Tagged: John McCain

Enemies of the State

Enemies of the State

  The relentless sabotage of President Obama’s policies and the insulting personal attacks against him have provoked fury even among the normally unflappable members of the New York Times editorial board. To me this fury is...

Time to Fade Away

Time to Fade Away

Are you surprised to see John McCain (top photo) on TV? How about Newt Gingrich (bottom photo)? I am surprised. And discouraged. They are like a bad cold that just seems to hang on...

Oh No! Not Again!

Oh No! Not Again!

Don’t tell me we’re headed back to to the days when Americans (and Canadians) built bomb shelters in their basements and hoarded canned foods and other supplies in preparation for the Apocalypse. I just...

You Were Right, Joe!

You Were Right, Joe!

You told them so, Joe. You told them that Iraq should be “decentralized” into three loosely linked states. You knew that Iraq wouldn’t hold together, that trying to forge a unified democracy there was doomed to...

Mother Nature’s Wrath

Mother Nature’s Wrath

  It’s early May and the high temperature in Lakeland, Florida today will be 90 degrees. The weather has been like that for weeks. Summer is early this year. In California, I understand, there...

America’s Credibility Shaken as Ukraine Aid Bill Stalls

America’s Credibility Shaken as Ukraine Aid Bill Stalls

I am conflicted on the Ukraine crisis. On one hand, I wish America would stay out of other countries’ politics. On the other hand, now that they are so obviously involved,  Americans have promises...

Putin’s American Fan Club

Putin’s American Fan Club

If you think about the comments coming from right-wing politicians in America, you have to wonder why they admire Vladimir Putin so much.  One after the other, the familiar warhorses trot up to the...

Here Comes the Boom?

Here Comes the Boom?

What do you do if you are the President of the United States and you are informed that Russia has invaded the Ukraine? Of course you deplore this unlawful aggression. And of course you...

Are the Mainstream Media Telling us the Real Story ?

Are the Mainstream Media Telling us the Real Story ?

It could be just me but the media seem different today from the days of my youth.  Back then I felt I could count on a responsible press to ferret out the facts and...

TV is Not Necessarily a Reliable Source, Senator Graham

TV is Not Necessarily a Reliable Source, Senator Graham

Those earnest faces on TV news programs may seem trustworthy but you can’t rely on them for the truth. Indeed, you can’t always rely on them for the facts. In my long media career,...