Tag Archives: Trump and Obama

That Man in His Head

No one remembers who spoke at their graduation, that seems a minor matter on the big day, but there was that graduation at West Point thirty years ago this June. Colin Powell spoke – that year it was the Chairman … Continue reading

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They Will Pay

Anyone who lives in California now knows to vote for Donald Trump this time. He has to carry this state. The price of him not carrying California is too high. He is a vengeful man. He never forgets and he … Continue reading

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Regarding Effective Management

Effective management is a skill set that can be learned. Or it’s a gift that some people have and others will never have. Or it’s a personality disorder – a kind of curse, a compulsion to organize that can’t be … Continue reading

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No Ordinary Joe

Joe Biden, old and a bit scattered, but pleasant and well-meaning and open, who wants the nation to get back to being calm and sensible, with minimal shouting, is running for president as kind of an ordinary Joe – a … Continue reading

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Rattled and Irrational

The week ended with a news story of vast historical importance that wasn’t particularly noticed, because all the other news buried it – the Epstein suicide, if it was that, Trump and Netanyahu declaring that all Democrats hate Jews and … Continue reading

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Political Points

There was another sad Fourth of July, and the byline here is April 7, 1983: A ban on apple pie couldn’t have brought a stronger reaction than Interior Secretary James Watt’s decision, revealed yesterday, to ban “rock bands” like the … Continue reading

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The Answer That Now Settles Everything

That was some week. Every week is really something now. Donald Trump really is the president now. There’s never a dull moment. This was the week that Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the six-nation nuclear deal with … Continue reading

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