The election is a week from today for someone like me who writes about politics on a daily basis that is both a welcome relieve and a challenge. For more than a year this election has supplied more material than I could possibly cover. Sadly much of it was scandal and innuendo with very little substantive policy. Hopefully this election will result in several books being written that I am looking forward to reading. I’ll outline a few of them today. Continue reading Future Reading?
If anyone is making a documentary based on the Republican Party on the evening of November 8th I have a suggestion for the soundtrack – Pick Up the Pieces. The Average White Band’s 1974 hit succinctly outlines the challenge that will be facing the GOP. Continue reading Picking Up The Pieces
As I often state, my biggest problem is not finding something to write about; it is deciding which topic to write about. Today’s article is a perfect example. I haven’t been off the planet since Friday; I simply had other pieces scheduled. Friday a video tape broke of Donald Trump making comments about women that I cannot quote on this site and still maintain my PG rating. Today I’d like to comment on the tape and Trump’s subsequent actions. Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys?
Donald Trump appears to be caught in a trap of his own making aided by his political stupidity and that of his team. My lack of respect for the late Ronald Reagan is well known to my regular readers. Yet, all Trump would have needed to do was follow Reagan’s advice on pivoting but he was too politically inept to. Continue reading Trump’s Trap
The only thing worse than a political novice who doesn’t listen to his professional advisors is one who picks the wrong times to take their advice. That may be what we are dealing with in the Donald Trump-Paul Manafort relationship. Continue reading Maybe This Explains Some Things