ISRAEL: IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING

Remember the Saturday Night Live Character, Roseanne Roseannadanna? Her favorite response to any complication or complaint was to tell the source of the problem, “There’s always something. If it isn’t one thing it’s the other.” Which reminds me of our friends, the Israelis. It’s always something with them. They want money, so we give them

CONFIRMATION AND THE JERK FACTORY: LETTER TO A FRIEND

Thanks for your thoughts on Neera Tanden and some other appointments. I believe Deb Haaland will be confirmed at Interior. It would be ridiculous in the extreme if she didn’t make it. Neera Tanden is clearly a partisan and sharp tongued to boot. The thing is, that by itself, hasn’t been a bar to a

REPUBLICAN WAR: VOTERS VERSUS DONORS

“In the Republican Party, we don’t count voters we count donors.” David Frum, former speechwriter for George W. Bush and close confidant of the late Sheldon Adelson uncorked that little truism not so long ago. Did Frum knock it out of the park or what? David didn’t go into details on what constitutes a “donor”

WAR AND DICK LEBEAU

Trump needs a war. And, Joe Biden needs Dick LeBeau. Let’s go to War first. Sheldon Adelson would prefer it that way. He’s 87 years old and Trump is his last best chance to destroy Iran. I’ve played the clip of Sheldon at Yeshiva University twice. Take another look. According to Adelson, the way to

BIDEN CAN LOSE

I can’t get John Kennedy or Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton or Barack Obama out of my mind. They are my idea of Candidates for President of the United States. Happy Warriors. Cut from the same cloth as the original Happy Warrior, Al Smith, four-time Governor of New York State, and the first Catholic nominated

TRUMP’S CONVENTION AND THE WAR SOLUTION

Donald Trump lives in Washington, DC., but it’s not his town. His Party will meet there this week, but the town belongs to Muriel Bowser, the Mayor of the District of Columbia. She left her calling card on Black Lives Matter Plaza right on Trump’s Front Door. Take a look. This is what Trump sees

JUST WIN BABY

Football fans will recognize the title from Al Davis, longtime owner of the Oakland Raiders. Joe Biden should have that phrase painted in bold letters on the ceiling in his bedroom so its the first thing he sees when he wakes up in the morning…which damm well better be before Six AM. You got work

CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITIES

I’m trying to figure out what’s likely to happen in our politics given the pandemic, Trump vs Biden, and African Americans demanding their rightful place in all aspects of American life. The best strategy I can think of, in order to make an informed guess about the future, is to eliminate things that clearly are

TRUMP: TALKING TO HIMSELF

Kennedy drew 60,000 at 3AM in Waterbury; Obama, 150,00 in Denver; Trump 6,200 in Tulsa, including staff, secret service, assorted flunkies, wannabees, and, supernumeraries. That’s about right. The universe is starting to make sense. The Trump Act is getting stale and tired. The “cover story” of shaking things up does’t wash. Deep state, Antifa (anyone

SLEEPY JOE VERSUS CAPTAIN CHAOS

If you’re for Joe, how can you feel optimistic? What has he done that makes you want to say “he’s got this, he’s on top of his game.” Does he speak with passion and conviction that makes you want to send him a check. Has he ever given a speech that brought you to your