A king in waiting will rule whoever is willing. Will Donald Trump ever call out those who are his most toxic supporters, or is he happy to use them as an artificial floatation device for his very low support-polling.
Artwork inspired by the book "Blitzed" by Norman Ohler, in which Ohler recounts how the Nazis fueled themselves and their military activities with copious amounts of drug use.
Trump tweets incoming. Take shelter. This is not a drill. Donald Trump routinely launches barrages of tweets towards whoever has aggrieved him in child-like tirades not seen before in any previous President.
Trump, along with many of his proposed cabinet, have financial interests in the oil and natural gas industries. Tillerson, Ross, Pruitt, and others are being tasked with heading agencies whose missions could clash with their fossil fuel investments.
According to statistics released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, U.S. hate groups increased from 892 in 2015 to 917 in 2016 - a trend that has left President Trump seemingly unconcerned. Many in these groups have been enticed by the likes of Sebastian Gorka and Stephen Bannon working side-by-side with Trump.
After months of victorious prognostications in favor of her campaign, Hillary Clinton suffered a shocking defeat to Donald Trump. One of the many factors at work was the country’s wariness for old style politics - no more exemplified than in Mrs. Clinton’s touting of her friendship with Henry Kissinger.
The dictatorial power structure of North Korea funds it’s lavish lifestyle through odious methods that include peddling goods in the illicit drug trade and loaning it’s own citizens out as indentured servants to foreign countries.
Client: Roll Call
Client: Roll Call
Contrary to the beltway insider predictions that Donald Trump would be frozen out of the Republican Party, Trump utilized his brute style of campainging to win over the base. Now, he uses the same style to submit fellow Republicans as many in Congress appear too cowardly to challenge him in any way.
Lost in the brutality that has been witnessed throughout the Syrian Conflict are the consistent human right’s abuses of Bashar al-Assad. Torture and death are implemeted policy in the country’s squalid prison system; as well as the starvation of towns and the use of chemical weapons on civilians.
Client: Roll Call
During Donald Trump’s rise to power, 3 techniques remained consistent: A call of brute force, the promotion of bad taste, and a direct appeal to simpleton logic.
At the onset of the 2016 election, Jeb Bush seemed to have the world in the palm of his hand, but time progressed and Bush's hopes were washed away.
In pinning it's presidential hopes solely onto one candidate, Democrats may come to regret their lack of robust options.
The kingdom of the Kennedy Brothers was referred to as "Camelot," far from the fairy tale that could describe the Bush Brothers.
After the victory of President Trump and the national embarrassment suffered by the Democratic Party; the leading figure on the left is now the Independent Senator from the State of Vermont (whether they would like to admit it or not). Painting after Aleksandr Gerasimov’s Lenin on a Tribune.
In 1969, President Nixon attempted to turn Cambodia into an ashtray to stop Vitenamese forces from seeking shelter in it’s borders. Through Operation Menu, The United States secretly dropped over 108,000 tons of explosives over Cambodia, with the public back home being none the wiser.
Client: Los Angeles Times
Portrait of my favorite comedian: Dave Attell
During the early Winter season of 1944, the battered German’s launched their final major offensive campaign - “Operation Watch on the Rhine.” By staving off both Nazi forces and the grim cold, Allied soldiers would emerge victorious in what we commonly refer to as “The Battle of the Bulge.”
On the steps of the Rathaus Schöneberg, President Kennedy addressed a Berlin crowd in June, 1963. The message was clear: The United States would stand with West Germany; a poignant sentiment after the building of the Berlin Wall.
Through the futurization and automation of American warfare, the drone program - greatly expanded under President Obama - has been responsible for hundreds of civilian casualties. In recent days, a drone strike on a Syrian mosque killed at least 46 civilians.
Can Santa Obama deliver the gift of Peace in the Middle East anytime soon? If Israel and Iran keep up hostilities, I wouldn't count on it.
After years of agitiation following the overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in a Western orchestrated coup, the repressive Ruhollah Khomeini came to power through revolution. Khomeini instituted harsh policies that cracked down on opponents and culminated in gross human rights abuses.
After inheriting the War on Terrorism from George W. Bush, President Obama would see the conflict expand throughout the Middle East and Africa; well beyond that which he was handed by his predecessor.
Client: Baltimore Sun
Since the outbreak of civil war in Syria, the United States has mulled over various plans of intervention - ranging from arming rebels to instituting no fly zones. Recently, President Trump reneged on his anti-nation building stance to add over 1,000 troops to the Syrian battlefront.
Following years of intrigue, sanctions, and near-war actions that began in the 1950’s under the Eisenhower Administration, President Obama moved to open relations with Cuba in the face of now deceased Fidel Castro’s ailing health.
Baltimore Oriole's player Chris Davis.