Mr. Trump's glandular, impulsive and often vindictive character is the only reliable signal in the noise that is his presidency. Any conspiracy theory that doesn't take this into account is not likely to pan out.
Even before the ink on the Constitution was dry, men in power have taken advantage of women. For the most part, those activities were pretty much relegated to the scandal sheets of their times, but in today’s wired world, accusations of sexual improprieties spread at the speed of light.
His Justice Department will likely ignore the epidemic of African-Americans killed by police, and he is against consent decrees, legal agreements between the DOJ and local police departments with patterns and practices of abuse or constitutional violations, intended to curb the unchecked power of local cops.
It's easy to mock our Victorian forbears, with their formal manners and blind spots on race and gender. But they kept silent about their personal transgressions, even in the face of salacious reporting about them. And we could all stand to learn from that. Consider the first sex scandal in presidential politics, involving Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.
I find Michael Gisriel's announced bid for one of the District 12 delegate's seats offensive. Given the fine representatives who have served our District over the years, it is insulting to our previous delegates and voters that a disbarred attorney, one with a failed term as an unsuccessful Maryland delegate in the late 1980s and an avowed special interest lobbyist to boot, would have the gall to say he's going to represent the people of District 12.
It's sex, money and politics in New York and Virginia with former Congressman Anthony Weiner and former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer back from their scandals and on the campaign trail again, and Virginia's first family awash in swag.
Conventional wisdom says US journalism has higher standards than that of the Brits. But what about sites like TMZ and the major networks paying for interviews through the dodge of licensing fees? Will we pull back in wake of News of the World scandal?