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  • Donald Trump’s rant against Nancy Pelosi was a ‘planned tantrum’: Trump biographer

    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio railed against the president after he stormed onto the Rose Garden and bizarrely lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY.) Trump stormed out of a meeting on infrastructure after Pelosi said that he was engaged in a "cover-up." "What does Trump erupting look like?" CNN's Brooke Baldwin asked. "I think the president erupting looks a little bit like what you

  • The world’s saddest plant is helping me understand my daughter’s teen years

    Just when it looks so skeletal and lifeless that I’m sure there’s no hope, it will summon up whatever resources it has and burst into bloom.
  • What’s behind Donald Trump’s astounding avalanche of lies? Nothing good

    So Donald Trump has told 10,000-plus lies, or “misstatements,” since taking office as president. So what? All those lies, and what sense have we made of them? That’s the first question that really matters: What sense can we make of an avalanche of lies designed to overwhelm our capacity to make sense of anything? The second question is also important: What can we do about them? This article first appeared in Salon. One thing should be