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

NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING

About twelve years ago I was in Florida, somewhere between Tampa and Orlando, watching a golf tournament. I’m walking down the street in a little town with The New York Times under my arm. A lady about fifty, probably Jewish probably New Yorker, comes up to me and demands…”where did you get that New York

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 The great truths have not been repealed….ignored, yes…but not repealed.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,

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

WE’D BE BETTER OFF IF HE WAS A DRUNK.

Yeah, I’m talking about Trump, our president. At least if he was a drunk, there could be an intervention. He could get help. Get in a program. AA. Something. Unfortunately, he’s stone cold sober. We’re seeing Trump at the top of his game. This is who he is. We’re on notice. How much more do

GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS

The good news is that Trump is down to a record low in job approval for a President six months into his first term…36%. The bad news is that 36% is too high to get rid of him via impeachment in the House and removal in the Senate. Trump is losing the smattering of democrats

TIME TO STEP UP

In sports, when a star player gets injured the coach invariably says “somebody has to step up”. In other words, some player who had a lesser role has an opportunity to show he can do more. Right now, in the USA, we don’t have a star player. The most charitable thing we can say about

TRUMP: WHERE ARE WE AT?

Here’s where I think we are In The Matter of Donald J. Trump. One. Impeachment is not possible…now. Trump’s job approval rating, as of this writing, is 39%. That is historically LOW for a President at this stage of his presidency but it’s too HIGH for impeachment. When Richard Nixon resigned in August of 1974,