This article is being written in early Wednesday afternoon and it is a dynamic situation.
On March 4, 2021 I published an article entitled, Silent No More, in which I advised New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to announce that he would not seek reelection in 2022. If political lore is to be believed – and in this case it is certainly believable – Richard Nixon made his decision to resign the presidency after a meeting led by Barry Goldwater where he was informed that impeachment by the House and removal by the Senate were foregone conclusions. Continue reading Andy’s “Dick Moment” →
As long as you have Donald Trump in the White House you will have outrages in America. As if that were not bad enough; Trump has a lot of helpers, most of whom will outlast him. Let’s explore. Continue reading Republican “Leadership” →
I am currently reading Capital And Ideology by the French economist Thomas Piketty. The book is very long, packed with interesting discussions and charts. One chart really grabbed me and I’d like to discuss it with you today. Continue reading One Chart →
My current plans are to commence writing a novel in February. Don’t worry, I’m not going on book leave or publishing fewer days until at least the November election. The “constraints” of writing non-fiction based on the truth provide guardrails that actually make the job easier. The idea of making stuff up and developing characters somewhat terrifies me.
Trump’s reign will someday come to an end. One of the parlor games we play is how that will come about. The reality is that nobody, including Trump, actually knows. My guess has long been that it will be via resignation ala Nixon. Even if you take that as a given (which it certainly is not) there are various paths to that end. Today I’d like to explore some of them with you. Continue reading Alternate Endings →
There is some uncertainty as I pen this. Late this morning (Friday August 24th) the family of Senator John McCain announced he is ceasing treatment for cancer. It is inevitable that he will soon leave us and I intend to publish this soon after that preempting another article if necessary and viable. Traditionally it would be called an obituary. I would rather call it a tribute. I feel inadequate to write McCain’s obituary but I can express sincere appreciation of his service to his and my country. I’m not sure when you will read this, but I assume it will be soon. Continue reading A Tribute To John McCain →