Who benefits today from folding the evidence of Russian intervention in American democracy into a narrative about the continuation of an endless Cold War? And where does Trump desire for a military parade fit within this narrative? Our suspicion is that both the parade as timely display of US military might and the claims of […]

Trump’s response to the Rob Porter episode is the latest in a series for our abuser in chief defending himself via his kind of man (Roy Moore, Roger Ailes, Corey Lewandowski etc). And nowhere to be heard from our leaders are the voices of the survivors of men’s abuse. But, with such abuse and its […]

We have only allocated an hour to write this post, so we don’t have time to discuss that infamous memo (we mean here the Nunes memo, not Trump himself) Given this time-crunch we’re merely going to see how the posts from our allocated two week period from last year (Jan. 23-Feb 5) fit into the […]

From January 2017 (“From this day forward, it’s only going to be America first, America first.”) to January 2018 (“America first, doesn’t mean America alone”), we have been suffering Trump’s monotonous solution meant to pivot from what he dubbed ‘this American carnage’ (aka anything prior to Trumptime). The doomsday phrase ‘American carnage’ sent journalists scurrying […]

“The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it.” Sure, the idiotic idea of your never-to-be-built-wall may have emerged, fully-formed, from your head, like some phantom Athena (the “Wall”). But this Wall remains a figment of your limited imagination no matter how many real-time revisions […]

As tempted as we are to unleash one of Haitian artist Kettly Noël’s zombies (see Oct. 16) to avenge the racist president for his ‘shit hole’ countries remark, instead we want to take you back to those 30 minutes in Hawaii on Saturday morning, when islanders were reacting in horror to the message announcing an […]

We have spent the last week imagining what it would have been like to have been flies on the wall of Michael Wolff’s first days inside the White House. If we were able to use some form of time-travel-metamorphosis machine to transport and transform ourselves, through time and space, we wish we were there at […]

Happy New Year from Minus Plato! As promised in our final post of last year – following our year-long project of daily posts (‘Minus Plato Today’) – we will be now posting on a weekly schedule (every Monday). In each of these weekly posts we will develop a triple-action process of return, reform and refresh. […]