Is Trump Really Crazy?

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
Michael Wolff's sensational exposé of the supposed chaos of the Trump White House is no doubt largely a mix of fantasy, exaggeration, and some accidental truth. The postmodernist author even admits that his own methodologies defy verification, and so leave it up to the reader to

Maybe Trump Is a Very Stable Genius After All

James Robbins, USA Today
Michael Wolff’s new semifictional book about the Trump White House has sparked a renewed wave of overwrought speculation about the president’s mental fitness. Not one to shy away from a fight, President Trump punched back that not only is he a successful chief executive, he's a “very stable genius” to boot. Dilbert creator Scott Adams took the matter a step further by arguing that proclaiming himself a “very stable genius” or “VSG” was itself a genius Trump move because that will be his “forever name.” Whether people use the...

Looking for a Stable Genius for President

Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker
The image of President Donald Trump’s mind as an empty wasteland—a void touched only by sudden storms and mirages—has a strong hold on members of both the Democratic and Republican parties. For Democrats, scorn for Trump’s intellectual abilities is of a piece with their rage at almost every aspect of his Presidency—indeed, at the very fact of his Presidency. And it’s as good an explanation as any for his Administration’s often incomprehensible actions. Sometimes his tweets read as the work of a malcontent tween, with boasts that are recklessly large....

Is Trump Mentally Fit for Office?

Bill Press, The Hill
Whatever you think of the Trump presidency, you must admit they'll have to rewrite the history books when it's over. We've had many kinds of presidents, but we've never had one like this before. We've never had a president so widely suspected of being mentally unstable, if not mentally ill.

About That Golden Globes Fiasco

Kyle Smith, National Review
On Golden Globes night, Hollywood preened in front of its black mirror as usual, but the degree to which it was blind to what was obvious to all observers was stranger than ever. It was like that time the pear-shaped Homer Simpson looked at his reflection and saw a torso rippling with musculature ...