s strategy and his end game: Get in behind Jeb Bush, leverage his position and walk away with … More Trump’s end game