The biggest political story of last week is the international reaction to the disappearance and presumed murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. It appears to have been ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS). First son-in-law Jared Kushner claims MBS as a good buddy. While we do not have a monarchy in America (which may come as a surprise to many of the current, and thankfully temporary, occupants of the West Wing) Kushner is often referred to as a prince by talking heads on the left. As this began to unfold what came to me was the song, Two Princes. Let’s explore. Continue reading ’93 Portends ’18?
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We Don’t Need A Democratic Trump!
At some point in time I will do a series on what I anticipate to be a rather large starting field for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination. Not too long ago I wrote a piece imploring the “older generation” of Democrats to make room for a relatively younger group. Even though that disqualifies some of my favorite progressives, I still feel that way. Today I want to again paint with a wide brush and say we don’t need a celebrity novice. Let’s explore. Continue reading We Don’t Need A Democratic Trump!
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?
Is it wishful thinking on my part or am I seeing the beginning of defiant patriotism when it comes to the relationship of the military and congressional Republicans with President Trump? That is the underlying story of last week and I’d like to explore it with you today. Continue reading Defiant Patriotism?
As if it weren’t already abundantly apparent the incoming Trump administration confirmed that they intend on playing the political game by their own set of rules when NBC News reported that Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, would have a West Wing position. When you elect a member of the Lucky Sperm Cell Club to the nation’s highest office what would you expect other than someone who will play by the rules he always has: the Lucky Sperm Cell Club’s rules? Continue reading Club Rules