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It’s The End Of The World As We Knew It

Today’s posting is inspired by and its title is a takeoff on REM’s 1987 hit entitled: It’s the End of the World As We Know It. That line is both the song’s title and the oft repeated refrain. By changing the tense of one word is it perfectly sums up what damage Donald Trump has done to America’s global image in a succinct phrase. Let’s explore. Continue reading It’s The End Of The World As We Knew It

You Can’t Exit Earth

If the Ivy League keeps sending us presidents like George W. Bush (Yale) and Donald Trump (University of Pennsylvania) I don’t know how much longer people like me are almost universally going to accept it as America’s elite conference academically. It really isn’t fair to evaluate eight schools on the basis of two alums. All that being said the current occupant of the Oval Office is not very bright. Therefore today’s title reminding Trump that there is no other planet on which human life is sustainable and we can transport ourselves to. Earth is it. There is no Planet B; (where have we read that before?) With all that in mind let’s explore what happened in the Rose Garden Thursday afternoon.   Continue reading You Can’t Exit Earth

Trump’s “Values” Revealed And Vlad Wins

The Trump administration is the gift that keeps on giving to people who write about politics. Even if I still published seven days a week I couldn’t cover everything. One of last week’s many gifts was the Trump administration’s budget proposal. It was titled America First and sub-titled A Budget Blueprint To Make America Great Again. There is just too much material here! Let’s explore a bit of it. Continue reading Trump’s “Values” Revealed And Vlad Wins

If Trump Truly Cared

I caught a few minutes of Chris Hayes’ show on Monday night with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in McDowell County, West Virginia. The conversation turned to the problem of opiate addiction. It made me think: what if the Trump administration took the challenge of helping those addicted to opiates as seriously as it took dismantling environmental regulations? Specifically what if it issued a mandate that for every person incarcerated for possession we put two in treatment? Let’s explore. Continue reading If Trump Truly Cared

Not A Lot Of Math Required

Unless you are a political junkie (and often even if you are) it is difficult to tell if you are being lied to by politicians. The biggest (hey, he has to be the biggest at something) liar on today’s American politician scene is Donald Trump. Remember his is the administration of alternate facts. He keeps coming at us fast and furious with so many outrageous and/or untrue statements that it is utterly impossible for someone like me to call them all out. That is part of his method of operation; no scandal sticks too long because it is soon replaced by another. One claim has been making the rounds lately that by gut reaction I felt was untrue. The slightest research and math proved to my head that my gut was correct. Let’s explore.    Continue reading Not A Lot Of Math Required