Susan Estrich

The Powerless President
March 17, 2017

The Powerless President

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Donald Trump is learning a lesson he should have known during the campaign. Being president is not like being the host of Celebrity Apprentice or a billionaire boss. Not everyone works for you. They don’t all run around saying that you’re a genius, doing whatever you tell them, literally treating you like…

Be Well
March 11, 2017

Be Well

BY SUSAN ESTRICH If President Trump and his party have their way, you’d better be well. Or have a lifetime employment contract with a company large enough to negotiate reasonable group insurance. Or have never been sick in your life. In the bad old days, I tried to buy health insurance for the woman who…

Hail To The New York Times
March 6, 2017

Hail To The New York Times

BY SUSAN ESTRICH On the verge of irrelevancy in an age where people are used to getting their news for free, The New York Times, pay wall and all, is on a roll. And thank God for that. Having declared the press the enemy of the people and banned The New York Times from a…

Trivial Pursuits
March 5, 2017

Trivial Pursuits

BY SUSAN ESTRICH The president who gave the joint session address on Tuesday night wants Washington to put aside “trivial fights” and “compromise.” He actually said this: “The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us,” that president said. “From now on, America will be empowered by our aspirations,…

Truth Or Consequences
January 26, 2017

Truth Or Consequences

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Our new president, it appears, believes that his power includes the right to lie, to insist that black is white and white is black and that the truth is whatever he says it is. Harsh? I wish. Take his insistence that more people came to his inauguration than Barack Obama’s: Wrong. Not…

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