The Comey firing: Watergate redux?

What you heard: President Trump firing James Comey is POTUS’s “Watergate Moment” ™ What it is: James Comey served as FBI Director from September of 2013 until yesterday. Before his… storied… tenure as Director, he had various roles in the US Justice Department and did a stint in the private sector as General Counsel at Lockheed Martin and Bridgewater… Read More The Comey firing: Watergate redux?

Why “Political Correctness” became a dirty term

What you heard: Jeff Sessions, an Explainher fave, questioned the legitimacy of a Hawaiian federal judge. Then, when faced with backlash for his comments, he complained that “no one has a sense of humor anymore.” What it is: Jeff Sessions is the Attorney General of the United States; you can read all about the racist Kreacher here. The questioning came… Read More Why “Political Correctness” became a dirty term

the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

What you heard: President Trump tweeted that he would not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this year. What is is: The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is an annual event attended by White House administration officials, the press corps, and – lately – some additional famous Hollywood faces. Begun in 1921, it was traditionally dinner… Read More the White House Correspondents’ Dinner