Want what? The United States of America. Our country. Where we live. The place we call home. It’s not a perpetual motion machine. It doesn’t run itself. It’s a volitional organism. Its not guaranteed to last forever. It came into existence by an act of will. Blood was shed. We almost came undone in the
HOW BAD DO WE WANT IT?
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
GOTTA GO WITH JOE
I’m not jumping up and down about Biden. He doesn’t do that for many people. I’m not looking to send him a check. I sent a couple to Tulsi, but that’s another story. If Joe was speaking to a group across the street (and mass meetings were allowed) I wouldn’t go. I’m afraid if I
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
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