Dan Rather

Dan Rather

Journalist, storyteller, and lifelong reader. A Texan, by birth and by choice. Author of WHAT UNITES US. https://t.co/uhwukT5WuM

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Donald Trump has a long history of throwing his name on things others have built. It looks like he’s trying to do that now to Obamacare.

I think most Americans know when they are being mugged of their democracy.

A tough, fair interview. A master class in how to ask questions and demand answers.

He is not joking. He doesn’t joke. And those who say he is joking know this very well.

Donald Trump’s health care “plan” has less meat than a vegan thanksgiving.

I sense a heckuva lot of people are pretty darned committed to voting. #WhatUnitesUs 

It appears that the real definition of “hoax” is the “business mogul” America saw on The Apprentice.

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!”


The Trump re-election strategy seems to be to argue that only Donald Trump can save America from Donald Trump’s America.

I can imagine no other president in my lifetime failing to address the nation in a prime time speech during a crisis such as this. On the other hand, I cannot imagine another president whose words would be less welcome by so many of his fellow citizens.

Watching President Obama’s graduation address tonight I think I finally understand Obamagate. It’s the scandal of having a president being able to speak with empathy, humor, insight, inspiration and in complete and coherent sentences.

So much news today, but don't overlook the voting debacle happening right now in Georgia. This is a dire wakeup call for November - long lines, broken machines. It is a national outrage that undermines the legitimacy of our democracy.

A reminder: It’s illegal to vote twice. But not to impeach twice.

The coronavirus is at record numbers. It's raging out of control. Where the hell is the federal government? Where the hell is our national leadership? I cannot imagine this level of dereliction of duty in any other administration I have seen in my (long) lifetime.

Perhaps Donald Trump doesn’t like the Postal Service because it delivers.