Several thoughts came to me the other day as I pondered the calendar and discovered it was mid-February. Of course I thought of Valentine’s Day and was glad I had already purchased a gift for my wife. (She guessed what it was before she ever saw it. The good news is that she liked it.) Being a baseball fan I thought about pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training. The thing that intrigued me was that to my recollection not one Senator up for reelection in 2018 had yet announced their retirement. That is strange indeed and I’d like to explore it with you today. Continue reading Silence During The Storm?
“I know it when I see it.” That phrase was most famously utilized in 1964 by Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart in reference to pornography. I assume Justice Potter had no formal training in cinematography and I certainly have none in phycology but I saw insanity on Thursday in the person of Donald Trump during his 77 minute press conference. As much as I disagree with the policies and actions of Vice President Mike Pence the time has come for Congress to protect America by removing Trump via the provisions of the 25th Amendment. Continue reading Worse Than Watergate
“Security; what security?” I remember that being my then pre-school nephew’s reply to my answer as to the purpose of the automatic gate at the entrance to the Florida community I lived in at the time. He was correct. The gate provided the illusion of security as well as giving the management a selling point, but in reality did almost nothing to prevent an unwanted intruder from entering the neighborhood. That story relates to the Trump administration and its attitude toward national security. Let’s explore. Continue reading Security; What Security?
Last weekend the Trump administration rolled out another propagandist Stephen Miller. In less than a month Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway have shot their credibility because the general public finally started paying attention. Miller was dispatched to do the Sunday talk shows. Political junkies already were aware of him. His claims to fame were having worked for Jeff Sessions prior to being the warm-up act at most Trump rallies as well as writing many Trump speeches. Let’s explore. Continue reading Rock Omens?
Tuesday morning we awoke to what the Trump administration hoped would be the end of the Michael Flynn controversy with the news of General Flynn’s resignation as National Security Advisor. From someone who lived through the Nixon and Reagan administrations I say: not so fast! Let’s explore. Continue reading Flynn Flam