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The Next Trump

With each passing day it seems increasingly more likely that Donald Trump will leave office on January 20th.  Significant violence also appears less likely although I am not willing to rule it out just yet.  I feel that Trump will exit the scene and fade more than many are projecting but that doesn’t mean that his ilk will disappear.  Let’s explore.   Continue reading The Next Trump

The State Of The Union Is Frightening

Today is one of those days that only political nerds like me circle on their calendars – the State of the Union address. In fact we have our own acronym for it: SOTU. Traditionally, early in the speech, the president will utter the phrase “The State of the Union is strong” (or some very slight derivation thereof) and the chamber will erupt in applause. Suppose that statement was untrue? Let’s explore. Continue reading The State Of The Union Is Frightening

21st Century Censorship

One of my biggest fears when Donald Trump was inaugurated was that he would circumvent the First Amendment and impose censorship. His Bubba placating wars with the media appeared to set the stage. With the benefit of about a year’s worth of hindsight it appears he is well on the way to achieving that objective to at least to the degree he deems necessary. However, he and some fellow fascists around the globe are doing it in a different way than I originally envisioned. Let’s explore. Continue reading 21st Century Censorship

Fictional Fright

A few days ago I finished reading Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 novel It Can’t Happen Here. I have a policy against putting works of fiction on the Recommended Reading list or it would be a candidate. Most of my reading is non-fiction and most of that nerdy. Once in a while I need a break and indulge myself with a novel. It Can’t Happen Here is enjoying a resurgence because it looks eerily similar to the 2016 presidential campaign. Come along for a nickel tour. Continue reading Fictional Fright

And That Was Before The “Main Event”

The 2016 Republican Convention will certainly provide me with more material than I can possibly cover. This article is being written early Tuesday morning and only covers the events up to Monday’s dinner break. Continue reading And That Was Before The “Main Event”