Posts Tagged ‘ Trump ’

No Joe, America’s soul is not yours for the taking

October 25, 2020
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The notes of James McHenry, Maryland delegate to the Constitutional Convention show that when Benjamin Franklin emerged at its close, a Mrs. Powel (wife of Philadelphia Mayor Samuel Powel) asked: “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”  To which Franklin quipped “A republic, if you can keep it.” Over the...

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Debate 2020, a debacle unparalleled

October 4, 2020
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Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Superman! Yes, it’s Superman – strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman – who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel with his bare hands, and who,...

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Trump the Tyrant, deliverer of peace?

September 20, 2020
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It was pre-9/11 America and I was doing a part time gig for The New York Times digital division. Yes, that New York Times. Back then the internet wasn’t even ten years old.  Amazon and EBay were barely kindergarteners and Google was but a baby brother. It was in that context, that after the...

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Journalism sinks to the bottom of The Atlantic

September 13, 2020
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In October, 2016 I wrote my “American press playing Russian roulette with election coverage” column. It asked the questions: “But what happens when that free press abridges itself? What happens when that “free press” abandons its special place under the Constitution in favor of promoting its own group ideology and supporting but one single...

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As election nears, Mencken’s socialist looms.

July 26, 2020
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Not a day goes by that I don’t read a letter or column from some poor soul espousing that one President Donald J. Trump is the greatest threat to this nation in the history of said nation. That our “democracy” (sadly they just can’t grasp that we’re actually a Constitutional Republic, but I digress)...

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Beware the Obama-Holder spin on Flynn

May 17, 2020
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A week ago Friday, former President Barack Obama spoke to approximately 3,000 members of the Obama Alumni Association. While the headline reads “In leaked call, Obama describes Trump handling of virus as chaotic” it was the former President’s comments on the Department of Justice’s decision to withdraw its prosecution of retired Lt. General Michael...

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