“We’re better than this. Aren’t we?”

Commentary Max Boot of the Washington Post asks the question. I answer with a question and a comment: But are we? I guess we’ll find out next week. Max Boot is a historian, best-selling author and foreign-policy analyst who has been called one of the “world’s leading authorities on armed conflict” by the International InstituteContinue reading ““We’re better than this. Aren’t we?””

Palm Beach County: “You’ve come a long way, baby!”

Commentary 20 years after the “hanging chad” debacle, Palm Beach County is doing the election right. Yesterday was the first day of early voting in Florida. Although Sharon and I vote by mail-in ballot, this year we didn’t mail our ballots but waited to place them in the polling place drop-off box at our neighborhoodContinue reading “Palm Beach County: “You’ve come a long way, baby!””

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.