“I know it when I see it.” That phrase was most famously utilized in 1964 by Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart in reference to pornography. I assume Justice Potter had no formal training in cinematography and I certainly have none in phycology but I saw insanity on Thursday in the person of Donald Trump during his 77 minute press conference. As much as I disagree with the policies and actions of Vice President Mike Pence the time has come for Congress to protect America by removing Trump via the provisions of the 25th Amendment. Continue reading Worse Than Watergate
“Security; what security?” I remember that being my then pre-school nephew’s reply to my answer as to the purpose of the automatic gate at the entrance to the Florida community I lived in at the time. He was correct. The gate provided the illusion of security as well as giving the management a selling point, but in reality did almost nothing to prevent an unwanted intruder from entering the neighborhood. That story relates to the Trump administration and its attitude toward national security. Let’s explore. Continue reading Security; What Security?
Tuesday morning we awoke to what the Trump administration hoped would be the end of the Michael Flynn controversy with the news of General Flynn’s resignation as National Security Advisor. From someone who lived through the Nixon and Reagan administrations I say: not so fast! Let’s explore. Continue reading Flynn Flam
This is the first of several articles I intend to write about a path forward for the Democratic Party because it is the only viable option for American progressives. For the purposes of getting elected, progressives and Democrats are currently synonymous in American politics; in fact I will employ the word “we” often in this series. That itself is part of the problem which I will explore in more depth in this series. Let’s begin to explore. Continue reading A Path Forward – Part One
This article is intended primarily for my international readership. A big however! If we are going to correct the situation it is up to me and my fellow Americans.
Please don’t judge America or the vast majority of the American people by our current President and his closest cronies! We are good, welcoming, warm hearted people. We are almost exclusively a country of immigrants or the decedents of immigrants. In my case three of my four grandparents were born in Poland. By global standards I have a great life. By American standards I have an average life. That tells you how good life in America is relative to most of the world. Many Americans or their not far removed ancestors came here escaping something. Almost all came in pursuit of a better life for themselves and their descendants. I’m glad my ancestors came! Continue reading To: The World From: This American