Here Comes the Clown Car

  Can you picture Ted Cruz in the White house? Marco Rubio? Ben Carson? Rand Paul?¬† Bobby Jindal? I can’t. What about¬†scandal-plagued Chris Christie? Or the unctuous bumpkin, Mike Huckabee? Or that Koch Brothers lackey, Scott Walker? And Rick Perry – again? Is this a joke? Crazy Cruz couldn’t win a presidential election in some […]
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Who’s Really a Democrat?

Do you fill in the little oval next to every Democratic candidate when you go to the polls? That’s what I do. But do we know what we’re voting for? I am a New Deal kind of voter. FDR is one of my heroes. Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” is one of my dreams. I still […]
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Some People Write Because They Must; Sadly, Some Write for Money

When I was in the newspaper game, I would occasionally be invited to speak at some function or other, and invariably a starry eyed youngster would come up to me afterward with the question, “How do I become a writer?” I would ask what the kid had written lately, and sometimes I would get a […]
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Colin Powell’s Stamp of Approval Should Seal the Deal

Jamaicans might address him as Sir Colin. Yes Colin Powell (photo below) is not only a United States General but also a British knight. He is one of the most honored sons of Jamaica, and one of America’s most respected leaders. A former secretary of state, national security adviser and chairman of the Joint Chiefs […]
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It’s Obama’s Dream Team that Will Make the “Fix” Possible

The local newspaper’s headline this morning startled me. “Obama Tells Huge Crowd He Can Fix Broken Washington,” the front page banner declared. I listened to every word of Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention last night, and I do not remember hearing that. What I heard was a message about teamwork, about bringing […]
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Who Is Qualified to Cast the First Stone? Certainly Not O’Reilly

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, they said unto him, “Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?” This they […]
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My Pick for Vice President Might Surprise You

Despite the conniving by so many powerful people dedicated to Barack Obama’s defeat, I am sure that John McCain will not be America’s next President. The country would not have survived for more than 230 years if the majority of its citizens were that obtuse. A lot of voters don’t pay close attention to the […]
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Could The Nomination “Fight” Be an Elaborate PR Stunt?

America is the home of hype. Realty is lightly regarded and truth is as expendable as a used Kleenex. That’s what keeps tabloid publications alive. That’s what fuels round-the-clock TV news, web sites like You Tube and all the other so-called information outlets. Even the President freely resorts to “spin” (for examples, see Scott McClellan’s […]
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Maybe Women Really Aren’t Good at Math After All

One of the most pervasive examples of gender profiling is the notion that “women aren’t good at math.” I have valiantly resisted this idea as I watched my daughters struggle with math while shining in other subjects, and I have tried to brush away the doubts that invade my mind as I witness my wife’s […]
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Here’s the Real Dream Ticket!

Could it be that the Democrats don’t deserve Barack Obama? Would they really be more comfortable with a no-holds-barred brawler? If that’s the case, I have a proposal for their real “dream ticket”: Hillary Clinton for President and Roseanne Barr for Vice President. To complete the picture I suggest Rosie O’Donnell as Secretary of State […]
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