March 2016

Here are the comments I sent to CNN earlier this week:

Dear CNN News Producers:

(I know you won’t pay attention to this, but I’ll say it anyway.)

Please, please, PLEASE STOP all coverage of Donald Trump “controversies.”

We know his M.O. We’ve seen enough Read More

Ryan’s Grope

Paul Ryan missed his moment, a seminal moment, a “come-to-Jesus” moment. It could’ve been a Reagan moment: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

As the leader of the House and his party, Ryan should’ve called Trump out, by name, as a misogynist, bully, … Read More

Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said, “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.”

When it comes to considering President Obama’s selection of Judge Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court, Senate Republicans are … Read More

Dennis Haines and the V.A. – Update

Last month, I wrote that SP4 Dennis Haines (Ret.) was one of approximately 174,000 Viet Nam vets who had contracted Hepatitis C through tainted blood. However, due to the extreme cost of the drug, Sofosbuvir, only about 15 percent have been treated thus far.

Dennis … Read More

How Many Others? – Update

President Obama signs S.614, July 1, 2009. The bill awards a Congressional Gold Medal to Women Airforce Service Pilots. The WASP program was established during World War II, and from 1942 to 1943, more than a thousand women joined, flying sixty million miles of … Read More

With the shameful shenanigans demonstrated by all the name-calling, four-letter words, and rally violence by certain presidential candidates, you can only imagine what grade-schoolers think. That’s just what CBS News correspondent Chip Reid wanted to know.

Reid sat down with five 5th graders, Max, Ella, … Read More

Snake Pit

The Fortune Cookie is a desperately funny Billy Wilder film about an equally desperate con man by the name of “whiplash” Willy, a lawyer (brilliantly played by Walter Matthau), and his schnook brother-in-law, (the equally brilliant Jack Lemmon).

Lemmon is a TV cameraman who is … Read More