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A Few Other Things

So many things get left on the “cutting room floor” in Trump’s America I’m convinced it is by design. Like the Broad Street Bullies of NHL lore they commit so many indiscretions in such rapid succession that it is impossible to cover them all. Add to this the usual complicating factors in American politics. Today will be another of my destined to be incomplete efforts to catch up on some recent sins. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Few Other Things

Reflecting And Questioning

If all has gone as I anticipated as I commence writing this, we are just into 2020 and anticipating President Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate. Today I’d like to reflect on that, in the process make a prediction and end with a few questions and observations. Let’s explore. Continue reading Reflecting And Questioning

Who To Run And How To Deploy The Ground Troops

There is plenty of material to write about but today I want to ignore most of it to concentrate on the Democrats’ 2020 presidential choices. Precious few words will be spent on the candidate; much more on the “how to win”. Let’s explore. Continue reading Who To Run And How To Deploy The Ground Troops


I just added How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt to the Recommended Reading List.  The Harvard professors collaborated on this work which outlines how democracies have died in history with a major focus on the 20th and 21st centuries.  The second half of the book concentrates on contemporary America and the treat Trump poses.

Americans collectively are both the enablers of a Trump and the solution to the problem he represents.