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

THE COUNTRY WANTS A REAL FIGHT

That’s what a real Presidential Election is supposed to be. When it’s over the country should feel a sense of cleansing and accomplishment. The winner invariably enjoys a job approval rating over 50% on Inauguration Day. In the the ten elections from Carter versus Ford in 1976 to Obama versus Romney in 2012, the country

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%

BACK TO BASICS

When things get crazy slow everything down and go back to basics. The great truths have not been repealed….ignored, yes…but not repealed. Consider: NATURE (AND POLITICS) ABHORS A VACUUM (PARMENDIES, PHILOSPHER, GREECE, 485 BC) The Office of President of the United States is essentially vacant. The occupant is happy to spend his days at parades

IT’S SHELDON ADELSON’S DREAM AND WE’RE LIVING IN IT

Billionaire Casino owner Sheldon Adelson is not wracked by doubt. In Sheldon’s world there is no such thing as the Palestinian People, there was never anything to negotiate with Iran, and Israel’s Capitol is Jerusalem. Sheldon has no trouble keeping things simple and no problem getting to the point. In dealing with the Trump Campaign,

CRUZ – FIORINA

If Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina are the answer, what in heaven's name is the question? No, no, no … it's not, who's going to be the next President and Vice President of the United States … no way, José. That would be cruel and unusual punishment. Cruz and Fiorina are called to a different

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

AFTER IOWA

If HILLARY CLINTON is going to be President, she needs the election moved up by six months. Her supporters aren't getting any younger. In Iowa, Bernie Sanders beat the bejesus out of her with people under 44 and in the under-30 segment, Sanders beat her by six to one. Seriously. The closer people got to

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