Comparing what Donald Trump can be doing to what he chooses to do, we’re better off with him on the links.

President Trump and Prime Minister Abe Golfing. Source: The White House, Flickr (taken May 25, 2019).

In 2019, long-time sportswriter Rick Reilly alleged in his book that U.S. President Donald Trump is a massively obnoxious golfer. Kicked balls, fake handicaps, and tossing opponents’ balls into sandtraps? Seems like the man shouldn’t be playing the gentleman’s game. As it happens, many people agree, as various mainstream and social media have made note of the president on the golf course as millions are sacrificing during COVID-19 social distancing.

The golfing aspect is not a new point of…

The 2020 U.S. presidential election is too important to condone online nonsense.

Many of my conversations lately. Image created in iFakeTextMessage

I’d like to take you all back to a simpler time: 2005. Back to a time where a controversial and incompetent president was starting his second term in office, the Democratic party was recovering from a blundered election season, and the world was in a scary, scary situation. Sorry, maybe not so much simpler, but here’s one fun memory from March 14, 2005.

Philosopher Harry Frankfurt became a short-lived media sensation with the republication of his 1986 essay, “On Bullshit,” which put him on The New York Times…

We need more than a good VP candidate. We need one who campaigns.

Photo: Gage Skidmore at Flickr.

With Bernie Sanders now out of the race, former U.S. Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is now tasked with unseating President Donald Trump. Defeating a popular incumbent is never a small task, but Joe Biden has a lot more to worry about than usual. Whom he picks as his running mate in the coming days can dramatically shift perceptions of his own candidacy, and my suggestion would be to bring Andrew Yang into the fold as nominee for Vice President.

Playing the profiles…

Whether the White House advisor is qualified or not, he’s terrible at telling.

Jared Kushner does not explain himself well. Image: DonkeyHotey on Flickr

As the COVID-19 crisis worsens, White House senior advisor Jared Kushner spoke his way into some controversy this last week. A controversial statement coming from this White House? I understand, not a shocker, but what turns one’s head is the source of the comment. Kushner has turned keeping a low political profile into an art form, so the fact that he has incited people — by speaking, for a change — merits a moment’s reflection. …

It’s time to organize the case against re-electing Donald Trump.

As voters have been anxiously pondering for months (if not years) whether or not incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump will win re-election this November, it is worth recalling the reasons against this president being in power are not only numerous and compelling, but often know little political divide. Aggravated liberals are one thing, but voters of all politics should be able to identify specific incidents where the country’s chief executive acted in manners unbecoming of the office. …

Garrett DeHond

Academic, language lecturer, writer, baseball fanatic. Lives in South Korea.

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