Tagged: 2016 presidential election

An Encouraging Sign – But…

An Encouraging Sign – But…

    Yesterday’s elections gave the Democrats cause for hope – but not for complacency. Results, especially in Virginia, were even better than the pundits predicted, and it looks as if a Blue Wave is...

Crime of the Century

Crime of the Century

  The roar of outrage has subsided to a murmur as Americans get used to having Trump as their president. I see little or nothing in today’s news about the various “investigations”  supposedly under way....

Dump Trump? Not So Fast!

Dump Trump? Not So Fast!

There are many reasons to rid America of the blight inflicted by the recent presidential election. But there’s one equally compelling reason to endure it. Rid the nation of Trump and what have we got?...

Vote Libertarian, Mitt!

Vote Libertarian, Mitt!

  I never thought much of Mitt Romney’s intelligence, so it shouldn’t surprise me that he’s rummaging through the Republican primary castoffs to find a “third-party candidate” to foil Donald Trump. But even Mitt should...

Now, Hillary is a Spy?

Now, Hillary is a Spy?

  One of the first cautions I received as a young reporter was, “Consider the source.” Obviously, nobody shared those words of wisdom with Yahoo News. The first “article” I saw when I turned on the computer...

Rise of an Empty Suit

Rise of an Empty Suit

  Tonight’s the night. The night that could decide the fate of Donald Trump’s bizarre candidacy… that could send Jeb! back to his Miami mansion. .. that could signal the emergence of a new...

Impossible? Perhaps Not.

Impossible? Perhaps Not.

  Could Bernie Sanders make me eat my words? I said there was no way he could win the presidency of these United States. Could I be mistaken? The old Socialist (photo at right) is...

Cringing at Jeb’s Joke

Cringing at Jeb’s Joke

First, the disclaimer: I see through a glass darkly. I have no special sources to draw on, no exceptional occult or analytical powers to inform me. All I have is what I read on...

The Great Debate!

The Great Debate!

  If you ever doubted that politics today is just showbiz, surely those doubts have been dispelled by now. You’ve probably heard, for example, that Fox News is staging the first debate for Republican...

Watch Out for Walker!

Watch Out for Walker!

  If ever there was an enemy of the American worker it is Scott Walker. This militant right-winger has made a career of pandering to the rich and powerful and destroying workers’ rights in...