SPECIAL NOTICE: RECOMMENDED READING ADDITION

I just added The Future Is History by Masha Gessen to the Recommended Reading List.   If you are looking for an easy read pass this one by.  If you are looking for an insight into Russian history of the late 20th and thus far into the 21st century it is well worth your time.  It also gives you a lens by which to view recent international political events.

I’m not alone in my praise for Gessen’s work; the book won the 2017 National Book Award for non-fiction.

4 Questions

Today’s article is going to ask four questions. If you are one of my American readers I want you to think long and hard about how you would answer them. They actually represent a snapshot of where we are in America today. Spoiler alert: It isn’t a Kodak moment! Continue reading 4 Questions

Entitled And Minimally Knowledgeable

Today I’m going to address two Trump/Republican claims that simply drive me crazy because they are complete malarkey. Come along and let’s explore. Continue reading Entitled And Minimally Knowledgeable

Robbed, Deceived And Cheated

Today’s article is going to be a series of brief comments that when juxtaposed support the assertion in the title that Americans are being robbed, deceived and cheated by the organized criminal enterprise commonly known as the Trump administration. Let’s explore. Continue reading Robbed, Deceived And Cheated

A MAD Week Starts 2018?

I remember the duck and cover under a desk drills in school in preparation for a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. That would have done about as much good as a Betsy DeVos led Department of Education. Out of that era came an international relations theory known by the acronym of MAD which stood for Mutually Assured Destruction. Decades later came a television series named Mad Men. That “mad” stood for Manhattan’s Madison Avenue which was the epicenter of the powerful advertising business in the 1960’s. Last week we may have seen a 2018 version of mad men (as in insane) and they may be engaged in mutually assured destruction only unlike various American Presidents and Soviet Premiers they may not be smart enough to avoid the mutual destruction. Let’s explore. Continue reading A MAD Week Starts 2018?