Monthly Archives: April 2019

No Faking Now

Bill Clinton sailed through eight years without a major war and a booming economy. He delivered a balanced budget once, with the help of a young Republican congressman from Ohio, John Kasich. When he left office there was an actual … Continue reading

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Another Time and Place

College was September 1965 – the Beatles “Help” topped the charts and our Vietnam War was just starting up – to June 1969 – President Nixon and South Vietnamese President Thiệu meet at Midway Island to talk about ending that … Continue reading

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Two Separate Americas Now

A week off didn’t help. Nothing changed. Joe Biden announced he’s running for president. He wants to bring back decency and compassion to public life, or at least to American politics. Trump continues to tell America to sneer at everyone … Continue reading

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A Pause

Taking the rest of the week off from these columns and any new photography – health issues –

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Escalation Dominance

Donald Trump always wins, even when he loses. That’s what all the bankruptcies were all about. Declare bankruptcy, say you’re broke and cannot pay off any outstanding loans or pay any vendor for any goods or services, and the courts … Continue reading

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The Jerk

Attorney General William Barr, brand new to the job, had promised to release the Mueller report to the public, the report on whether President Trump had been a bad boy, and so he did, one month after he had received the report … Continue reading

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Before One Has Data

There was that Scandal in Bohemia and Sherlock Holmes did turn to Doctor Watson and say this – “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of … Continue reading

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