“Why can’t Democrats work with Republicans?”…Wait, what?

Commentary Around the Block responds to an Op-Ed published in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. (Note: A 150-word version of this post was sent to the Sun-Sentinel as a letter to the editor.) Just when I thought I’d read it all, the Sun-Sentinel publishes a syndicated (Tribune Group) Op-Ed from Ramesh Ponnuru of Bloomberg Opinion, “WhyContinue reading ““Why can’t Democrats work with Republicans?”…Wait, what?”

The Divided States of America!

Commentary How did this happen? How do we fix it? Earlier today, I wrote in Around the Block: Link: (https://around-the-block.com/2020/11/04/smile-though-your-heart-is-breaking/): “So, after four years of Trump’s incompetence and lying, after nine months of a badly handled federal response to a pandemic that has killed over 225,000 Americans, after a presidential term that has lowered America’s standingContinue reading “The Divided States of America!”

Election Day is here. As you watch the results, ask yourself – why do people vote for Trump?

Commentary Trump: “In my opinion, these patriots did nothing wrong. Instead, the FBI & Justice should be investigating the terrorists, anarchists, and agitators of ANTIFA.” Yesterday, otherwise known to readers of Around the Block, as the “One Day More” day, I watched videos where Trump supporters in Texas surrounded a Biden campaign bus, intimidating theContinue reading “Election Day is here. As you watch the results, ask yourself – why do people vote for Trump?”

Hey Trump voter, bet you didn’t know this!

Commentary Republicans, Not Biden, Are About to Raise Your Taxes In an Op-Ed today in the New York Times, Nobel Prize and Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz (yeah, I know another left-wing liberal elite) argues, “The Trump administration has a dirty little secret: It’s not just planning to increase taxes on most Americans. The increaseContinue reading “Hey Trump voter, bet you didn’t know this!”

America – The Democratic Republic Where Minority Rules

Commentary I ran some “Battleground State”numbers…and they’re not pretty. As we enter the final weekend before Tuesday’s election day, I thought I’d take a break from writing about THE ELECTION and talk, instead, about, uh, elections. To be clear, this a break from THE ELECTION, but not a break from our broken political system. IContinue reading “America – The Democratic Republic Where Minority Rules”

November 3, November 4 and The Aftermath

Commentary From a Zoom call to a Times Op-Ed, I believe we are at the precipice of the day/days of reckoning! Last night, on my regular Thursday Zoom call with a group of my closest friends from Marin County, California, my former home, the conversation focussed almost entirely on the election. While we spent aContinue reading “November 3, November 4 and The Aftermath”