Official State Department Portrait

Years ago, at the White House Correspondents Dinner, I was waiting for an elevator down to the ballroom. Colin Powell and his wife Alma walk up, along with a security detail. An elevator opens up. The security guys jump on to check it out. Assuming he’s also going to the…

Here’s the thing: the narrative being pushed among Trump supporters including by Trump himself, is that the January 6th folk were just run-of-the-mill protestors, and therefore those in court right now are being unfairly prosecuted. After all, they didn’t actually kill or otherwise stop Mike Pence, or any other member…

Explaining his decisions on Afghanistan

Who “owns” it?

Biden. Period. Because he’s President. Now. About 80% of my Twitter feed is literally littered with spin trying to place blame elsewhere. And that blame may lay elsewhere. For me, if you’re looking for the “original sin”, it was in President Bush opening a second war in Iraq after already…

At the G7 summit with Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, this past weekend

And that could be good or bad for President Biden. And a lot of it based on timing. Some of which he may not have a lot of control over. Which is why he’s got to do infrastructure. …

It doesn’t matter if Trump thinks he’ll be “reinstalled” as President or not. It doesn’t matter that Trump shut down his blog due to lack of interest. Or what his pants look like. All the effort spent over multiple news cycles recently trying to externally pick apart the former President’s…

Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, while it was being built. Earlier this year, workers there rejected an attempt to unionize.

Otherwise, any infrastructure bill has got to raise taxes on corporations to help pay for it. President Biden kind of is and isn’t budging on that in negotiations with Republicans. In meetings with Republicans, he’s now proposing a kind of flat floor on corporate taxes, so big corporations can’t get…

Answering questions at news conference this week

The following is the most important thing President Biden said at his news conference, in my opinion. (If you want the video of him saying it, just click on the photo at the top of this piece). …

For proof one need look no further than this recent very comprehensive report published in the Columbia Journalism Review. Showing erosion in the industry accelerating in the wake of the pandemic. Including the complete shutdown of nearly 5 dozen news organizations since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic alone.

And…

Announcing every teacher will have access to vaccine by the end of this month

What do I mean by that? …

Final result of Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial: not a big enough margin to convict

Without fully rehashing Trump’s 2nd Senate trial, in which only 7 Republican Senators joined all Democrats voting to convict, let’s start by very quickly taking a step back and asking, first of all, why weren’t most Republicans in the House and Senate willing to impeach and convict Trump?

January 6th…

Eric J Scholl

Peabody award winning journalist. Streaming media pioneer. Played @ CBGB back in the day. Editor-In-Chief "The Chaos Report" www.thechaosreport.com

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