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Look. I'm trying to play nice here.

The only thing that amazes me more than the propensity of our child president to stretch the truth (often far past the point of breaking), demonstrate a degree of cluelessness about our Constitution, or system, and our way of life which I frankly would not have been possible in a person even remotely interested in politics or had even visited America much, and spin embarrassing and even utterly disastrous news into glorious triumphs is the capacity of partisan Republicans to rationalize everything he does and says into normality and even reasonableness.

Nevertheless, I even though I don't necessarily reach the same conclusions he does about what Mr. Trump does, I admire Ben Shapiro's characterization of himself as "sometimes Trump." Can't claim that label myself; the guy is never mature enough or psychologically stable enough or even competent enough to be president. But I do honor what I understand Shapiro to mean by the term, and I try to emulate him in modeli…

Joe Biden caves on the Hyde Amendment- and a serious proposal

Joe Biden, who leads the 2020 Democratic presidential field by double digits and has significant leads over President Trump in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan- all blue-color states crucial to Mr. Trump's unexpected victory in 2016, and even leads the president in blood-red Texas (!)- used to be pro-life. And as late as yesterday, the former vice-president maintained his support for the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Federal funds for abortion.

But after intense criticism from his far-left opponents for the Democratic nod, Biden reversed his position to conform to left-wing orthodoxy only 24 hours after reaffirming his support for the Hyde Amendment.

“If I believe health care is a right, as I do," the Democratic front-runner blathered, "I can no longer support an amendment that makes that right dependent on someone’s ZIP code.”

The problem, of course, is that abortion isn't "health care" no matter how many times Democrats and the left claim that…

The Trumpster Fire in a nutshell: why the guy has gotta go

Early this morning, as he arrived in England for a state visit, our nation's Tweeter-in-Chief embarrassed both himself and the nation he leads yet again and did so in a way which illustrates all too well why he is unqualified to be President of the United States.

He was to have lunch with Prime Minister Theresa May, but after this morning's presidential tweet the luncheon was canceled by 10 Downing Street.

He did meet with the queen. There had been speculation that perhaps that gracious lady would find a reason to cancel the meeting, but she didn't.

So what did Mr. Trump have to say this morning as Air Force One prepared to touch down? Well, he simply couldn't resist the temptation to further compound a blunder he himself made a couple of years ago, and which seems to have been the birth of an obsession.

The two have a history. In December of 2015, candidate Trump proposed that Muslims be banned from the United States. Mayor Khan, who himself is a Muslim,  quite prope…