"Rising to the bait" is a fishing term.
Last year, during the presidential campaign, I told Bill O'Reilly, then of Fox News, that things would not end well for Donald Trump, that even if he somehow won the election, given his erratic behavior, his would be a tumultuous presidency.
I've been meaning to write this column for years. The inspiration will invariably come some warm May evening as I am standing in the lobby of a downtown hotel and, suddenly, a limousine sweeps up and disgorges these boys in crisp tuxes, these girls in sparkly dresses, T-shirts and hoodies abandoned for the night, looking handsome and gorgeous and startlingly adult as they seek the ballroom where the prom is being held.
To everything there is a season, the Bible and Pete Seeger told us. The season to impeach Donald Trump may come, or it may not. Trying to do it now would be like harvesting sweet corn before it's ripe, yielding something stunted and indigestible.
Boy, wouldn't it be great to get that mentally unstable thug out of the Oval Office?
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said Marx.
Dear Republicans: So how much more will it take? What else do you need to see?
For a while now Democrats have had about as much confidence in FBI chief James Comey as they have in Donald Trump, which is next to none -- and I'm being generous.
Don't trust the media? Most people (according to media reports) don't. And that's fine because we all live in a new day. Anyone with internet access can go on endless fact-finding missions all by themselves. News is bountiful.
1. Voice of the people: Frank "Mike" Batson LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)
2. Slimantics: Self-flagellation or conscience? LOCAL COLUMNS
3. Our View: Legislative malpractice DISPATCH EDITORIALS
5. Froma Harrop: Campus liberals are too easy to bait NATIONAL COLUMNS