Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks says he will challenge Electoral College results

Commentary Mel Brooks claims no relation. “Alabama? What, are you a mashugana?” Mo Brooks is a Republican Congressman from Alabama. While he is not as funny as his namesake, Mel Brooks (or, for that matter, Albert Brooks), he is definitely laughable. (Just to get this out of the way upfront – for you 50’s sitcomContinue reading “Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks says he will challenge Electoral College results”

Florida Latinos and Trump; Religion, SCOTUS and Amy Coney Barrett

Commentary Around the Block’s take on two Washington Post Op-eds I intended to take a little break from Around the Block for a while in order to focus on some of my other writing projects. I did not, however, take a break from reading my many news and information sources. And when I read, IContinue reading “Florida Latinos and Trump; Religion, SCOTUS and Amy Coney Barrett”

There’s no place like home?

Commentary Or is there? Like Nova Scotia, where a journalist based in Halifax writes in the Times, “I Am Living in a Covid-Free World Just a Few Hundred Miles From Manhattan.” Back in 2004 ( you remember 2004, when all we had to worry about was George W. Bush’s reelection?) I attended the quadrennial PresidentialContinue reading “There’s no place like home?”

“The Pfizers win the vaccine!The Pfizers win the vaccine!”*

News with a Twist “The shot heard ’round the world!” *New Pfizer Results: Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe and 95% Effective – New York Times, November 18, 2020 Hello again, everybody. Tony Fauci** up here broadcasting from the TV booth high above the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Stadium. Along with me, my specialContinue reading ““The Pfizers win the vaccine!The Pfizers win the vaccine!”*”