SYRIA: CUI BONO?

Anyone who has watched Columbo once knows that the first step to finding out who is guilty of a crime is to ask who benefits by the crime…cui bono? News reports and conventional wisdom tell us that Bashar al-Assad gassed the people of Douma, Syria on April 7, 2018. Reports indicate 20-40 people were killed.

LIKELY WAR IN IRAN BY END OF SEPTEMBER 2018

The likelihood of the US getting involved in actual combat operations against Iran by the end of September is closing in on 50% for the following reasons: ONE. Trump needs something to get his job approval rating above 40%. War always gives a sitting president a short term boost in the polls. When we were

WAR WITHIN A WAR

There are two wars going on in the United Sates right now. The Big War is the war to get rid of Trump. It’s pretty much leaderless and going nowhere while the House and Senate are in Republican hands AND Trump’s job approval numbers are above 30%. His numbers have been as low as 33%

STEVE BANNON: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Friday was quite a day for Steve Bannon. From being fired in the morning from his job as Chief Strategist at the Trump White House to convening an Editorial Meeting at his old home, Breitbart News, in the afternoon. When the news crossed the wires that Trump had let Bannon go, cheers broke out on the floor of

HANG IN THERE STEVE BANNON

I’m starting to really like Steve Bannon, Trump’s pick to be Chief Strategist on the White House Staff. Sort of like what Karl Rove was for GWB. It’s not like it’s a man crush or anything. I’m still loyal to John Stockton, former point guard for the Utah Jazz, Patriots Coach Bill Belichik, and my

TRUMP … PLUS LONG KNIVES OUT FOR BANNON

I guess I should say something about the election. Everyone else has. So, in no particular order: Trump spoke FOR his people. Hillary spoke TO hers. If you read a transcript of the three debates, Hillary won them all. Watching them, Trump survived. He lived to fight another day. He let his people know he

PITY THE POOR BILLIONAIRES

The most interesting, likable, and authentic candidates in each party (Bernie and Trump) don't want your money … although Bernie will probably take a check for $27 bucks, his average contribution. The media is agog, especially at the Trump phenomenon. Their commentary is virtually useless … mostly because they are stuck in political correctness mode

POLITICS 2016: ANGER IN; POLITICAL CORRECTNESS OUT

Everybody's angry. Middle-aged and older white Christian men are angry big time. They think they're losing status to people they've been accustomed to looking down on. They sit in front of the TV for hours and watch FOX. The owner of FOX, Rupert Murdoch, a Jewish immigrant from Australia, serves up a steady diet of

RUPERT MURDOCH IS JEWISH AND TOM CALLAGHAN IS CATHOLIC

Screw Political Correctness. It's boring and, like Jeb Bush, low-energy. Trump proves that every day. He doesn't give a rat's ass about political correctness, and people love him “for telling it like it is”. Right On, Donald. Rupert Murdoch, through his hacks at FOX, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Post stomps all