Another Mad Monarch

People close to him have been warning for years that Donald Trump is mentally ill. And I am beginning to believe that he is. As a child he was so much trouble his parents felt obliged to send him to a military school. And his entire life has been marked by erratic behavior. His bizarre antics […]
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End of an Empire?

As Trump’s America descends into Third World autocracy, nepotism, corruption and oppression, the end of the mighty US empire could be approaching. The gulf between blue America and red America is widening as Americans grow increasingly hostile to one another. And individual states are becoming more eager to go their own way. I just read about a poll showing […]
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Innovations from the Course

  Whether you ever venture on to a course or not, the golf equipment show in Orlando is spotlighting innovations you might find, well… interesting. Not that we golfers need anything more to buck us up. After all, Tiger is back on the links today in San Diego, and even if he succumbs to ring rust from […]
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Two Years to Get Ready

  You could collapse in despair as Trump and his Republican minions shred the Constitution and turn back the clock. Or you could start preparing for battle, knowing “we the people” get to have our say again in a couple of years. As  the bigots and xenophobes impose their will on the rest of us, […]
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“Decency” Under Attack

  Ideas I have accepted unquestionably all my life are under attack. Not just in America but worldwide, “the people” seem to be rejecting my concepts of good and evil. In America “the people” have chosen to follow Trump and the Republicans. And our new rulers are leaving no doubt about their path forward. It’s going to be […]
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No, We Aren’t Watching

  The “news” channels will be obsessed with you-know-who’s inauguration this weekend but we don’t have to be. Sandra is right now watching an old movie on Turner Classics, for example, and I will be browsing the sports channels in a little while. I’ll tune in to the Australian Open tennis tournament for one. I’m […]
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Better Late than Never

As thousands of women in “pussy hats” converge on Washington to protest Trump’s presidency, a critic might ask them, “Did you vote?” For the shameful truth is that about half of America’s voters stayed home on November 8. Do the women who  couldn’t be bothered to vote – or who left the presidential box blank – […]
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An Illegitimate Presidency?

  Civil rights icon John Lewis (above) says Trump’s presidency is illegitimate. He refuses to attend Friday’s inauguration ceremony. And he has some pundits shaking their heads in dismay. But what if Lewis is right? And I think he might be. Representative Lewis questions the legitimacy of Trump’s election because he is convinced it was the result […]
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Government by Tweets

  The sheer silliness of a president issuing policy statements via Twitter must be making America a global laughing stock. I don’t ever go on Twitter. I delete the uninvited emails I get from Twitter. To me, Twitter is for kids and trolls, not me. You know who uses tweets to communicate with the public, don’t […]
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As the Horror Unfolds

The Trump-Assad-Putin team meme that is making the rounds of the Russian Internet. Retweeted by Yaroslav Trofimov, Greater Middle East columnist at The Wall Street Journal The free world is recoiling in horror as the reality of a Trump presidency begins to unfold. His selection of a governing team, for example, leaves no doubt of the malignancy ahead. […]
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