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Category: Commentary

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 […]

21st Century Feminism

Like so many things, feminism has baffled me, specifically, why the word and movement seem to carry such a negative connotation – in 2017.  It is silly, really.  I have […]

What Do the Democrats Stand For?

Sunday, Governor Kasich (R-OH) was interviewed on CNN.  I missed the interview, but read the highlights online.  The headline was, “If GOP can’t be ‘fixed,’ I can’t support it.”   […]

Puerto Rico – Our 51st State?

This summer, my nephew became interested in collecting state quarters.  When she was a kid, my sister collected baseball cards and stamps, so perhaps this early interest is in his […]