Tag: Donald Trump

Will an election fix America?

Will an election fix America?
America, we need to wake up. We’re taking our political passions too far. For the first time in my life, I am afraid of my Nation. Nine days ago, eleven people were murdered at a Pittsburgh synagogue while praying, and I see no resolve from the Government, or either political party to fight the hate... Read more »

Six things you can do to make America Great Again that does not include Donald Trump

Six things you can do to make America Great Again that does not include Donald Trump
“Bob, are you alive?” a reader emailed me yesterday. I’ve been absent for the past fourteen tumultuous days. That is on purpose. We all need a break from the constant stream of crazy fed to us by the mosh pit of Washington on a daily basis. If we do not take breaks, then we become... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

Trump screwed himself by being cruel to children

Trump screwed himself by being cruel to children
It’s an old trick in politics. In forty years in politics, nearly thirty of them in Washington, DC, I cannot count the number of times I played the blame-the-other-side-for-our-own-mistakes card. It is like breathing out and breathing in and used when one finds themselves in undefendable predicaments. Politicians play it vigorously when they have what... Read more »

The good, the bad, and the con of the Kim summit

The good, the bad, and the con of the Kim summit
In 30+ years working in politics in Defense and Foreign Policy, I have been through many summits: Arabs and Israelis, where agreements were signed, Americans and Soviets where détente kept us from blowing up the world and led to the end of the Evil Empire. I have worked on countless hours in work leading up... Read more »
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America, America, what are we becoming?

America, America, what are we becoming?
There are eras in history that seem irredeemable. Periods of time that the grounds for hope and gratitude have disappeared in a quagmire of uncertainty and hate so that it makes it easy to believe those two ideas will not come again. Reasonable men and women are living in such times in America. I suspect... Read more »