February 18, 2018
National Columnist Blair Bess (Cagle Syndicate)
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Hell hath no fury – or fire – like a president scorned. After weeks of equivocating, President Trump has finally blasted the Saudi government for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and its subsequent cover-up.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s recent warning to the United Nations Security Council that civil unrest in Nicaragua poses a threat to the stability of Central America may have set the stage for Donald J. Trump’s “Wag the Dog” moment.
After railing against the FBI, the intelligence community, and the Department of Justice, the character of Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), chair of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, is increasingly being called into question.
This is a nation of neighborhoods, though it often seems we’ve drifted far afield from the “kinder, gentler” one former President George H.W. Bush spoke of nearly three decades ago; the kind espoused by Fred Rogers.
Now is the time to politicize gun violence. In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, how can we not?