The value of higher education

Commentary Truth, perhaps. But not always . A friend of mine showed me this Facebook post featuring Rachel Maddow: “If you don’t think education matters, then you probably get your news from the dropouts,” says the post, comparing getting “news” from the highly educated Rachel Maddow to “news” from dropouts like Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck.

Kim jung-Trump calls for arrest of Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

Commentary Criticizes AG Barr, SecState Pompeo, FBI Chief Ray for not taking action In a departure from the norm, Around the Block will, except for the headline, add no snarky remarks to today’s story. I will just reprint CNN’s commentary of Trump’s two Fox interviews yesterday, the first with Maria Bartiromo, the second with SeanContinue reading “Kim jung-Trump calls for arrest of Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton”

“Don Jr. Thinks Trump Is Acting Crazy”

Commentary But the President’s COVID Joyride Has the Family Divided Wait, what? Don Jr. thinks his father is crazy? Are we in some alternative universe? Not according to Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair who writes today, “The president’s recklessness at Walter Reed has Don Jr. pushing for an intervention, but Ivanka and Jared ‘keep tellingContinue reading ““Don Jr. Thinks Trump Is Acting Crazy””

Cal Cunningham, Dem running for NC Senate seat, admits sending sexually suggestive texts

Commentary And MSNBC didn’t cover the story! I’ll admit it. I watch MSNBC. Pretty much exclusively. I like their hosts. I like their commentators. I like their expert guests, people like Jon Meacham, Professor Eddie Glaude Jr., Admiral James Stavridis, Chuck Rosenberg, Eugene Robinson, Frank Figliuzzi and Joyce Vance among others. I guess I canContinue reading “Cal Cunningham, Dem running for NC Senate seat, admits sending sexually suggestive texts”

Trump’s medical team, WH staff and enablers add to the confusion over his status.

Commentary Trump’s team echoes the film, “The Death of Stalin.” That was satire; this isn’t! The Death of Stalin is a 2017 satirical dark comedy film written and directed by Armando Iannucci (Veep, Avenue 5). In it Iannucci imagines the machinations of members of the Soviet Politburo in 1953 when they discover that the SupremeContinue reading “Trump’s medical team, WH staff and enablers add to the confusion over his status.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping sends sympathy message to Trump, Melania

Commentary/News with a Twist* But Xi’s tone changed after seeing names on Covid-19 positive test list *Note: Given the “bizarreness” of our current news environment please be forewarned – most of this story is true. Read the italicized paragraphs as they were intended. They are, “News with a Twist”. U.S. News and World Report reported that Chinese PresidentContinue reading “Chinese President Xi Jinping sends sympathy message to Trump, Melania”

Texas governor limits counties to one spot each for in-person ballot drop-offs

News with a Twist/Commentary* Georgia and Florida governors blindsided. Vow to take action. *Note: Given the “bizarreness” of our current news environment please be forewarned – most of this story is true. Read the italicized paragraphs as they were intended. They are, “News with a Twist”. The New York Times reported today: “Gov. Greg AbbottContinue reading “Texas governor limits counties to one spot each for in-person ballot drop-offs”