July 2016

Lyin’ King

One of the many reasons I prefer non-fiction is the simple fact that truth often is stranger than fiction. Our latest example is that great national embarrassment, Donald J. Trump. Time after time, Trump has shown a breathtaking ability to see, read, hearRead More

The day before the Democratic National Convention convened in Philadelphia, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, announced that she will resign after the release of thousands of internal e-mail exchanges among Democratic insiders that demonstrated a clear bias towards Clinton during … Read More

My Lunch with Hillary

It’s three days before the Democratic National Convention, one day before Senator Tim Kaine was selected as Hillary Clinton’s VP, and I had been invited to have lunch with the presumptive nominee, herself!

Bob, a Clinton surrogate, picks me up at my hotel. “You sure … Read More

Before leaving on summer recess at the end of the month, here is an assortment to read and ponder.

Ginsburg Guff – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had the temerity to exercise her First Amendment right of free speech by calling out Donald Trump as a … Read More

That was Then, This is Now

It’s remarkable how many Republicans have come down from the mountaintop of conservative values and demonstrated a complete turn-around in their opinion of Donald Trump.

One year ago this month, former Texas Governor Rick Perry had this to say of Trump: “…A toxic mix of … Read More

“It’s an absolutely BEAUTIFUL day, here in Cleveland, RNC fans!”

“As you can see from our exclusive channel FOX-8 feed, crowds are beginning to feel THAT special buzz… “What’s that? …I’ve just been told that those are security guys on camera… but they’re feeling the … Read More

About Last Week

I began writing this while watching thousands gather for the interfaith memorial service held for the five Dallas police officers who were ambushed and gunned down by a lost and damaged army veteran. The shooter, Micah Johnson, said that he “…specifically set out to kill … Read More

We Can Do Better

Twenty-four hours after the police shooting death of Alton Sterling outside a Baton Rouge convenience store, Philando Castile was shot and killed in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. Both men were black. Both were killed by police under highly questionable circumstances. Castile had no prior criminal record, … Read More

In a televised oral report on the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server, F.B.I. Director James B. Comey summed up his department’s findings this way: While the F.B.I. could find no “clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or … Read More

July 4, 1776 was Not Independence Day

So, why do we celebrate on July 4th? It has a little something to do with the way the founders and writers work. According to ConstitutionFacts.com, “We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of … Read More