Commentary But not all Western leaders Multiple news organizations have reported that Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was poisoned with the same type of Soviet-era nerve agent used in a 2018 attack on a former Russian spy, the German government said Wednesday, provoking outrage from Western leaders who demanded Moscow provide an explanation. But notContinue reading “Germany says Putin critic poisoned – Western leaders outraged!”
Author Archives: Ted Block
Commentary After seeing Trump’s latest rant with Laura Ingraham, all I could think of was the great Groucho Marx As expected, at about 60 days out from the election, the polls are tightening. And that tightening should worry almost every American. I say almost because I know that some of you aren’t worried – inContinue reading “Paraphrasing Groucho!”
RNC = “Really Nasty Creeps,” or “Really Notorious Criminals?”
Commentary The choice is yours As the Republican National Convention (RNC – aka “Really Nasty Creeps” or in many cases “Really Notorious Criminals”) winds down today, I felt that with so much written by professional observers, my voice wasn’t really necessary. But as you know, it’s hard to keep me silent. So, as a publicContinue reading “RNC = “Really Nasty Creeps,” or “Really Notorious Criminals?””
Steve Bannon charged with defrauding donors in private effort to raise money for Trump’s border wall
Bannon was arrested by whom? Officials from the Postal Inspection Service?
I’m sure if Trump had any idea what the word “irony” meant, even he would consider this “ironic.”
To Leave or Not to Leave, That is the Question
A poster on “Next Door” wrote, “..I never dreamed that I would have to face the prospect of not living in the United States of America…I have never wished to live anywhere else.”
Since Trump, I’ve had similar thoughts. But, as you’ll see, the poster and I are not kindred spirits.
Around the Block’s Guide to the Democratic National Convention
Around the Block’s Guide to the DNC exposes the classic Sesame Street conundrum: “One of these things is not like the other.”
A small thing we all can do to thwart Trump’s mail-in ballot assault
Thwart Trump’s deviousness by helping to ensure voters get their ballots in early. How can that be facilitated? Since many voters wait to cast their votes until they see their newspaper’s endorsements, how about this: encourage newspapers to publish their endorsements as early as possible.
Trump’s assault on the Postal Service puts the election in peril
Open letter to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: Use your ever-growing fleet of delivery trucks to deliver mail-in ballots to registered voters, pick up the completed ballots and then drop them off at the appropriate election authorities.
Trump Administration Penalizes Chinese Officials for Hong Kong Crackdown
Even if Trump and his toadies knew what irony meant, they still wouldn’t get it!
The ‘Other’ ‘Other Thing’
I felt compelled today to follow up on yesterday’s post with this one word: