Cruising, Covid, and Trump being Trump

Commentary What I learned about America and Covid from a cruise vacation and its aftermath Today is Wednesday, March 30, 2022. After returning from an eight-day Caribbean cruise on Sunday I began to get flu-like symptoms. I took a rapid Covid-19 at home on Monday morning. It was positive. I don’t know if any ofContinue reading “Cruising, Covid, and Trump being Trump”

Can it get any worse? I’m talking about Ketanji Brown Jackson’s SCOTUS confirmation hearings!

Commentary When you combine the reprehensible conduct of GOP senators, with the total deceit of the court Judge Jackson is striving to be on, one wonders, should SCOTUS stand for: Shameful Court of the United States? (Note: This is a longer than usual story. But it is also a more important than usual story. IfContinue reading “Can it get any worse? I’m talking about Ketanji Brown Jackson’s SCOTUS confirmation hearings!”

The “Party of Lincoln,” and the “not-so” Grand Old Party (aka, the GOP)

Commentary Around the Block and Heather Cox Richardson unpack Republican amnesia and deceitfulness Heather Cox Richardson is an American historian and professor of history at Boston College. She previously taught history at MIT and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In her spare time Professor Richardson publishes a daily email newsletter, Letters from an American. Her mostContinue reading “The “Party of Lincoln,” and the “not-so” Grand Old Party (aka, the GOP)”

Vacation is coming at the exact right time

Commentary I’m hoping that when I return from a week at sea the world (and my Apple devices) will be in a better place. Thank goodness I’m leaving for a week’s vacation tomorrow. Beyond the unfathomable, multiple geopolitical crises and the country’s seemingly unstoppable drift (rush?) to the uninformed, misguided, ignorant right, the last fewContinue reading “Vacation is coming at the exact right time”

The Race to the Bottom

Commentary/News with a Twist Rounding the final turn, Abbott and DeSantis are neck and neck The GOP Governors’ Derby, “The Race to the Bottom,” is rounding the last turn with Texas’ Greg Abbott and Florida’s Ron DeSantis neck and neck, leaving the rest of the field in the mud(slinging). Abbot had pulled slightly ahead ofContinue reading “The Race to the Bottom”

Палки и камни могут сломать мне кости, но слова никогда не причинят мне вреда.

Комментарий/Новости с изюминкой – Commentary/News with a Twist Сказки могут стать явью, они могут случиться с тобой… Now that I have your attention, let me explain. In what many in the West consider a potential escalation of the unprovoked “conventional” war he has unleashed on Ukraine, Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered his defense minister andContinue reading “Палки и камни могут сломать мне кости, но слова никогда не причинят мне вреда.”

Quora Digest poses the two most important questions of the day

Commentary Mushroom clouds or Jennifer Aniston’s… Even in times of world crisis you’ve got to step back and maintain a sense of humor. I’m not sure if the editors of Quora Digest were chuckling when they sent out today’s subscriber email, but if they weren’t, they should have been. I pointed out recently how thereContinue reading “Quora Digest poses the two most important questions of the day”

Is history repeating? 1939: Germany/Japan; 2022: Russia/China

Commentary In 2022, the only thing missing from the GOP is Charles Lindbergh In 2022 Putin’s Russia invaded a sovereign nation, Ukraine, in an unprovoked attack, after annexing part of that sovereign nation, Crimea, in 2014. In 1939, Hitler’s Germany launched an unprovoked attack on a sovereign nation, Poland, after annexing a part of anotherContinue reading “Is history repeating? 1939: Germany/Japan; 2022: Russia/China”

Happy President’s Day from the RNC

Commentary When it comes to ignorance, mean-spiritedness and general lack of class, how low can the GOP go? Plus a short addendum: Anti-Semitism in Marin County I was researching and plotting out another story when the above image flashed across my screen. Although the other story was important, it was not time sensitive. Coming rightContinue reading “Happy President’s Day from the RNC”