The Divided States of America!

Commentary How did this happen? How do we fix it? Earlier today, I wrote in Around the Block: Link: (https://around-the-block.com/2020/11/04/smile-though-your-heart-is-breaking/): “So, after four years of Trump’s incompetence and lying, after nine months of a badly handled federal response to a pandemic that has killed over 225,000 Americans, after a presidential term that has lowered America’s standingContinue reading “The Divided States of America!”

Election Day is here. As you watch the results, ask yourself – why do people vote for Trump?

Commentary Trump: “In my opinion, these patriots did nothing wrong. Instead, the FBI & Justice should be investigating the terrorists, anarchists, and agitators of ANTIFA.” Yesterday, otherwise known to readers of Around the Block, as the “One Day More” day, I watched videos where Trump supporters in Texas surrounded a Biden campaign bus, intimidating theContinue reading “Election Day is here. As you watch the results, ask yourself – why do people vote for Trump?”

Hey Trump voter, bet you didn’t know this!

Commentary Republicans, Not Biden, Are About to Raise Your Taxes In an Op-Ed today in the New York Times, Nobel Prize and Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz (yeah, I know another left-wing liberal elite) argues, “The Trump administration has a dirty little secret: It’s not just planning to increase taxes on most Americans. The increaseContinue reading “Hey Trump voter, bet you didn’t know this!”

America – The Democratic Republic Where Minority Rules

Commentary I ran some “Battleground State”numbers…and they’re not pretty. As we enter the final weekend before Tuesday’s election day, I thought I’d take a break from writing about THE ELECTION and talk, instead, about, uh, elections. To be clear, this a break from THE ELECTION, but not a break from our broken political system. IContinue reading “America – The Democratic Republic Where Minority Rules”

November 3, November 4 and The Aftermath

Commentary From a Zoom call to a Times Op-Ed, I believe we are at the precipice of the day/days of reckoning! Last night, on my regular Thursday Zoom call with a group of my closest friends from Marin County, California, my former home, the conversation focussed almost entirely on the election. While we spent aContinue reading “November 3, November 4 and The Aftermath”

October Surprise – Jared Kushner Edition

Commentary/News With a Twist Getting the country back from the doctors? Say, what? In the 2020 Election version of the “October Surprise,” Bob Woodward released tapes of Jared Kushner saying back in April “…it was almost like Trump getting the country back from the doctors.” But wait, there’s more: “The most dangerous people around theContinue reading “October Surprise – Jared Kushner Edition”

Your Tax Dollars At Work

Commentary U.S. agrees to pay Eli Lilly $375 million for 300,000 doses of coronavirus antibody drug, but… CNBC reported that the “U.S. government will pay Eli Lilly $375 million to supply 300,00 doses of its experimental antibody drug to treat the coronavirus, the company announced Wednesday.” “’Lilly has leveraged our deep scientific capability to fightContinue reading “Your Tax Dollars At Work”

A Case for Packing The Court

Commentary It’s time to stop playing nice and do something! A despondent reader wrote to me regarding yesterday’s Around the Block entitled, “The Supreme Court is not political. Really?” (https://around-the-block.com/2020/10/27/the-supreme-court-is-not-political-really/). “It’s all so disgusting and heartbreaking. Even when Biden gets elected, we’ve lost the Supreme Court. Whose country is this?”