Tag Archives: NPR

The Big Lie Is, Well A Lie. But Does It Matter?

I’d like to stop writing about Donald Trump. I really would! But he simply won’t go away and in fact is an increasing threat to America. On Wednesday morning he showed one of his weaknesses. Will the authorities exploit it?

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The Dependent Moderator

As of this writing the final presidential debate of the 2020 cycle is scheduled to take place tonight. Whether it will happen or not is still basically a coin toss. In any event I have spotted a serious flaw in the way we conduct political debates that I’d like to explore with you today. Continue reading The Dependent Moderator

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

Otherwise Happening

Impeachment is sucking up all the oxygen in the political news world but there is much else going on that I want to try to touch on. The operative word may be “try”. Let’s explore. Continue reading Otherwise Happening

Rats

Once again last week was one where so much happened it is both impossible to identify a single biggest story or even cover all the candidates.  I’ll do my best to cover a few. Last week did beg a question which explains this article’s title and I will ponder in the closing paragraph. Continue reading Rats