WHAT’S PAST IS PROLOGUE

If you’re trying to get a fix on where you are, take a look at where you’ve been. As the sign says at the National Archives in Washington DC, “What’s Past is Prologue.” So, to get some perspective, I took a look at our Presidents in the post World War II Era and tried to

ROMNEY'S WALK

I've been trying to get a fix on Romney's walk. It's odd. All the locomotion is from the knees down. There's no movement in the hips and thighs. There's a guy in my building who aspires to be a stand-up comic. I told him that if he could master the Romney walk and gestures, he'd

MITT SAYS PRESIDENT “POLITICAL”

Mitt Romney described President Obama's action to grant temporary relief from deportation to over 800,000 undocumented immigrants who met certain criteria as "political". Whoa! Mitt, you really know how to hurt a guy.  MEMO TO MITT Mitt, we need to talk.  President Obama occupies a political office. When he takes an action pursuant to a policy

THE IRRESISTIBLE URGE TO BE STUPID

Did you ever notice how the media coverage of big attention-riveting events tends to follow a familiar pattern? At first, there's a brief pause (which is getting briefer because of social media) when people try to absorb what actually has happened. This is followed by a competition amongst the commentariat to say something relevant, which

SUPREME COURT WILL UPHOLD OBAMACARE 6-3

That's my long shot prediction. The conventional wisdom holds that Obamacare is in serious jeopardy, partly because of a less-than-stellar defense of the law by Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli at oral argument. Obamacare will rise or fall depending upon how the court deals with the following questions:  1) Does the mandate that everyone purchase

HARNESSING THE HATE

Ed Rendell is a Democrat … a meat and potatoes Democrat. He's been around for a long time … winning and sometimes losing elections in the rough-and-tumble of Pennsylvania politics. He's been D.A. and Mayor of Philadelphia, and two-term governor of the state. Recently, on MSNBC, he was part of a four person panel discussion