National Newswatch

Trump is no genius, but he’s smart at playing dumb

Jan 8 2018 — Sarah Kendzior — From his days as a tabloid staple to his scandal-ridden campaign, Donald Trump operated under the rubric that there is no such thing as bad publicity. As long as the focus was on him – and as long as a ruthless team of NDA-granting lawyers could help him buttress the blows – all attention was […]

Gutting net neutrality is a death knell for the resistance

Nov 27 2017 — Sarah Kendzior — From the moment he launched his campaign in June, 2015, Donald Trump’s every tweet, threat and conspiracy theory has been logged and scrutinized, championed by his propagandists and critiqued by his protesters, and transformed into memes and viral tracts. We Americans may be a captive audience to our reality-TV star who thinks he’s an authoritarian, […]

The Trump ship may finally be sinking

Aug 21 2017 — Sarah Kendzior — Over the past month, President Donald Trump threatened nuclear war with North Korea, flirted with military action in Venezuela, equated neo-Nazis and white supremacists with the anti-racist activists who protest them, thanked foreign adversary Russia for expelling U.S. diplomats, turned a Boy Scout jamboree into something resembling a fascist youth rally, banned transgender military personnel […]

Trump family troubles: Who will protect Donald Jr.?

Jul 11 2017 — Sarah Kendzior — When Donald Trump Jr. was 12, he told his father what he thought of him. “How can you say you love us? You don’t love us! You don’t even love yourself. You just love your money,” he said, according to a September 1990, Vanity Fair profile. The young Trump was reeling from his parents’ bitter […]