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 […]
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 10, 2016

It’s not fair: so saith The Donald

Believe it or not, there is good news in this political season. Thanks to the protracted primary/caucus process with its crazy quilt of 50 sets of rules in 50 states and now the wrangling over unbound delegates and super delegates, our two-party elections system has been exposed for what it […]
February 27, 2016

Why they don’t diss The Donald

So with a little encouragement from Mitt, Marco and Ted finally stood up to The Donald in Houston – eight months after he launched his campaign. While others debate the question of whether it’s too little too late, let us speculate here on the reasons why almost no one – including […]
February 4, 2016

How to spot a failing campaign

Anyone who has ever done combat duty in politics knows what a campaign heading south looks like. Senior managers and staff disagree on strategy and direction. Funding for essentials is denied or canceled while money is spent on swag and frippery. And the candidate makes wild, unfounded accusations about the […]
December 8, 2015

Fear & Greed: The Great Motivators

Whatever else may be said about him – and there is more than plenty to be said – Donald J. Trump is, above all else, a master of the art of marketing. He therefore understands that the two Great Motivators of human behavior are Fear and Greed. Like his idol, […]