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!”
Around the Block’s Guide to the DNC exposes the classic Sesame Street conundrum: “One of these things is not like the other.”
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.
“Das Department of Homeland Security hat “Geheimdienstberichte” über die Arbeit…”
Oops, sorry. For a second I lost my head and imagined the I, and all of you, had been transported back to Nazi Germany, ergo the requirement to publish this post in, you know, German.
Trump tweet calls for election delay.
Think about it: the sitting President of the United States, sinking in the polls, facing the prospect of an historic defeat is calling for a delay in the 2020 presidential election allowing him to stay in office INDEFINITELY!
Yesterday, July 28, 2020, will go down in history as one of the most consequential and ignominious days in the history of the Trump administration. Why? Because of the appearances and statements of two of the most important figures in that administration, Attorney General William ‘Lower the Bar’ Barr and, the man himself, President Donald John Trump (I)
Killer Mike: Before my daughter sent me a video of Killer Mike making his impassioned plea at a press conference on Friday with Atlanta’s mayor, I had never heard of him. I had no idea who Killer Mike was. Now I do.
Susan Glasser: The New Yorker writer’s tweet about the state of 2020 America made it clear – it’s only June 1 but we have four of the most horrific years in American history, 1974, 1918, 1929 and 1968 all wrapped up in one Trumpian package.
On Memorial Day we spend time remembering those who lost their lives and could not come home, reflecting on their service, a service that has given us the luxury of freedom that we enjoy today. It is the holiday that most represents what America should be: “The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.”
Who should be leading this tribute to our fallen heroes? Right – the President of the United States!
Except when the President of the United States is Donald John Trump.
Trump’s plan to end the deployment National Guard members assisting in coronavirus relief one day short of the day when their extended benefits is cynical and transparently cruel.
I wonder if he can say, “Thank you for your service.”
Today’s Around the Block concerns two recent headlines.
1. Jerusalem Post: “US asking Israel to eliminate China ties in sensitive areas.”
2. New York Times: “Chinese Ambassador Is Found Dead at Home in Israel