Biden's use of Arabic, mask etiquette, translation challenges and other observations.
Craig Calhoun“"In tonight's presidential debate the President said the 'Portland Sheriff' supports him," tweeted Sheriff Mike Reese. "As the Multnomah County Sheriff I have never supported Donald Trump and will never support him."
The first presidential debate devolved into chaos and name-calling. President Trump trampled decorum and refused to condemn white supremacists. Joe Biden said at one point, “Will you shut up, man?” The far-right Proud Boys celebrated the president’s...
Craig CalhounCancellation would be an improvement. Or at least turn off the microphone of a bully who interrupts too much.
“The Commission on Presidential Debates said on Wednesday that it would make changes to the format of this year’s remaining match-ups.”
President Trump headed to the debate with a mixed martial artist as a guest, and advice for handling questions about his $750 tax payments.
Craig Calhoun“Mr. Trump delivered a performance that amounted to shouting his Twitter feed at former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. while Mr. Biden was speaking.“
And yes, it was ugly.
The New York Times
It would be a relief simply to have a President who doesn’t abuse the office as a colossal grift. But a new President must also address the failures that have been festering in American life for decades.
Many Trump supporters do not believe that he can or will lose, and say he would be justified in questioning whether Democrats manipulated the outcome. But some believe a loss is a loss.
Craig CalhounYes, Trump voters accepting his refusal to commit to transferring power smacks of cult delusion. But if so, this reflects problems in American democracy political elites (and the rest of us) have tolerated for far too long.
Donald Trump’s tax returns illustrate the profound inequities of the tax code and the shambolic state of federal enforcement.
Craig CalhounImportant not to let Donald Trump's individual crimes and manipulations distract all attention from the systemic failures - in the US tax system and in much else.
The Picture of a Broken Tax System