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?””
Commentary Never has Yakov Smirnoff’s tagline been more appropriate: “What a Country” In today’s “News of the Day – From Across the Nation” section, the San Francisco Chronicle reported:
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!””
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.
Commentary Watching the debate last night was like “driving my Chevy to the levee.” And yes, “the levee was dry!” Last night’s debate was a disgrace. Last night’s debate was sad. Last night’s debate was an embarrassment for American democracy. Last night, as Bob Woodward opined this morning, Donald Trump “assassinated the presidency.”
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”
Commentary After seeing Trump’s latest rant with Laura Ingraham, all I could think of was the great Groucho Marx As expected, at about 60 days out from the election, the polls are tightening. And that tightening should worry almost every American. I say almost because I know that some of you aren’t worried – inContinue reading “Paraphrasing Groucho!”
Around the Block’s Guide to the DNC exposes the classic Sesame Street conundrum: “One of these things is not like the other.”
Open letter to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: Use your ever-growing fleet of delivery trucks to deliver mail-in ballots to registered voters, pick up the completed ballots and then drop them off at the appropriate election authorities.
“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.