October 19, 2017

Newsweek: AS CONGRESS AND TRUMP GRIND TO A HALT, THE GOVERNMENT RUMBLES ON

Donald Trump in the East Room at the White House on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.MARIO TAMA/GETTY President… [more]

Newsweek: AS CONGRESS AND TRUMP GRIND TO A HALT, THE GOVERNMENT RUMBLES ON Newsweek: AS CONGRESS AND TRUMP GRIND TO A HALT, THE GOVERNMENT RUMBLES ON

Move Over Obama, Trump Has a Pen, a Phone… and a Tweet

President Trump spent the weekend embroiled in yet another Twitter skirmish, this time with retiring… [more]

Move Over Obama, Trump Has a Pen, a Phone… and a Tweet Move Over Obama, Trump Has a Pen, a Phone... and a Tweet

Spanish PM Pulls a Lincoln on Catalan Secession

In the wake of Catalonia’s referendum on independence, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy continued… [more]

Spanish PM Pulls a Lincoln on Catalan Secession Spanish PM Pulls a Lincoln on Catalan Secession

Tom Petty Memories

Like the rest of the music-loving world, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Tom Petty’s untimely… [more]

Tom Petty Memories Tom Petty Memories

Newsweek: Can the US Survive the Pressures for Secession?

Trump Derangement Syndrome rages on, the latest symptoms flaring equally based on causes both legitimate… [more]

Newsweek: Can the US Survive the Pressures for Secession? Newsweek: Can the US Survive the Pressures for Secession?

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Newsweek: AS CONGRESS AND TRUMP GRIND TO A HALT, THE GOVERNMENT RUMBLES ON

Donald Trump in the East Room at the White House on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.MARIO TAMA/GETTY President Trump spent the weekend embroiled in yet another Twitter skirmish, this time with retiring Republican Senator Bob Corker. Trump may even have suffered a rare defeat on his own turf, based on Corker’s hilarious rejoinder about someone missing […]

Move Over Obama, Trump Has a Pen, a Phone… and a Tweet

President Trump spent the weekend embroiled in yet another Twitter skirmish, this time with retiring Republican Senator Bob Corker. Trump may even have suffered a rare defeat on his own turf, based on Corker’s hilarious rejoinder about someone missing their daycare shift at the White House. If Trump has a soul, even he laughed at that one. […]

Spanish PM Pulls a Lincoln on Catalan Secession

In the wake of Catalonia’s referendum on independence, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy continued to argue, as he had in the weeks leading up to the vote, that any attempt by Catalans to become an independent state violates “the indissoluble unity of the Spanish nation, the common and indivisible homeland of all Spaniards.” Americans watching […]

Tom Petty Memories

Like the rest of the music-loving world, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Tom Petty’s untimely passing this week. I suppose I took him for granted, assuming he would always be there making outstanding music, as he had for virtually my entire life. Now that he’s gone, I thought I’d share just a […]

Newsweek: Can the US Survive the Pressures for Secession?

Trump Derangement Syndrome rages on, the latest symptoms flaring equally based on causes both legitimate and ridiculous. A key characteristic of the syndrome is its ability to evoke the same outrage over the president retweeting a harmless (and let’s admit it, funny) meme as threatening to destroy an entire nation. The breathless apoplexy over absolutely everything Trump-related, down […]

How Long Can Americans Go on Hating the President and Each Other?

Trump Derangement Syndrome rages on, the latest symptoms flaring equally based on causes both legitimate and ridiculous. A key characteristic of the syndrome is its ability to evoke the same outrage over the president retweeting a harmless (and let’s admit it, funny) meme as threatening to destroy an entire nation. The breathless apoplexy over absolutely everything Trump-related, down […]

Evacuation and the Danger of Mindless Obedience

I relocated to Tampa, FL in 2004 for a job opportunity. I moved into my apartment on Saturday, July 31 and started work the following Monday. One week later, the local news was dominated by Hurricane Charley, which was predicted to be the first hurricane to directly hit Tampa since 1921. Sound familiar? I was […]

Trump’s Embargo on North Korea Is the Precursor to a War

Not even President Trump’s harshest critics blame him for creating the North Korean problem. The Kim Jong-Un regime’s nuclear weapons capabilities and willingness to brandish them goes back over a decade, to when Kim’s father was still the ruler. And while each successive U.S. administration has approached North Korea slightly differently, one thing has remained […]

“Price Gouging” in the real world.

Whenever there is a natural disaster, we see two things: the best in human generosity, courage and resilience and the worst in economic ignorance. The former includes individuals rescuing stranded neighbors, volunteers lining up to join charity relief efforts, and corporations martialing their vast resources to pour needed items such as food, bottled water and […]

Both Lincoln and the Confederacy Were Awful

We’re fighting the Civil War again. Whenever both major parties drop any pretense of addressing the real problems facing American taxpayers, their constituents revert to having at each other in “the culture wars.” And no culture war would be complete without relitigating what should now be settled history: the reasons for the Civil War. Americans […]

The Best Anti-Nazi Strategy Is to Let Them Speak

While the country is still reeling from shocking images of the violence in Charlottesville, VA last weekend, CNN reports the so-called “Alt Right” is planning nine events for this weekend, including a “free speech rally” in Boston. As expected, counter-protests are being planned, although local police in most areas are planning to take measures to keep the adversarial […]