Tagged: Republican primaries

Noise from an Empty Barrel

Noise from an Empty Barrel

The people who tell me they’re voting for Donald Trump always say it’s because he’s a successful businessman, not a politician. But why would they want a businessman who knows nothing about politics –...

The Kasich Fantasy

The Kasich Fantasy

First, I was shocked to find out that there are Republicans in New York. Who are these people, I wonder. Do they live in some exclusive Park Avenue penthouse, insulated from reality by a...

Natural Born? Not Ted Cruz

Natural Born? Not Ted Cruz

Looking at Ted Cruz (at right), I find it hard to believe he is a “natural-born” anything. He makes me want to believe those conspiracy theories about aliens infiltrating the human race with sinister...

A Dreary Campaign

A Dreary Campaign

  Today Wisconsin Republicans are making their choice for the party’s presidential candidate, and according to party bigwig Lindsay Graham, it’s like choosing to be shot or poisoned. They must choose between Donald Trump,...

But Who Will Stop Cruz?

But Who Will Stop Cruz?

  As the “Stop Trump” movement gathers steam, the Republican establishment is looking at Ted Cruz as a likely standard bearer in November’s presidential contest. Ted Cruz!!! These are frightening times, indeed. When one of America’s...

America’s Shame

America’s Shame

  As I watched the melee at Donald Trump’s canceled rally last night, I wondered what the rest of the world must think of America when such scenes are projected on their TV screens....

The Enthusiasm Gap

The Enthusiasm Gap

In a sane universe, Hillary Clinton would easily win the US presidency. She is by far the most qualified candidate. But this universe of ours is not sane. Strange things happen. Danger is everywhere....

We the… Problem?

We the… Problem?

In a recent discussion on trade agreements, a Bloomberg TV panel summed up America’s free-trade dilemma this way: Consumers want the cheap goods they get from trade agreements but voters don’t want to pay for the...

Why Not Run for President?

Why Not Run for President?

Let’s say you were famous for something – performing surgical miracles, for example, and writing best sellers about your rags-to-riches life.  And now you’re retired, with nothing but time on your hands. Why not...

Blood Money Rules

Blood Money Rules

  You may be wondering why so many American politicians seem always eager to promote war. And I think a new report, by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, might provide the answer. The report...