When it comes to book banning, the beat goes on

Commentary Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino wonders, if they’re going to ban books with “explicit and detailed verbal descriptions or narrative accounts of sexual excitement, or sexual conduct, that is harmful to minors,” shouldn’t the Bible be on the list? A few days after I posted an Around the Block entitled, “Book banning andContinue reading “When it comes to book banning, the beat goes on”

The irony* of two January 6th related headlines today

Commentary *For GOP readers: i·ro·ny, a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result. I couldn’t help but notice the ironic juxtaposition of the two Associated Press headlines on Page A3 of today’s Palm Beach Post. GOP censures Reps. Cheney, Kinzinger onContinue reading “The irony* of two January 6th related headlines today”

Neo-Nazis demonstrate in Orlando; Ron DeSantis: Investigate “highway protest violations!”

Commentary Say hello, America, to your next potential President Thursday, January 27, was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30, in Orlando Florida, Neo-Nazis demonstrated.  Now we all know that there are “good people on both sides.” In the spirit of that statement by our ex-President, allow me to detailContinue reading “Neo-Nazis demonstrate in Orlando; Ron DeSantis: Investigate “highway protest violations!””

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most offensive of them all?

News with a Twist Hint: His name rhymes with Red Ooze Did you ever think to yourself, after hearing or reading about some outrageous comment or deed from a Republican politician, how they get up in the morning and look themselves in the mirror? Like last week, when former Speaker of the House and currentContinue reading “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most offensive of them all?”

Trumpsters, when is enough, enough?

Commentary Aren’t we better than this? Donald Trump appeared at a rally in Conroe, Texas on Saturday. Conroe is the county seat of Montgomery County about 40 miles north of Houston. It is described by Rolling Stone reporter, Steven Monacelli, who attended the rally, as “…one of the reddest counties in one of the reddestContinue reading “Trumpsters, when is enough, enough?”

Book banning and the American Way of education

Commentary The banning of a Pulitzer Prize-winning book in a Tennessee school district is yet another example of the growing deterioration of American society As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, a school district in the city of Athens, TN voted to ban a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust due to “inappropriate language”Continue reading “Book banning and the American Way of education”

The Greatest Football Game of All-Time will, unfortunately, be remembered for a not-so-great rule

Commentary Without that rule, the Chiefs and Bills might still be playing Last weekend’s NFL Divisional playoffs were astonishing. Four games. Four winners. Four woulda, shoulda, coulda winners but for one last play (except for, of course, the Packers, who absolutely should have lost to the 49ers). Winning margins of 3, 3, 3 and 6.Continue reading “The Greatest Football Game of All-Time will, unfortunately, be remembered for a not-so-great rule”

Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s Anti-Vax statements are both ignorant and reprehensible

Commentary How a man can so completely destroy his family legacy is incomprehensible There’s an old proverb, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” The idea of this “chestnut” is that a person inevitably shares traits with or resembles his or her parents or family. And then there’s Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. His “apple”Continue reading “Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s Anti-Vax statements are both ignorant and reprehensible”

Renowned presidential historian, Michael Beschloss, on the Supreme Court

Commentary Your choice: Read, listen…and weep I was plotting out a new, important story at the same time I was watching Joy Reid’s show, “The Reidout” on MSNBC. One of Joy’s guests was presidential historian, Michael Beschloss. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Beschloss, he’s a treasure…an historian with the uncanny ability toContinue reading “Renowned presidential historian, Michael Beschloss, on the Supreme Court”