Will you still need me when I’m, er, 84 (or 85 or 86 or…)?*

I’ve received an enormous amount of feedback from Saturday’s column, “Dianne & Lindsey Sitting in a Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!”

While some of the commentary concerned Senator Dianne Feinstein’s imprudent praising of and hugging with Senator Lindsey Graham at the conclusion of the Senate Judiciary hearings on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, many more comments revolved around age-related decline in cognitive functions and Congressional tenure and term limits.

A Guide to Registering and Voting

Commentary With Trump setting the table for a contested election, voting, voting early and voting properly is more important than ever! With only 40 days left until the election, with voting already starting in several states and with the sitting President of the United States, up for re-election, threatening to “get rid of ballots,” andContinue reading “A Guide to Registering and Voting”

Das DHS hat „Geheimdienstberichte“ über Journalisten erstellt, die durchgesickerte Dokumente veröffentlicht haben

“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.

July 28, 2020 – A day that will live in ignominy

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)

“Plot, Plan, Strategize, Organize, and Mobilize”

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.