David Fagin

Closing In: Trump Presidency Leaking as Storm Over Russia Scandal Intensifies 4

Closing In: Trump Presidency Leaking as Storm Over Russia Scandal Intensifies

resident Trump is only a month into his administration and the ship of state is already sinking, not just because its captain is steering it right into an iceberg that everyone, but him, plainly sees. He has a bigger problem on his hands, the storm growing over his Russia scandal. As much as the president refuses to see, or acknowledge it, the scandal is being fueled by leaks on all sides that are doing more damage than the approaching iceberg. ... Read More...
Imagine Obama Legacy Without GOP Sabotage, And the Disaster That Awaits 8

Imagine Obama Legacy Without GOP Sabotage, And the Disaster That Awaits

As we careen, head-on, toward Jan. 20 like a locomotive with no brakes, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on President Obama’s legacy and wonder what might have been if Republicans in Congress hadn’t sabotaged and obstructed him at every turn without any regard for the nation’s welfare. Obama may have been set up to fail, but he will still go down in history as one of the nation’s great presidents.... Read More...
North Carolina Legislature 'Power Grab' Portends Trump-Style Corruption 10

North Carolina Legislature ‘Power Grab’ Portends Trump-Style Corruption

The North Carolina state legislature has showed exactly what the nation can expect in the coming months from President-elect Trump and his power hungry, bible-toting, corporate-controlled cabinet. And it ain’t pretty. Just days after incumbent Republican Pat McCrory lost to Democratic challenger Roy Cooper, the Republican-controlled Senate, under the guise of “Disaster Relief,” quietly repealed a majority of the incoming governor’s powers.... Read More...
Donald Trump Saddles Up Four Horsemen for Looming Environmental Apocalypse 12

Donald Trump Saddles Up Four Horsemen for Looming Environmental Apocalypse

Donald Trump is carrying out his plans for unlimited fossil fuel production with the selection of four top cabinet picks who will lead the United States into an environmental Apocalypse in an effort to extract every last dollar of energy from the earth. The nefarious gang of four includes Rick Perry as Energy Secretary, Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Secretary, Cathy McMorris Rodgers as Interior Secretary and ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.... Read More...
Donald Trump Shameful Sit-Down With David Petraeus Reeks of Hypocrisy 14

Donald Trump Shameful Sit-Down With David Petraeus Reeks of Hypocrisy

Donald Trump, in his search for a Secretary of State for his Clown Car administration, opened a dialogue with none other than David Petraeus, former Director of the CIA, former Commander of front-line troops through CENTCOM, and, um, oh yeah – convicted criminal. The fact that Trump is seriously considering him for another sensitive, high-level government job, is not only reckless, but rife with hypocrisy. ... Read More...
Donald Trump's Darkest Election Legacy May Be Lasting Distrust of Voting Process 16

Donald Trump’s Darkest Election Legacy May Be Lasting Distrust of Voting Process

Donald Trump’s claims about a “rigged election” may be one of the darkest legacies of his presidential campaign. When citizens, by and large, can not trust the voting process by which leaders are elected, the very foundation of our democracy is threatened with collapse. Trump’s vote fraud claims, which continue to roil two weeks after the election, are a case study in the dangers of irresponsible campaign rhetoric.... Read More...
The Trump Syndrome: A Disaffected Voter Weighs In on New Post-Election Zeitgeist 18

The Trump Syndrome: A Disaffected Voter Weighs In on New Post-Election Zeitgeist

If, like me, you have a twisted, acidic, contempt-filled knot in your stomach over the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, don’t panic. It’s a normal reaction to a sexist, misogynistic megalomaniacal con man winning the highest office in the land. Call it the “Trump Syndrome.” You obviously have the foresight to recognize what we’re in for, for at least the next four years, if not much, much longer.... Read More...

David Fagin

David Fagin is a New York writer, producer and musician. His resume boasts an incredibly diverse range of contributions, from top news sites such as Salon, TheImproper, AOL News, Yahoo and The Huffington Post to a wide-range of humorous entities such as The Onion, The Muppets, Comedy Central, Dennis Miller, and Howard Stern. He is fascinated by technology and social media and the seemingly love/hate relationship we have with the changing world. He is also a food snob.