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Trump’s America: Let the spouses speak, I say

I have a wife. She has opinions. And sometimes — this part may surprise you — her opinions differ from mine. This can be frustrating for someone like me who enjoys being right all the time. But really, what am I supposed to do? I much prefer the company of people who possess their own...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 6:12pm

You think you know until you don't: What color are tennis balls?

There are some things we’re just certain of. The sky is blue, the grass is green, tennis balls are yellow. But then again, what if what we thought we knew was in question? Think about it: what color are tennis balls, really? Some, like myself, consider them to be yellow. Others say they...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:38am

Trump’s America: Mission creep in the White House

To declare “Mission Accomplished,” don’t you need to know what the mission is? That key step is still noticeably AWOL from Donald Trump’s victory dance on Syria. We’re pulling our troops out … maybe. We’re “establishing a strong deterrent against...

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 5:15pm

Encryption expert sheds light on Facebook's flaws and which app is next

The Cambridge Analytica scandal has many Facebook users riled and concerned about the security of their personal information. Even on Tuesday, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress, Facebook was issuing messages to users notifying them that users who had not signed up for suspicious apps...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 2:25pm

Trump’s America: Prepping the prez for Mueller’s perjury trap

Metro columnist Ellis Henican imagines a possible conversation between President Donald Trump and his attorney Ty Cobb as the two prepare for the president to face an interrogation from special counsel Robert Mueller. Attorney Ty Cobb: Special counsels don’t invite people over just...

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 4:39pm

The Foreman Forecast: DC’s Stingray swarm

The question from Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden seemed harmless. He asked the Homeland Security crew if they had noticed, by chance, any foreign operators using super-secret devices to spy on cell phones around the nation’s capital. Then the answer came back — well,...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 5:04am

Trump’s America: Happy Easter, you losers!

Christ has died, Christ has risen — Donald Trump is going to insult again. What? You thought that Easter, the holiest day of the Christian calendar, might soften the heart of America’s insult-spewing president? Then, you probably also believe in the Easter Bunny! Anyone hoping for a...

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 6:26pm

Trump’s America: Please, don’t let Trump be Trump!

Suddenly, the most volatile president in American history is spinning even more wildly out of control, hell-bent on ripping the handcuffs off and turning up the Trumpitude to 11. And you probably thought he was at full blast already. Just wait. Just wait. We’ve arrived at a deeply...

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 5:48pm

The Foreman Forecast: Stormy and the GOP

For years, Republicans have repeated an earnest trope about President Bill Clinton: He was not impeached for his repeated, sexual dalliances with a White House intern. He was impeached for lying about it. Despite Clinton’s tortured attempts to say he never really fibbed, this has hardened...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:06am

Trump’s America: Look who’s next on the White House firing line

Ready, aim…fire Robert Mueller! Isn’t that where Donald Trump is heading next? He’s sending out some dire signals, that’s for sure. In a barrage of increasingly furious weekend tweets, the angry president complained with fresh bitterness about the terrible unfairness of...

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 7:27pm

The Foreman Forecast: The loyal opposition

I’ve long believed that most of us — if we were given exactly our way — would become unmitigated train wrecks. As we pursued our agendas completely unfettered by opposition, we would alienate friends and family. We would drive trusted advisers into exile. And we would find that...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:03am

Trump’s America: Uncaged and unhinged! It’s re-election time!

Campaign Donald is uncaged again. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: When was he ever caged? Well, compared to the wild man who turned up over the weekend in Moon Township, Pennsylvania — yes, that’s really the name — the character who’s been seething...

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:27pm

The Foreman Forecast: Speak no evil

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg has greeted a subpoena to testify in the Russia investigation with the kind of diplomatic flair legends are made of. “Screw that,” he told CNN. “Why do I have to go? For what?” Nunberg, who says he has already spent several hours...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 5:05am

Trump’s America: How much for that Harley? Way more than it was

Jean-Claude Juncker put it best, with just the right amount of Euro condescension for America’s cloddish president. “We can also do stupid,” the chief of the European Commission said. Juncker is one of many sane people, inside and outside the United States, who are shaking their...

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 5:41pm

Trump’s America: Hotel Hell at Trump’s Tower in Panama

I have seen the future of the Trump presidency. It features an eviction notice, a document shredder and a bunch of agitated people peppering each other with angry insults. Kinda like the White House on a calm day! You’re probably still trying to make sense of Donald Trump’s crazed...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 6:01pm

Opinion: Do we have to celebrate every president?

Hope you had a nice Presidents* Day. Sorry about the asterisk, but I’m afraid we kinda need it. As you might have heard, things are getting a little sordid around the White House. No dis on George Washington, Abraham Lincoln or even Millard Fillmore. All past presidents have had their...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 4:35pm

Trump’s America: Just like old times at the Chaos House

Hey, look who’s back at the White House! It’s our old friend Chaos again! It wasn’t two weeks ago that Donald Trump peered into a teleprompter at a joint session of Congress and said words into a microphone. Actual words. One after another in the order they were written for him...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 4:01pm

The Foreman Forecast: Man of La Manchin

If you look at polls or study social trends, or if you ask any American, you’ll soon know how little faith voters have in the political system these days. Most don’t think the president is doing a good job. Even more don’t trust Congress. And every time some politico starts...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:06am

Trump’s America: What goes up … must come Donald

Live by the Dow. Die by the Dow. In last week’s State of the Union address, Donald Trump crowed loudly about how his soaring stock market “smashed one record after another!” And in fact, during Trump’s first year in office, the Dow Jones industrial average did go up 31.5...

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 5:08pm

Trump’s America: The state of the union is … graded on the Trump curve

Tuesday night, with everyone watching, Donald Trump gets to inform the American people — again! — just how brilliantly he is performing as president. And two-thirds of the country won’t believe him, the two-thirds with any heart left and even a couple of brain cells. Why should...

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 6:21pm