WHAT WOULD RONALD REAGAN DO?

What do you suppose Ronald Reagan would do if he were our President right now? Let’s concentrate on one matter both President Reagan had to deal with while President and President Biden has to deal with now. The one matter Reagan dealt with and Biden is dealing with is……. ISRAEL It never ends with Israel.

WE’RE BEING PLAYED BY ZELENSKY

The USA is being played by President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. Mr. Zelensky will be referred to hereinafter as “Shirt” mainly because he wants to be the star of the all groups a la Mao or Che…action heroes. Some more than others. C’mon Shirt. Lighten up. Good thing Nancy isn’t President, she’s send him home

BIDEN JOB APPROVAL HITS 37%

I follow Gallup Polling because they make it fairly easy to compare how a sitting President, Joe Biden, is doing, when compared to former presidents at different points in their presidencies. Take a President like Barack Obama. He served two terms and just touched a Gallup job approval rating of 38% for a couple of

MY PEOPLE: ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE

Let’s have fun. Truth be known I’m a little behind the curve on some stuff like War, Peace and the Economy. I’m willing to bet we’ve got a little of each. I’m going to make a list of people I like at least a bit at some time in their life. If a particular name

UKRAINE REBOOT

I just finished writing a piece on Ukraine that didn’t get it done. So, I thought for a few minutes and two names popped into my head. John McEnroe and the late Joan Rivers. Two people who spoke their minds, no matter the consequences. I remember Johnny Mac at Wimbledon “You cannot be serious” and

NANCY PELOSI: SIMPLY THE BEST

I’ve been fascinated with politics since I saw Jack Kennedy’s limousine pull up the back ramp of the Boston Garden Election Eve 1960. By sheer luck, I was given an opportunity to work as an intern in the US Senate in 1963. Later, as a lawyer, I testified a few times before Congressional Committees. I’ve

CNN ON ANTISEMITISM IN AMERICA

Last Sunday, Dana Bash of CNN, narrated a one-hour program on the rise of Anti Semitism in the USA. I watched it all. In my opinion, it was very deeply unimpressive. In other words it was pretentious and mediocre. The fatal flaw of the Special was that it didn’t contain an ounce of self-examination or

FIGHTING FOR A TIE

Russia is an anomaly. It’s too big. Nearly twice the size of the next biggest country in the world, Canada, with a population less than that of Bangladesh. Russia is in a war where they can’t afford to win or lose. Putin has forty miles of military vehicles stuck in the mud because he violated

IN DEFENSE OF INCONSISTENCY

It has been brought to my attention that there is an “inconsistency” in how I treat various political actors. How can anyone who describes themself as an Obama-Pelosi Democrat, have anything good to say about Ronald Reagan or Lindsey Graham? Easy. Nobody’s perfectly good or bad. Sometimes people on the “other side” come up big

THE ORIGINS OF OUR POLITICAL PREFERENCES: PART I

Like most people, my dislikes are bigger drivers of my political preferences than my likes. Hate is a stronger motivator than love. Its a fact. Hate energizes. Love pacifies. I like and admire Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. They are, and have been, strong figures on the national stage, who have stood the test of