Chris Weigant

Chris Weigant, political commentator, author, and blogger, has been a regular contributor to The Huffington Post since 2006. Chris describes his political outlook as “left libertarian.”

From Chris Weigant’s blog

Friday Talking Points [493] — Colluding In Plain Sight

President Donald Trump is now openly colluding with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, in everyone’s plain sight. That’s an astonishing thing to type, but there is simply no other way to put it. Trump is now Putin’s ultimate “useful idiot,” to resurrect an old Cold War term. The subject of whether the president of the United States ha [Read More…]
>Posted to on 21 July 2018 | 12:03 am

Historical Presidential Strength Versus Trump’s Weakness On Russia

President Donald Trump, who never met a superlative he didn’t love (when it describes him in glowing terms, of course), claimed after his disastrous performance in Helsinki this week that: “No president ever has been as tough as I have been on Russia.” That’s a pretty tall order, especially when many others are saying exactly the opposite — that [Read More…]
>Posted to on 19 July 2018 | 10:59 pm

The Real Double-Negative: Trump’s Non-Denial Denial

Does anyone truly believe President Donald Trump’s explanation of how he says he misspoke during his press conference with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin? Does anyone even believe that he knew what “double-negative” meant before his staff forced him to read his prepared statement? That second question is a stretch, but the first is [Read More…]
>Posted to on 18 July 2018 | 11:21 pm

Comrade Trump!

President Donald Trump loves to come up with sneering put-downs of his political opponents, both Democrats and Republicans alike. “Crooked Hillary” and “Lyin’ Ted Cruz” immediately spring to mind, but there are literally dozens of these snide Trump taunts to choose from. Trump has singlehandedly reduced the political game to the level of schooly [Read More…]
>Posted to on 18 July 2018 | 12:04 am

If I May, I’d Throw In Some Two Cents

President of the United States Donald Trump and Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin met today in Helsinki, Finland, and after their two-hour one-on-one meeting they gave a joint press conference. Trump wanted to make some history at the summit meeting, and the press conference certainly accomplished that — but not exactly in the way Trum [Read More…]
>Posted to on 17 July 2018 | 12:12 am

Friday Talking Points [492] — Super Callous Fragile Ego Trump You Are Atrocious

We certainly can’t claim authorship for that rather brilliant title. It was seen on a protest sign in the midst of the 100,000 people who marched in London in opposition to President Donald Trump’s visit to Britain. Accompanying the march was a giant “Trump Baby” blimp floating in the breeze, which depicted Trump in diapers with a cell phone i [Read More…]
>Posted to on 14 July 2018 | 12:57 am

Donald Trump’s Delusional Worldview

Lying about the scope of his electoral victory is rather minor, though. Having a delusional worldview while meeting with other nations’ leaders is quite another. That impacts America as a whole, because it serves to undermine our standing in the world. In Trump’s rather unique worldview, Europe and Canada are our enemies, while Russia and North [Read More…]
>Posted to on 13 July 2018 | 12:10 am

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One Response to Chris Weigant

  1. Nice rant. Obama only had the choice in the battlefield, not the decision to go to war. But let’s recap where we are: HHS has the responsibility and duty to define what health care is, based on the best available medical knowledge. The Bishops have determined not to cover contraception, therefore they are not providing health care to their employees, PERIOD. Now it’s up to employer and their employees, whether they are paid more in lieu of the health care benefit or drop it altogether, but either way the employees are then free to buy health care, through the exchanges according to their beliefs. It is the same reasoning you can’t pay your employees in rosary beads or prayers and call it wages. After all the island of Manhattan is not for sale and PrayerCare is not a substitute for health care. But as a progressive, perhaps the religious right would like to address the abomination created by the federal funding of faith-based initiatives. Since Obama has actually increased funding over Bush levels, a nice counter-punch on Obama from progressives, would solidify his religious creds.

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