Tag Archives: MSNBC

Short Term Victory; Long Term Defeat

I was watching MSNBC last Tuesday evening. That’s no major revelation nor is it anything unusual. What was unusual was the hype the network gave to The Rachel Maddow Show that evening. Perhaps with the benefit of hindsight I understand what really happened a bit better. Let’s explore.   Continue reading Short Term Victory; Long Term Defeat

What I’ll Be Watching For

Donald Trump holds totalitarian leaders like Vladimir Putin in his highest regard. He is on record as preferring them to the cerebral Barack Obama. That doesn’t surprise me in that those who deep down know they are intellectually inferior almost always are jealous of those who are not. For months, and increasingly of late, many have compared the actions and rise of Trump to those of the fascist leaders in 1930’s Europe. There are telltale signs to watch for if totalitarianism is just around the corner. Today I’d like to share a few I’ll be watching for. Continue reading What I’ll Be Watching For

Stars Were Born

Huge events are often the launching pads that take the relatively obscure and elevate them to star status. In politics few events are larger than American presidential campaigns. 2016 was no exception. I’d like to discuss a few people who ended up in the right place at the right time. Continue reading Stars Were Born

While I Was “Gone”

I’m back. This is my first “live” blog in about two weeks. A lot happens in politics during that duration in normal times and in the midst of arguably the most unusual American presidential campaign in history that is magnified. It is impossible for me to cover everything that happened in under 1,000 words so I’ll take brief a look a few things. Come along. Continue reading While I Was “Gone”