Monthly Archives: June 2016

Somewhat Closer to Normal

It was finally the day for Donald Trump to prove to the Republican Party that he wasn’t bat-shit crazy and he wasn’t going to drag them down to defeat in November. He has no money – well, he has one … Continue reading

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The Rationale Evaporates

Donald Trump will never release his tax returns. Maybe there were years when he paid no taxes at all, but for a real estate developer that wouldn’t be unusual. Some years you book big losses to make big bucks the … Continue reading

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The Woman in the Shadows

Summer began with another day of Trump news. Not only had he had a bad three weeks of blurting out offensive nonsense, ignoring easy opportunities to hammer Hillary Clinton a bit, resulting in the worst polls numbers anyone had ever … Continue reading

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Another American Sunday

Perhaps one shouldn’t watch the Sunday morning political talk shows, but Meet the Press and Face the Nation have been around for many decades, and now there are many others – and how else are you going to find which … Continue reading

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Those Missing Strawberries

The second highest-grossing movie in America in 1954 was The Caine Mutiny – Humphrey Bogart as the unstable and periodically paranoid Captain Phillip Francis Queeg, brought in by the Navy to restore discipline on the Caine, a minesweeper in our … Continue reading

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Our Guns

No one was surprised. President Obama went to Florida and did the obvious: President Barack Obama tore into opponents of gun control on a visit to Orlando on Thursday, saying they should meet with the victims of the Orlando nightclub … Continue reading

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Too Unstable To Hold

How are things going in Washington? The Nationals, the baseball team that used to be the Montreal Expos, is doing quite well in their new home. That’s nice, but as the New York Times’ Jennifer Steinhauer reports, things are a … Continue reading

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