Trump

We are living in dangerous times. In his biography of George Washington, Douglas Southall Freeman wrote that President Washington led the country “by directness, by deference and by manifest dedication to duty.” Donald Trump is the polar opposite of Washington in character and duty. Indeed, … Read More

What Will it Take?

Last night’s “Presidential Debate” was such a total mess that even the experienced and controlled Chris Wallace had trouble handling it. How undecided voters make sense out of a mountain of lies, interruptions and personal attacks by Trump would be a miracle. And this election … Read More

Apologies to readers. Due to the many conspiracy theories and scandals reported on an hourly basis it’s hard to keep up! Let’s begin with the “latest.” While Oregon continues to suffer under unprecedented wildfires that are consuming neighborhoods at a record pace, another firestorm is … Read More

A recent story in Forbes magazine reports, “Some 56% of Republicans believe that QAnon, a far-right conspiracy theory, is mostly or partly true, according to a new Daily Kos/Civiqs poll released Wednesday…”

Early in his campaign, Trump suggested that Ted Cruz’s father may be linked … Read More

I always believed that Attorney General William Barr’s decision-making was biased toward Trump, but until Wednesday I never understood the utter contempt and lethality he has for the rule of law.

Barr has decidedly moved from serving “at the pleasure of the president” to serving … Read More

Those are the three words that come to mind when I think about military in the field. They’re also critical when they’re not in the field.

The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt carries 4,800 men and women, all sailors trained to perform specific jobs that ultimately … Read More

Trump Pardons Frankenstein, Wolf Man

In honor of President Trump’s pardons of celebrity convicted felons, I thought this updated commentary from 2018, particularly relevant.

WASHINGTON — With Vice-President Mike Pence looking on, President Donald Trump signed two full pardons “for all Crimes and Misdemeanors” for Frankenstein and the Wolf Man. … Read More

Why it Matters

This is not about Democrats vs. Republicans; this is about Right vs. Wrong.

America used to be the standard of moral behavior: liberty; justice for all; freedom of religion, press; human rights. While we haven’t always been perfect, we constantly strive toward a more perfect … Read More

Deal with the Devil

Wednesday’s commentary was an attempt to put a light spin on what has grown into a clear constitutional crisis amid the silence of most Republicans.

After Trump’s surprise announcement that he will pull American troops from Syria and abandon not only the Kurds who are … Read More

It Gets Worse

When Donald Trump “tweeted” his inane remarks about being a “stable genius,” or his 89 tweets regarding President Obama’s birth certificate, few took his buffoonery seriously.

As president, however, that buffoonery has become considerably darker and knows no limits. “I want to know who’s the … Read More