All posts by Rob Korobkin

Rob Korobkin

About Rob Korobkin

Rob is a software engineer, community organizer, teacher and musician. He can often be found at Peloton Labs, staring at his laptop, drafting diatribes and programming software late into the night.

Trump’s Week 26 Newsletter (Explained and Exposed)

Welcome to  “Explained and Exposed,”  a new series I’ll be writing every week, dissecting the truth behind the latest email newsletter that the Trump White House has sent out to its supporters. I encourage you to read the official Trump newsletters for yourself and come to your own conclusions. They’re all available for free public […]

Thank God Trump can’t ever have a 9/11 moment!

September 11, 2001 was my fifteenth birthday. I remember sitting there in B Block English when our class was interrupted by the news that an airplane had crashed into the World Trade Center. My classmates and I didn’t know what to make of it. Shaken, our teacher turned us back toward our discussion of “Macbeth.” […]

Dill’s a snob. Long live the fringe!

A couple days ago, Cynthia Dill, a well-to-do Cape Elizabeth resident and former state senator, published a rather horrendous editorial in the Portland Press Herald, arguing that “Democrats need to cull the fringe – starting with Bernie Bros.” For the most part, her rant is a snotty rag of entitled condescension, but at the core […]

We Can Defeat Trump: Here’s How

Today, over two months after the 2016 presidential election came to its horrifying conclusion, American liberals are still reeling from the shock of watching Donald J. Trump, a person most educated people find viscerally repulsive and unprecedentedly terrifying, assume the highest seat possible within our system of government. We’ve now lost both chambers of Congress. In […]

What happens when the heretic becomes the Pope?

In 2000, when Bill Clinton turned the Oval Office over to George W. Bush, he was effectively just passing it back to the same political cohort, and family, that he’d taken it from eight years prior. W’s cabinet even included Nixon’s Chief of Staff from 1970, Donald Rumsfield. As corrupt and violent as Bush was, […]