WEARING HIS FATHER’S SHOES

In 1988, fifty-five year old, recently divorced, Sheldon Adelson took his first trip to Israel. He was wearing the shoes of his deceased Lithuanian–born Jewish father. By 1988 Sheldon had come a long way from Dorchester, MA. He was the creator and owner of COMDEX, a successful computer trade show business in Las Vegas and

TRUMP. ADELSON. PELOSI.

Donald Trump loves the image of himself sauntering across the stage showing a clenched fist or better yet…two clinched fists. Like he is actually in charge of something. Or, maybe a former war hero basking in well earned adulation. Hardly, on both counts. Trump is a fraud. He is a kept man. He does what

NANCY PELOSI GETS A LIFE

In 1987, the Congresswoman in the Northern California District where Nancy Pelosi lived, Rep. Sala Burton, died of cancer. Before she died, Sala asked Nancy to consider running for her congressional seat when it became vacant. At the time, the youngest of Nancy’s five children was a senior in high school. Nancy decided she had

EVERYTHING IS COMING APART

Everything is coming apart.There’s no place to hide. We depend upon each others sanity. We drive down a two lane road betting the car coming towards us is not being driven by a homicidal/suicidal maniac. We live in a state of mutual dependency. We assume our leaders have a modicum of good will and sanity

LIARS CREEPS SUCK-UPS AND SAUDIS

We’re being governed by liars, creeps, and suck-ups. What other words would you use to describe Jared Kushner, John Bolton, Giggling Mike Pompeo, Chuckling Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Donald (He Denies It) Trump, and the behavior of the Trump Administration in the aftermath of the gruesome murder and dismemberment of an American Resident inside the

I KNOW I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE

I know I’m not the only one who likes and has supported Barack Obama and ended up supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Justice of the Supreme Court. How could that be you ask. Easy. In politics, hate (or dislike) is a far stronger motivator than love (or like). That’s not my bright idea, it’s

KAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION ESSENTIALS

Let’s clear the clutter surrounding the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. FIRST, the President can nominate anybody he wants and the Senate can Confirm or fail to Confirm for any reason or no reason. If Ds want their dream candidate, win the Presidency. If they want to deny Confirmation to someone they

I DON’T BELIEVE DR. FORD

Why should I believe her? I haven’t met her. I haven’t seen and heard her describe what she claims happened to her and respond to questions about the details of that event. In fact, none of the the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, with the exception of Sen. Diane Feinstein, have met her. So,

KAVANAUGH?

You know him, the guy with the “punch me” face, yellow teeth, and negative charisma. Remember the Rodney Dangerfield line…I told my dentist my teeth were yellow, he said I should wear a brown tie. Kavanaugh could go down. But, as Dan Rather would say, “don’t bet the double-wide.” I really didn’t care one way

HIT HIM IN THE BASE

You want to beat Trump? Hit him in the base. But in a nice way. Sort of like how Reagan beat Carter and Kennedy beat Nixon and Obama beat Romney. Cheerful, with a bit of self deprecating humor, not angry. More mensch not momzer. (Harry Truman was a mensch, Rick Santorum a momzer). What we