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Ellis Henican

Trump’s America: The degenerate or the Democrat, Alabama decides

The chickens are coming home to Roy. Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, the God-fearing folks of white Alabama — last month, these brave souls were threatening to draw the line at child molesting, ready to abandon serial teen-dater Roy Moore in next week’s special election for a U.S....

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 6:13pm

New book reveals inner workings of Trump’s brain, for fun

New York-based journalist Ellis Henican has covered Donald Trump for many years, but his newest assignment proved to be among the most challenging: Get inside the president’s brain to expose its (il)logic, and be funny about it. Including illustrations from artist Randy Jones, Henican’s...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 10:52am

Trump’s America: Democratic harassers, Republican perverts and the self-confessed groper-in-chief

At last, we have found it: the final gasp of bipartisanship in Donald Trump’s Washington. Out-of-control horniness doesn’t lean left, and it doesn’t lean right. It springs from red states and from blue. Democratic harassers and Republican perverts march arm-in-arm together on a...

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 5:51pm

Trump’s America: Trump’s Twitter silence on teen dater Roy Moore

We’d all been waiting for this with no expectation that it would ever arrive: The topic so explosive it could make Donald Trump’s Twitter thumb go suddenly numb. It wasn’t Russian hacking to steal the 2016 election. He’s been tweeting like a madman denying that. It wasn...

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 6:08pm

Trump’s America: Moore sins in Alabama … Who cares?

So what will it take for Alabama Republicans to forsake Roy Moore? Apparently, this isn’t enough: An on-the-record report that the moralistic Ten Commandments judge, then a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, undressed and groped a 14-year-old hometown girl and dated three other local...

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 6:51pm

Trump’s America: How low can he go?

One year since his surprise election victory, Donald Trump has just captured another big win, though this one can’t exactly be called surprising. Trump is now the least popular president ever at this point in his term. In a staggering, 33-point landslide, he has defeated Obama, Bush, Clinton...

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 5:51pm

Trump’s America: Indictments? What indictments? Look over … there!

Keep your eyes OFF the ball! Focus instead on Hillary’s damn emails. Distract yourself with moldy conspiracies about Obama’s uranium sales. Heck, go retweet the president’s latest on #witchhunts, #fakenews and oppo-research #dossiers. Just don’t — I repeat don’...

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 6:07pm

Trump’s America: Danger! Danger! Rex Tillerson! Look Out Below!

So has Rex Tillerson been castrated or not? It’s never good when that’s the question people are asking about you. Republican Sen. Bob Corker was the one who first raised this painful possibility, charging that President Donald Trump had “publicly castrated” his own...

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 6:51pm

Trump’s America: Worst aim ever in the DC Corral

Another mass murder by gunfire, another paralyzed response from our political class: They’re shooting blanks again in Washington. Donald Trump blames “pure evil,” which is his way of saying there’s nothing anyone can do to try and stop it. On Capitol Hill, the only thing...

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 2:24pm

Trump’s America: In Puerto Rico, stuck on stupid again

Put Honoré in charge! If Donald Trump really wants to rescue the 3.5 million hurricane-ravaged American citizens of Puerto Rico, he needs to dump the rah-rah Homeland Security secretary who sees Washington’s response as a “good-news story” and is “very satisfied” with...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 1:42pm

Trump’s America: Knees across America

Sometimes, even the reddest meat goes rancid. Sometimes, even the cheapest political ploy can blow up in your hands. So it was with Donald Trump’s racially coded pandering this weekend against black professional athletes who chose to take a knee as the national anthem was played. Trump...

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 6:41pm

Trump’s America: Secretary of ‘Can I have your job now?’

World leaders are descending on the United Nations this week, and you know what that means: Manhattan traffic will be even more nightmarish than usual. Restaurant reservations will be impossible in Midtown – except at 5:15 or 11:30 p.m. And U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley will show everyone that...

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 5:35pm

Trump’s America: Harvey, Irma, Jose and Donald

Irma's slamming Florida. Jose's roiling the Atlantic. Houston's barely started drying out from Harvey. And Hurricane Donald is still wreaking its Category-5 havoc everywhere. The eye is centered in Washington, but the deadly squalls now extend from coast to coast. It has been eerie...

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 6:40pm

Trump’s America: DACA Dreamers, DACA nightmares

Dream on this, you little Dreamers: Six months from now, when Paul Ryan still hasn’t corralled his unruly House Republican caucus and Donald Trump’s DACA time bomb is about to go ka-boom, 800,000 of you will suddenly be— What? Where? Swept up in a mass deportation of young...

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 5:42pm

Trump’s America: Why stop the pardons with Sheriff Joe?

Pardon me. No, really. I’d like to be pardoned – wouldn’t you? Pardoned for crimes I’ve already committed, pardoned for crimes I am only now dreaming up. Mark my words: When it comes to Donald Trump’s presidential pardons, Sheriff Joe was just a practice round. Jared...

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 5:07pm

Trump’s America: Total eclipse of Donald’s decency

Aid and comfort to white supremacists. Confederate War statues treated like an oppressed minority group. Steve Bannon, out as Donald Trump’s senior advisor and back in his bunker at Breitbart.com, chortling to his locked-and-loaded comrades on the right: “I’ve got my hands back on...

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 5:11pm

Trump’s America: Blaming everyone and no one in Charlottesville

Denouncing the white supremacists, neo-Nazis and KKKers in Charlottesville – that should have been the easy part. But now that he’s stumbled so badly there, will the suddenly tongue-tied Donald Trump ever stop seeking alliances with race-baiting, alt-right extremists? Does he even want...

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 5:20pm

Trump’s America: Leak to me! Leak some more!

Where would we be without leaks? We’d be in the dark, that’s where. We’d be getting our news, such as it is, from Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Mike Dubke and the potty-mouthed Anthony Scaramucci. And, look, three of those four official mouthpieces (90 days, 88 days, 10...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 5:00am

Trump’s America: It’s a Cruella world for Donald and the Mooch

There’s a telling exchange in “101 Dalmatians,” the late-1990s Disney TV series. It comes in the episode “Bad to the Bone/Southern Fried Cruella.” Mooch, the bully dog, is taunting roly-poly Rolly, when one of Rolly’s friends speaks up. Spot: You know what...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:03am

Trump’s America: Fixing healthcare as easy as A-B-C-D

Plan A is dead. The Republicans’ seven-year promise to repeal and replace Obamacare never got the oxygen it needed in Mitch McConnell’s Senate. On Monday night, a third and a fourth Republican senator flatlined the so-called Better Care Reconciliation Act. Someone slapped a toe tag on...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 5:02am