Let’s adopt this nickname for Trump

On April 16, someone on “On Point” (NPR radio out of WBUR Boston) referred to Donald Trump as “The Occupant.” Brilliant! It recognizes him as president of the United States of America without placing him on a pedestal he doesn’t merit. “Trump” in itself is OK, but The Occupant acknowledges that he is president without... Read more »

John Kasich will be elected Prez in 2020

No way will Trump be re-elected. First, he may well resign before the end of his term as his popularity continues to drop and his legal issues intensify. In other words, he may follow the lead of Richard Nixon, although Trump makes Nixon look like a senior statesman and a real mensch in comparison. Second,... Read more »

Please, Nancy-Chuck, cry uncle. Take Trump’s offer and reopen the government now

Look at the upside of Trump’s offer: DREAMERS safe for three years and government reopens. It’s no longer a “big, beautiful” wall but new sections where appropriate. Our government is back in business. All the pieces in the background that make our lives run smoothly are back in place. And 800 million federal government workers... Read more »

Hire Me: The best freelance marketing I’ve seen in years

Not only is this new idea the best, it’s also the cheapest. Essentially it is free. Here it is: Afix a marketing message to the outside lid of your laptop and use the open laptop wherever potential clients hang out. In this case, web coders Sean Crowe and Thomas Gorczynski of Hacksmith Labs attached large... Read more »

How to succeed as a U.S. freelance writer today

I’ve been a freelance business writer since 1992 (with some regular jobs simultaneously). During that time I’ve experienced substantial success but not the level of financial achievement that many other writers boast of. To put it differently, I know how to market my services and can implement my proven methods consistently to generate lucrative assignments... Read more »

My email to U.S. Congressman Bill Foster re Nancy Pelosi

NOTE: I sent the following email to my Congressman, Bill Foster, this morning. He is among the 16 who have signed a statement that they will oppose Nancy Pelosi as Speaker RE: I volunteered in your campaign & I’m a constituent & I am disgusted with your stance on Pelosi I worked in your office... Read more »

I love Nancy Pelosi. Don’t you?

I see that lots of people seem to hate Nancy Pelosi, almost as many as hate Donald Trump. I don’t see anything to hate, especially among Democrats who don’t have fundamental political differences with her. They say that she’s old and should make way for younger leaders. As a person who is myself old, I... Read more »

CNN and MSNBC: Disturbing viewership data

On Wednesday (October 31) I read something on the Adweek Morning Media Newsfeed that is big-time alarming: Fox News channel is pounding CNN and MSNBC in the ratings. In October, both its total-day and prime-time viewer averages beat the figures for MSNBC and CNN combined. Sean Hannity led all news hosts in total audience for... Read more »

Kavanaugh process proves one thing: Sex sells

Currently there is only one topic in the news: the status of the Kavanaugh confirmation. And there is only one thing that this coverage has proven: Sex sells. We are all more interested in Kavanaugh’s sex life 30+ years ago than we are in what kind of Supreme Court judge he would be. I’m as... Read more »

They’re asking Kavanaugh the wrong questions

I’m a feminist but I believe we are overly focused on what Brett Kavanaugh, now 53 years old, did back in high school. It appears that he was too drunk to rape competently as well as too drunk to remember what happened, but if his behavior since the 1980s has been consistently exemplary, I don’t... Read more »