The State Department Shouldn’t Declare War

Some people love war. There’s Eisenhower’s “Military-Industrial Complex.” They want to make money from war, and want us to throw more tax dollars at...

What Do Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Have In Common?

While asserting Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have anything in common may, on its face, sound absurd, let me connect the dots. They do...

Liberals And Conservatives Need Each Other

It is amazing that, for every issue, liberals and conservatives line up on opposite sides. There are a few issues for which a few...

Identity Politics In 2020: “Membership Has Its Privileges”

Maybe more than in any previous presidential campaign, “identity politics” is playing a major role. One obvious reason is that there has never been...

Haters Tend to be Losers

I’ve never been a Hillary fan. I think Obama was wrong in 2008, when he told her, “you’re likable enough.” She’s not....

What Kavanaugh Means for Scotus

The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation has been a roller coaster ride in so many ways. Let me give you my own, personal, experience. When the...
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Battle Against Racism and Sexism Marches Into Presidential Politics

There’s an old Chinese saying, “may you live in interesting times.” Only the “interesting” is used in the same way as if someone asks...
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The Real Problem With Our Elections

Over the past week, this writer has focused on the Electoral College and has spent hours doing calculations. After reviewing the options, it seems...

Is Niger Going To Be Trump’s “Benghazi”?

The trouble with having a fragile ego is that you can’t leave bad enough alone. Most of the time, if one is attacked,...

If Democrats Were Smart (They’re Not)

If Democrats were smart... they’d understand that words have meaning, and people have concerns. Words can turn those concerns into fears, and fears can...

Will There Be A New Liberal Era?

Dick Soisson was my history teacher in high school. Well, I use the term loosely. He was the gym teacher and sports...

Tortured Again: By The Senate

Intellectual torture is back, generated by a fully partisan effort by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s insistence on releasing an...