Unpacking The Mooch’s White House Communications Memo

I must confess to rubbing my hands together and snickering with glee when I heard that The Mooch had posthumously released his master plan for fixing the White House Communications Office. After his frothing attacks on his brand-new colleagues led to his immediate ouster, I figured his “plan” would be an exercise in utter bluster and machismo. … More Unpacking The Mooch’s White House Communications Memo

The Real Reason Trump Won’t Pardon His Friends and Family.

The national media convulsed last week with the leaked revelation to the Washington Post that President Trump was seeking guidance from his legal advisors about whether he could pre-emptively pardon his close associates and family as a way of shutting down the Russia investigation. Even better, he was exploring the possibility of SELF-pardons. Now, there … More The Real Reason Trump Won’t Pardon His Friends and Family.

Great Breakdown of Kellyanne Conway Interview Tricks

This 6-minute video does an excellent job explaining the basic techniques of evasion and confusion used by Presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway every single time she’s interviewed on TV. My only disagreement is that Vox appears to believe she’s good at it. Where I’m of the opinion that if you can see the card tricks, the … More Great Breakdown of Kellyanne Conway Interview Tricks

Fantastic Twitter Thread Explaining How We Got Here

I’m not a huge Twitter user, probably because I stink at being succinct. But every once in a while a Twitter thread comes along that uses brevity to its advantage. Take the 5 minutes to read through this one. I’m linking first to The Stranger article that published the relevant part rather than  directly to … More Fantastic Twitter Thread Explaining How We Got Here

The Last Diplomat

I’m glad to see my friend and client Robin Raphel getting some justice in this WSJ feature story after the FBI and DOJ went after her for doing her job as one of the top experts and diplomats dealing with Pakistan. I fear we’re entering an era where old-school diplomacy is even more of a … More The Last Diplomat

Even Hillary is trying to take advantage of “Bad” Polling

Updating from yesterday. Even the Clinton Campaign is trying to present the tightening of polling as a reason to contribute to her campaign. She’s actually advertising that her opponent is WINNING based on a single polling data point despite the fact that an average of polling shows her well ahead, especially if you dismiss the … More Even Hillary is trying to take advantage of “Bad” Polling