The similarities between Watergate and Russiagate are astounding. Besides, Watergate is a great frame of reference for baby boomers and students of history in general. The guiding words the anonymous source Deep Throat gave crusading investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post were, “Follow the money.” That has become an unofficial mantra for all us amateur Russiagate sleuths. Today I’m suggesting a modification: Follow the rubles. Let’s explore. Continue reading Follow The Rubles
Similarities between the Trump and Nixon administrations abound. A key element in the downfall of Nixon was The Plumbers incident. Trump’s administration is plagued by the steady drip, drip, drip of information whose genesis is mainly leaks. I can’t resist the play on words. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Plumber For The President
Who knows what will have transpired between this writing (Friday morning) and publishing (Monday morning) but I feel compelled to discuss some interesting possibilities nonetheless. Let’s explore. Continue reading Pardon Me (Oh, My!)
I’m well into my sixth decade of life in America. Unlike some of my contemporaries I don’t long for the good old days because I realize they weren’t really all that good. I like things like better air to breath, better water to drink, the ability to live life free from the fear of many diseases and a plethora of modern conveniences (like the device you are reading this article on). Simply put America is a great country! In the old days when we saw something that surprised us we would usually sum up the experience with words along the lines of: If you live long enough you will see everything. I remember Nixon resigning from the presidency under impending House impeachment and Senate conviction and thought it was a once in a lifetime experience. Today things seem to be moving faster and perhaps the new “axiom” is: If you live long enough you will see everything twice. Let’s explore. Continue reading Living In A Faster America
Sins of the past are catching up with Donald Trump and quickly! To people of my generation this is like reliving Watergate only at warp speed. The biggest differences between the eras are the speed and methods of communication along with the proliferation of media outlets covering the presidency and reporting on it 24/7. While somewhat similar Trump and Nixon are actually very different and the repercussions of that are what I’d like to explore today. Continue reading No! And Hell No!