The morning after spending the first night an American President had ever spent in what would come to be known as the White House, President John Adams penned a letter to his wife Abigail. To me the most important sentence in that letter was, “May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.” How would he feel about the current occupant? Let’s explore. Continue reading What Would John Adams Think?
The pen may be mightier than the sword; one thing is for sure in the age of Trump – evil deeds happen more than the five times a week I publish. Let’s catch up a bit. Continue reading Terrible Tidbits
I have mocked the MAGA (make America great again) theme of the 2016 Trump campaign as unpatriotic and a flat out lie. America is a great nation. In my opinion it is the greatest nation in the history of the planet. Not perfect; but sum and total by far the best. I feel fortunate to have been born an American and to have lived my life here. A scary thought struck me the other day: what if Trump was telling the truth all this time and his idea of greatness was radically disconnected from reality? Let’s explore. Continue reading Maybe Trump Was Telling The Truth
When you write political op-eds you generally try to be rather timely. Nobody likes to read last month’s news. There are also those little tidbits that get stuck in your mind but don’t constitute enough material to build a full article around without getting excessively wordy and boring. Well the stars aligned for me and therefore today’s article is a collection of snippets that have been on my mind for a while. Let’s explore. Continue reading Some Random Thoughts And Things That Confuse Me
I’m writing further ahead than normal. It is Monday morning and I’m already writing Thursday’s article. There were plenty of topics to choose from. When I went to bed last night this wasn’t at the top of the list. This morning I saw brief news coverage of the five living former presidents coming together for American citizens. The current occupant of the White House basically mailed it in. I feel old because I can still remember when American presidents regardless of Party we leaders. Let’s explore. Continue reading I Remember When American Presidents Were Leaders