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Category: Commentary

The Post

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of […]

So…..what’s up with Facebook?

I usually begin these posts with a historical event used to introduce the topic at hand.  But social media, and Facebook specifically, is relatively new and thus, I really have […]

What. Just. Happened?

On December 16, 1773, about 60 Bostonians, dressed as Native Americans climbed onto ships and proceeded to dump about $700,000 (in today’s currency) worth of British tea into the murky […]

Memos, Dossiers and Kompromat

I haven’t decided if this is a good or a bad soap opera.  In the 1980s, CBS aired Capitol, a thirty-minute daytime serial that revolved around two or three upper-middle-class political families […]

Making America Great Again

To the foreign observer, it might be hard to appreciate just how abnormal 2017 has been in America.  As a citizen, I assure you, there was not even a facade […]

Sex and Congress

Who remembers Anita Hill?  If you are my age, you likely remember a few details but millennials may need to rely on Google.  Perhaps the most overt ‘tell’ of where […]

Thanksgiving Eve Thoughts

My brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life; to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and […]

Is This the End of the GOP?

Today was another disappointing day in American politics.  For most of us, it was just another Tuesday; kids had to go to school, parents had to go to work, errands […]

An American Reformation: Politics

Brian Williams has made a comeback.  After losing his spot as NBC Nightly News host and a self-imposed exile due to exaggerated and boastful reporting, Williams scored a late-night gig […]