Andrew Torre

Trump’s most impervious wall: Melania?

The First Lady’s opposition to her husband must gall him, as his stupidity, infidelity, mendacity, and egocentricity must her. So why does she put up with it?

A man like Donald Trump who can't see beyond himself is bound to run into a wall - and I don't mean the one he wants to build on the Mexican border.

The Mueller investigation could be such a wall. With its possibilities of uncovering illegal collusion with a foreign nation, obstruction of justice stemming from the dismissal of James Comey, or other illegal financial manipulations, the investigation could well mean the unseating of President Trump.

But the most impervious wall he may hit could be his own wife, Melania Trump.

There are many perks to being a First Lady: prominence, wealth, a place in history, a public pulpit, etc. But one has to wonder what price Melania Trump is paying for her enviable position, since it's contingent upon marriage to a misogynist, a philanderer, a solipsist, a compulsive liar, and a man devoid of empathy - a possible sociopath.

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Women poised to surge to political power

A welcome phenomenon is sweeping the country: a long-oppressed group is coming to the fore and shaping more progressive contours in the political landscape. And I'm not talking about African-Americans, whose women in the deep-red state of Alabama unexpectedly elected a progressive senator over a traditional, morally tarnished right-winger.

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Trump’s authoritarianism comforts those who don’t see their own power

One segment of our politically divided nation consists of what is generally referred to as “the religious right” - an ultra-conservative minority group that forms the core support for President Donald Trump. There seems to be a profound inconsistency in this support, since Trump's personal conduct - especially his...

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