The Buffalo shooter had plenty of co-conspirators: the Republican Party and Fox News stars

Commentary By spewing “race replacement theory,” the right, politicians and pundits alike, are culpable in this massacre. As is GOP leadership for their criminal inaction for not reigning in the crackpots in their party or supporting gun control. The mass shooting in Buffalo on Saturday was tragic. It was horrific. Average people out food shoppingContinue reading “The Buffalo shooter had plenty of co-conspirators: the Republican Party and Fox News stars”

Witch hunt here, witch hunt there, is there a witch hunt everywhere?

Commentary But, what is a “witch hunt” anyway? With the news that the five GOP Congressmen who have been subpoenaed by the January 6th Committee characterizing the subpoenas as a “witch hunt,” I thought it appropriate to take a quick look at what a witch hunt is. Oxford, which naturally uses the English spelling ofContinue reading “Witch hunt here, witch hunt there, is there a witch hunt everywhere?”

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)”

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”

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”

Supreme Court overrules lower court panel requiring Alabama to draw new voting map

Commentary The stench of the Roberts Court gets “stinkier!” The judicial militia of the Republican Party made the news the other day. The militia, otherwise known as the majority of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), reared its ugly, un-democratic head in a 5-4 decision stopping a lower court order requiring Alabama drawContinue reading “Supreme Court overrules lower court panel requiring Alabama to draw new voting map”

When it comes to book banning, the beat goes on

Commentary Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino wonders, if they’re going to ban books with “explicit and detailed verbal descriptions or narrative accounts of sexual excitement, or sexual conduct, that is harmful to minors,” shouldn’t the Bible be on the list? A few days after I posted an Around the Block entitled, “Book banning andContinue reading “When it comes to book banning, the beat goes on”

The irony* of two January 6th related headlines today

Commentary *For GOP readers: i·ro·ny, a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result. I couldn’t help but notice the ironic juxtaposition of the two Associated Press headlines on Page A3 of today’s Palm Beach Post. GOP censures Reps. Cheney, Kinzinger onContinue reading “The irony* of two January 6th related headlines today”