Neo-Nazis demonstrate in Orlando; Ron DeSantis: Investigate “highway protest violations!”

Commentary Say hello, America, to your next potential President Thursday, January 27, was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30, in Orlando Florida, Neo-Nazis demonstrated.  Now we all know that there are “good people on both sides.” In the spirit of that statement by our ex-President, allow me to detailContinue reading “Neo-Nazis demonstrate in Orlando; Ron DeSantis: Investigate “highway protest violations!””

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most offensive of them all?

News with a Twist Hint: His name rhymes with Red Ooze Did you ever think to yourself, after hearing or reading about some outrageous comment or deed from a Republican politician, how they get up in the morning and look themselves in the mirror? Like last week, when former Speaker of the House and currentContinue reading “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most offensive of them all?”

Trumpsters, when is enough, enough?

Commentary Aren’t we better than this? Donald Trump appeared at a rally in Conroe, Texas on Saturday. Conroe is the county seat of Montgomery County about 40 miles north of Houston. It is described by Rolling Stone reporter, Steven Monacelli, who attended the rally, as “…one of the reddest counties in one of the reddestContinue reading “Trumpsters, when is enough, enough?”

Renowned presidential historian, Michael Beschloss, on the Supreme Court

Commentary Your choice: Read, listen…and weep I was plotting out a new, important story at the same time I was watching Joy Reid’s show, “The Reidout” on MSNBC. One of Joy’s guests was presidential historian, Michael Beschloss. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Beschloss, he’s a treasure…an historian with the uncanny ability toContinue reading “Renowned presidential historian, Michael Beschloss, on the Supreme Court”

Where were you on 1/6/21?

Commentary A year later and we’re no closer to the truth than we were on 1/7/21. While 2/3 of GOP voters believe “that there’s been too much focus on January 6” Many of us remember where we were when a significant event occurred. I only remember two. The first was on November 22, 1963. IContinue reading “Where were you on 1/6/21?”

“Assassins” then, would be assassins now

Commentary I was in the process of outlining this story the other day when I got the news: Stephen Sondheim had passed away at the age of 91. The Times headline said it all, Stephen Sondheim, Titan of the American Musical, Is Dead at 91: He was the theater’s most revered and influential composer-lyricist ofContinue reading ““Assassins” then, would be assassins now”

Another Viewpoint – Florida’s new surgeon general is not just reckless; he’s dangerous

Commentary Please be aware, while this story focuses is about Florida, it’s really more than that. It’s about the sorry state of affairs in this country. I’ve noticed that when I write about Florida-specific issues, I tend to get fewer views. As an example, my recent piece, “Rubio’s pandering knows no bounds,” (https://around-the-block.com/2021/09/15/rubios-pandering-knows-no-bounds/) received about one-halfContinue reading “Another Viewpoint – Florida’s new surgeon general is not just reckless; he’s dangerous”

Rubio’s pandering knows no bounds

Commentary Given his history, Marco Rubio’s cynical opportunism in calling for General Milley’s removal is not surprising Initial responses to difficult situations are often the best measure of a man. In his response to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Milley’s alleged “undermining of former President Trump,” Senator Rubio showed he’s not aContinue reading “Rubio’s pandering knows no bounds”