Blog Archives

Ordure, Chaos, Order

Some of it will stick

Posted in 2016 elections, Russia Tagged with: ,

The new President threw up all kinds of ideas, orders, and initiatives last week, presumably in hopes that some will find favor with Congress. How to understand what he’s doing?  I read the careful Saturday newspaper stories, each very good, all slightly different. (WSJ: “Trump’s Week One Off Script”. WP: “Reality Check: Many of Trump’s early vows will probably never happen”. NYT: “Misfires, Crossed Wires, and a Satisfied Smile in the Oval Office”. FT: “A Whirlwind Week in the White House”.)  The single most useful insight I came across was that of Politico’s Eliana Johnson, speaking on National Public Radio’s On