Dan Rather

Dan Rather

Journalist, storyteller, lifelong reader. Texan by birth and by choice. Author of STEADY http://steady.substack.com and WHAT UNITES US #WhatUnitesUs

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I wonder which day of the week Ivanka usually gets her allowance. Maybe not this time?

Grifters are going to grift.

What do you do when 31 domestic terrorists show up ready to riot? U-Haul them to jail. Sorry. Just popped into my head and I couldn’t help myself.

Funny what people will say when they’re under oath that they didn’t say earlier when it could have made a big difference. Actually, it’s not funny at all. It’s outrageous, a shame that will follow their names into history.

The Ginni Thomas story is not going away. It’s like peeling back the layers of a rotten onion.

If John Eastman’s testimony had a soundtrack it would be Beethoven’s Fifth.

If it takes 50 votes to confirm a Supreme Court justice, it should only take 50 votes to overrule them when they act like highly-partisan politicians.

Overturning Roe is already unpopular. What happens when local news stories emerge from around the country of the resulting hardship and tragedy? There will be faces and names that personalize our new world. And it will be heartbreaking.

I’m curious: which companies now paying for abortions for their employees also gave money to senators who voted to confirm the justices who gutted this constitutional right?

Sometimes major setbacks precede, and even spur, transformational victories.


The audio of Trump with the Georgia secretary of state. Wow. It’s like telling the Nixon tapes to “hold my beer.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci is an American hero. Retweet if you agree.

Maybe a new slogan for Fox News should be: “For those who can’t handle the truth.”

News anchors looking into camera and reading a script handed down by a corporate overlord, words meant to obscure the truth not elucidate it, isn't journalism. It's propaganda. It's Orwellian. A slippery slope to how despots wrest power, silence dissent, and oppress the masses.

Just a thought: Which should be considered more “marginal” - believing in Santa at age 7 or not believing in climate change at age 72?

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.

Can we at least recognize that “Court Packing” at all levels of the judiciary has been the Republican playbook for decades? Asking for Merrick Garland.

I’m getting pretty tired of these news cycles where we have endless dances over whether the President meant what he said. Don’t his actions speak loudly enough?