The Collapse of Iconic America

America's stature around the world and at home appears to be in rapid retreat right now. A recent poll showed that a record low 43% of Americans would describe themselves as "extremely  proud" to be an American.  I do not greet that news with the alarm that many media pundits have.  Speaking as an American... Continue Reading →

It Is Time For Nancy Pelosi To Pass The Baton

The Democrats have some legitimate momentum heading into the 2018 mid-terms.  If they want to maximize that momentum and sweep the Republicans out of D.C. and statehouses all over America, Nancy Pelosi should cede the leadership role to a capable hand she can support.  New blood and new energy can give the Democrats the boost... Continue Reading →

The Vanity of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

When the news broke that Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court it was treated as a shocking development by mainstream news outlets.  But was it all that shocking that an 81-year-old man who has been in a job for three decades was ready to hang it up and take a permanent vacation? ... Continue Reading →

Ivanka Trump May As Well Be A Ghost

Some of you might remember the popular children's cartoon from the '70's "Casper The Friendly Ghost."  If you don't, just take a look at the Trump Administration's Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump and she is sure to jog your memory. Recall that Casper was adorably cute and desperately wanted to make friends.  Being admired and accepted... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Prince

Today is Prince's birthday and it is cause for his friends and loved ones to celebrate.  If you loved his music and appreciated what he gave to the world, that includes you.  He made that abundantly clear over and over throughout his career.  My appreciation for Prince and his music goes well beyond fandom and... Continue Reading →

Meghan McCain Needs To Take A Break

I am not attacking Meghan McCain as an individual but lately she has been sinking into the floor and hanging out in the sunken place.  Her shrill tantrum this week about how many American flags she has in her house and how she feels about NFL players anthem-kneeling was just the most recent proof that... Continue Reading →

Shut Off The Spotlight Mass Shooters Are So Desperate For

Those of us who have given the matter of mass shootings serious consideration beyond offering "thoughts and prayers to the victims" know that the elixir to remedy this sickness is a complex cocktail made by mixing many, many ingredients.  The components are cultural, technological, psychological, mechanical, political, educational, economic and maybe even spiritual.  And until... Continue Reading →

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