Tag Archives: Manhattan

An Unlikely Hero And A Strange Deal

Two perplexing stories came out of late last week. Let’s explore. Continue reading An Unlikely Hero And A Strange Deal

Circus At The Garden

If we were in New York City and you told me the circus was in town I’d assume that it was at Madison Square Garden, better known as “The Garden”. Despite the facts that I was born in New York State and lived there well into adulthood I could be incorrect on the location. I’m a Buffalo, not New York City boy and those are two very different cities. Regardless of all that there was a circus in Manhattan on Monday but it took place in a federal courthouse. Let’s explore.   Continue reading Circus At The Garden

4 Questions

Today’s article is going to ask four questions. If you are one of my American readers I want you to think long and hard about how you would answer them. They actually represent a snapshot of where we are in America today. Spoiler alert: It isn’t a Kodak moment! Continue reading 4 Questions

A MAD Week Starts 2018?

I remember the duck and cover under a desk drills in school in preparation for a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. That would have done about as much good as a Betsy DeVos led Department of Education. Out of that era came an international relations theory known by the acronym of MAD which stood for Mutually Assured Destruction. Decades later came a television series named Mad Men. That “mad” stood for Manhattan’s Madison Avenue which was the epicenter of the powerful advertising business in the 1960’s. Last week we may have seen a 2018 version of mad men (as in insane) and they may be engaged in mutually assured destruction only unlike various American Presidents and Soviet Premiers they may not be smart enough to avoid the mutual destruction. Let’s explore. Continue reading A MAD Week Starts 2018?

Still Definition

Sunday, while working on another project I stumbled across an August 2012 article I wrote talking about the importance of defining your opponent in politics. The campaign in question was the Obama-Romney contest. I’d like to relate that to the 2016 Clinton-Trump contest. Let’s explore. Continue reading Still Definition