Category: America

Who will stand up for America, who will stand-up for America’s greatness?

Who will stand up for America, who will stand-up for America’s greatness?
“Who, in this moment of abdication of American leadership by the president, will speak for America? Who will speak for American greatness?”—Bill Kristol Bill Kristol, the Editor-at-Large of the Conservative “Weekly Standard,” posted the words above on Twitter in response to Donald Trump’s temper-tantrum in Brussels, at the NATO conference. His words encapsulate this moment... Read more »

One woman’s choice

One woman’s choice
When she was  29, and a recent Law School graduate, Analyn Megison was dragged through the entrance of her home and raped. Her attacker was a man whom she had met through mutual acquaintances. She remembers the smell of her blood in the carpet during and after the ordeal, and the excruciating pain she felt... Read more »

America is great now, has always been great and always will be great.

America is great now, has always been great and always will be great.
I am writing this on July 4, 2018. It is another hot and humid Fourth of July. Only for the near-decade that I lived in Southern California were Independence Day Holidays not oppressive, or rainy. My Malibu home was thirty feet from the Pacific Ocean. The sea breeze kept us cool during the day, and... Read more »
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How did the GOP become cowards, and heartless?

How did the GOP become cowards, and heartless?
Once upon a time, there was a great nation that a brave President called “The shining city on a hill.” That leader feared no one. He knew he had a political party and a nation that was courageous and principled. He stood up against an Evil Empire bent on destroying our way of life. His... Read more »

What’s Congress’ reaction to 10,000 children in detention centers? “Let’s go home for the 4th of July”

What’s Congress’ reaction to 10,000 children in detention centers?  “Let’s go home for the 4th of July”
For a moment, imagine that you take your family out of the country, and when you cross the border the government takes you from your children. You see your children crying as they are carried off by strangers who speak a foreign language. You can do nothing. Maybe you are in handcuffs and being restrained... Read more »

Is the press in a crisis?

Is the press in a crisis?
Is the press in a crisis? Some people are just now noticing that the news organizations have ceased reporting the news. Newspapers, magazines, television, blogs, and the radio are the instruments of partisan political skirmishes, rather than seekers of the truth. We have a crisis in America. It is a threat to us that is... Read more »
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Please stop insulting Hitler by comparing him to Donald Trump

Please stop insulting Hitler by comparing him to Donald Trump
The other day someone was asking me about Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler. Toward the end of the conversation, my friend said to me, “Bob, after a career that spanned almost three decades in Washington, you must have excellent contacts in Hell. Ask your contacts how Adolf feels about the comparison.” I don’t have a... Read more »

A straight man’s thoughts about Pride Day

A straight man’s thoughts about Pride Day
Yesterday was Pride Day in America. New York City and other major metropolitan areas had parades, speakers, and other events to mark the day. The observance is nearly fifty-years-old, having started in 1970. The first Gay Pride Day was the year after the Christopher Street riot in New York City. The New York City police... Read more »

Sarah Huckabee Sanders petty and vindictive moment

Sarah Huckabee Sanders petty and vindictive moment
Lexington, Virginia is a beautiful small town two-hundred miles from Washington, DC. The home of Washington and Lee University, this community of 7,042 is the final resting place of General Robert E. Lee. The town is in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a favorite escape for Washingtonians on weekends in the summer. Nestled... Read more »
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Did Trump con us again? (I Really Don’t Care, Do U?)

Did Trump con us again? (I Really Don’t Care, Do U?)
I do care. As a matter of fact, I care a lot. It appears the number one news story on Thursday, June 21, 2018, was a cheap raincoat. Walking down North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois on a rainy day, you see many people taking fashion risks as they make their way down the street.... Read more »