Trump entertains anti-Semites Ye and Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago dinner

Commentary 30% of American Jews voted for Trump. Will his latest hobnob with a neo-Nazi, Holocaust denying, white supremacist change their minds? I concluded a column posted before the midterms, Catching up on the mid-terms – GOP arrogance, campaign donations, Trump, Ye and anti-Semitism…what a week! with this: I know this will get me intoContinue reading “Trump entertains anti-Semites Ye and Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago dinner”

What happened at the mid-terms yesterday?

Commentary While it wasn’t a “Red Wave,” GOP control of the House for the next two years means a rocky road ahead. Can you say “impeachment?” Today is November 9, 2022. It is the day after the 2022 midterm elections. No “Red Wave.” No total disaster…unless of course you believe, as I do, that attachingContinue reading “What happened at the mid-terms yesterday?”

As Donald Netanyahu meets Bibi Trump…

Commentary with a little twist …Britain is getting browner. With two weeks to go, I thought I’d take a break from the U.S. midterms and turn to the political situation in two of our closest allies, Israel and the United Kingdom. Yesterday, I opened my daily email from the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, to find twoContinue reading “As Donald Netanyahu meets Bibi Trump…”

Catching up on the mid-terms

Commentary GOP arrogance, campaign donations, Trump, Ye and anti-Semitism…what a week! With just over two weeks to go until Election Day, mail-in and early voting is beginning to pick up steam. And while I promised to follow-up on my Senatorial donation recommendations with House and Governor races picks, I wimped out; too much work forContinue reading “Catching up on the mid-terms”

Political Contribution Analysis – Down ballot addendum

Politics Important: Relatively obscure state elections might determine the future of our country – here’s a guide I wanted to follow up on yesterday’s post, Around the Block’s 2022 U.S. Senate – Political Contribution Analysis with a quick addendum. In the commentary about Arizona I wrote, “…With the possibility of all Arizona state offices inContinue reading “Political Contribution Analysis – Down ballot addendum”

Around the Block’s 2022 U.S. Senate – Political Contribution Analysis

Politics Recommendation on the candidates to support in the most critical races with the highest likelihood of a good return on investment. As of this writing we are one day short of four weeks until mid-term election day. As ever, many pundits are describing this mid-term as one of the most consequential in memory…aren’t theyContinue reading “Around the Block’s 2022 U.S. Senate – Political Contribution Analysis”

League of Women’s Voters guide proves GOP objective: winning and power, not governing

Commentary Senator Rick Scott’s support of Herschel Walker’s ‘Georgia values’ confirms it A funny thing happened on my way to fill out my mail-in ballot. The Palm Beach Post published a comprehensive and important League of Women’s Voters (LWV) Non-Partisan voters’ guide. Guides like this are critical if voters are to make informed decisions aboutContinue reading “League of Women’s Voters guide proves GOP objective: winning and power, not governing”

‘Good Evening Mr. and Mrs. America and All the Ships at Sea,’ you’re not going to believe what Trump told Hannity about declassifying the documents he stole

Commentary Does Trump also think he can declassify government documents by “plunking his magic twanger” like Froggy the Gremlin? Some of you are old enough to remember gossip columnist and radio/TV host Walter Winchell’s signature opening: ‘Good Evening Mr. and Mrs. America and All the Ships at Sea’ Today I saw a news clip that’sContinue reading “‘Good Evening Mr. and Mrs. America and All the Ships at Sea,’ you’re not going to believe what Trump told Hannity about declassifying the documents he stole”

The First Amendment and what we can learn from the 1918 Bolshevik Constitution

Commentary As Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham and other GOP leaders use their First Amendment rights to predict (and incite) riots in the streets, is it time to re-look the idea of Freedom of Speech? The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting theContinue reading “The First Amendment and what we can learn from the 1918 Bolshevik Constitution”

“Once you have the courts you can pretty much do whatever you want.”

Commentary Is the Trump-appointed federal district judge’s ruling calling for a “special master” while simultaneously directing the Department of Justice to stop any further investigation of Trump’s absconding with classified documents “proof of the [offal] pudding? (Note: Around the Block’s coverage of my Baltic cruise followed by an incredible stay in Krakow, Poland will continueContinue reading ““Once you have the courts you can pretty much do whatever you want.””