Category: Politics

Obama comes down from the hill to endorse Biden after the battle is over

Obama finally shows up with an endorsement when it no longer matters. How cynical is that? A profile in courage. Bold. Audacious. Nervy. Leadership definitions: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go... Read more »

I'm 78 and I'm not running for president

I’m too old. Like Joe Biden. I recognize Joe Biden. I know him. I know what it is to struggle for a word, as Biden did when he couldn’t remember, holy smokes, the name of God when he said, “All men and women created by—you know, you know the thing.” Or when he called Super... Read more »

Here is the most authoritative and comprehensive information on the Coronavirus

With so many claims, counterclaims, so much misinformation and disinformation floating around in the politicized debate over the spread of Coronavirus, here is a place I discovered to be the most authoritative and comprehensive source of information: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. It provides information on how it spreads, symptoms, prevention, treatment and testing. It brings... Read more »

Should Donald Trump be committed?

The question, posed by some academics weeks ago, lingers as President Donald Trump keeps adding more and more evidence that he might be a tad tetched in the head. The latest came when he appeared at a campaign rally to support embattled Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and proclaimed: You’ve got to vote,” Trump told the crowd... Read more »

Y'all make me sick

You, the cretins on both sides of the political divide. You who are turning the United States of America into a madhouse incapable of governing itself. You who believe that your success requires that the other side must be ground into dust. Ya’ll won’t be happy unless you humiliate and crush your “enemies.”  Winning the election... Read more »


After listening to both sides, a yawn is all I can feel about the  fiery debate about the United States plunging into a “constitutional crisis.” From the tenor of the “conversation,” one might imagine that we’ve returned to 1860 when a true constitutional crisis led to the Civil War What we have in the face-off between... Read more »

Biden is right: America's soul is imperiled

“Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the “soul of this nation” [is] at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election,” reports the AP. Got that right. But the threat not only comes from the far right, but also from the far left. One might even argue... Read more »

Let's first be mad at the Russians, not at each other so much

Milliseconds after Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, via Attorney General William Barr, into Russian collusion into the 2016 presidential election, no one took a breath before ripping into the other side. I’ll leave the post-report fireworks to others before I read the 448-page report that concluded that President Donald Trump didn’t collude with the Russians yet couldn’t... Read more »

While we're dumping the Electoral College, let's chuck the states too

Why not? Ultimately the reason we have an Electoral College is to give additional voice to the states. Meaning to the citizens of small states so they’re not overwhelmed by the big ones. And so, we also need to dump the U.S. Senate, because like the Electoral College, it’s another American institution that gives states–the small ones–an... Read more »

Response to “Out with the old (politicians), in with the young.”

It had to be parody, I thought when I read, “Out with the old (politicians), in with the young” a Chicago Tribune op-ed written by Amber Petrovich, described as a “Los Angeles writer,” and, I suppose, a “young.” She wants to “impose term and age limits on our elected officials and political nominees — and... Read more »