President Donald Trump held a press conference this morning to announce his replacement pick for Secretary of Labor. He did this in, like, two minutes. (It’s Alexander Acosta and he’s going to be tremendously great and greatly tremendous. Very, very fantastic.) He then went on to chastise the media for their “out of control” reporting of […]Read more "Trump works his magic…kinda"
What is chaff, you ask? It is an aircraft countermeasure created in the WWII in which planes deployed clouds consisting of bits of aluminum or other materials to confuse radar and evade missiles. Basically, spray of bunch of shit in the air, bob and weave a bit, and hopefully it is enough to avoid detection. […]Read more "Trump is Human Chaff"
“At some point, we have got to recognize that we’re destroying our institutions.” Those words, spoken by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas last October, came in response to a question about the judicial confirmation process and the vacancy left on America’s high court by the untimely death of Antonin Scalia . Justice Thomas was quite obviously referring […]Read more "Neil Gorsuch and the Erosion of America’s Institutions"
Here at Back of the Class Politics we believe in keeping our friends close, so every now and again we’ll be showing off the handicraft of some of our very talented pals. One such pal is Peter Bedgood, a Los Angeles-based writer, comic, cartoonist and humorist extraordinaire. Known especially for his Human Bean comics, we expect Peter’s political cartoons […]Read more "“Bye Bye Miss American Pie”"
It looked like a slam dunk for Senate Democrats. President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, was his most unqualified pick and had a “study-for-the-final-the-night-before” type performance at her confirmation hearing. Highlights include: Dancing around the assertion that guns do not belong on school campuses because of possible grizzly bear attacks in Wyoming. […]Read more "Betsy DeVos: Get used to this feeling, Democrats."
The day after Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States, I took to Facebook to offer the following observation (which I went on to publish alongside similar reflections, for posterity): I have other friends and loved ones who, like me, are from conservative religious backgrounds. Many were Never Trumpers who, in the end, supported […]Read more "Liberals, We Did This To Ourselves"
In an interview with Chris Matthews, Kellyanne Conway, while trying to link President Trump’s refugee and immigrant travel ban to a six month period in 2011 when former President Obama slowed down the admittance of Iraqi refugees, said the following: I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban […]Read more "The Bowling Green Massacre: What it says about Trumpland’s Media Message"