Politics

 
August 14, 2016

Commie Con?

When a former CIA official wrote recently that the Republican nominee for President had become “an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation,” there was ample cause to give the theory credence. There is also more than a little reason to think that said agent might not be altogether “unwitting.” Begin […]
August 10, 2016

Dear Donnie… Time to come clean

Dear Donnie: It’s time for you to come clean. It’s been over a year since you officially became a candidate for President, and as you have reminded us repeatedly during that time, you’re way smarter than the rest of us. So if it’s true, as you’ve said, that you’re “a […]
June 30, 2016

New Koch? Don’t believe it.

Imagine you are a battered woman whose abusive husband shows up one evening with a dozen roses and a box of Godiva chocolates. Smiling and cooing, he announces he’s made reservations at your favorite nouveau cuisine café. After years of torment, you’d be justifiably suspicious. So it is that any […]
June 11, 2016

The Epiphany of Humility

There are exceptions to every rule, but virtually every candidate who ever runs for office at any level, arrives at a moment in the campaign when she/he realizes that the campaign is not about her/him, but about the people who support it, and those who need what it promises to […]
May 28, 2016

Shared Pain: Dems & The GOP

As different as they are in terms of philosophy, platform and principles, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party share several things in common right now. Both of them have been repudiated by a growing plurality of all voters, and a majority of Millennials. Both of them are considered to […]
May 6, 2016

Paul Ryan & The Donald: Coming to Terms?

So much is happening so fast in this extraordinary political year that millions of Americans are having trouble keeping up. That apparently includes some news media people, who clearly do not understand what is really going on at this point with GOP leaders like Paul Ryan, who have not (so […]
April 23, 2016

Will the real The Donald please stand up?

Thanks to the man who’s now in charge of The Donald’s campaign, we finally know the truth: the candidate is not really a bloviating, blustering bully with a racist, misogynistic, xenophobic agenda. It’s just an act. Here’s what Paul Manafort (the man who’s now in charge) told the RNC leadership […]