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

SERENA AND BANNON: UNITE THE AGGRIEVED

A Serena Williams tennis match in New York City brings out the aggrieved…those deeply sensitive, politically correct, and permanently pissed individuals ready, willing, and eager to get even for offenses real and imagined from time immemorial. They wait, expectantly, for a signal from Serena for something (anything) to happen that is not totally respectful of

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

FOREIGN RELATIONS IN THE AGE OF TRUMP

One of my mother’s favorite expressions, invariably addressed to me, was “make yourself useful as well as ornamental.” Another helpful bromide, this one of uncertain provenance, is “tell your own story or someone else will tell it for you.” Practical advice for individuals, businesses and governments. How does this relate to Trump as an actor

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

Is it not enough outrage or not enough responsibility? Or both? The answer is both. Benjamin Franklin pointed us in the right direction on September 17, 1787. The Constitutional Convention had just concluded its work. A citizen called out to Franklin as he was exiting the hall …”what have you given us Dr. Franklin?” Franklin’s

ADELSON AND MURDOCH

If it was a boxing match, they’d stop it. Two Jewish octogenarians, Sheldon Adelson and Rupert Murdoch, are beating the jack crap out of decades of American policy and tradition that has had the US pursuing peace as a first option, keeping commitments, and supporting those that have supported us. In its place, Adelson and

“JEW HATERS”…AND OTHER WORDS TO KILL DEBATE

“Jew Haters.” Nasty language, right? Absolutely. But it can get worse. How about “Jew hating anti-semite?” The double-whammy. That’s the language that came out of the mouth of Morton Klein, President of the Zionist Organization of America. Klein directed that language at Barack Obama. Obama’s offense in Klein’s addled mind? In 2016, then President Obama