Posts Tagged ‘ Trump ’

Vengeance comes to the Capitol

January 17, 2021
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Take a deep breath, count to ten, never make a decision out of anger, calmer heads must prevail.  There’s a reason those phrases are so well known.  They’re true.  And if we listen to them, we avoid making mistakes today, we’ll regret later. On Wednesday, the United States House of Representatives was filled with...

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Beyond “beyond the pale”

January 7, 2021
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Never in my life did I ever imagine I would be writing a column such as this. I grew up in the shadow of the Greatest Generation and the heroes of WWII and Korea.  I was lucky enough to be born in the heartland at a time when American history and U.S. government and...

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Election 2020: hubris humbled and feelings misplaced

November 15, 2020
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“You arrogant ass, you’ve killed us!” The quote is from the 1990 movie “The Hunt for Red October”. Sean Connery plays Marko Ramius an iconic Soviet submarine commander who rather than see new silent propulsion technology solely in the hands of his communist government decides to defect and surrender the ship to the United...

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Election 2020 – Biden’s Dark Winter or Trump’s Shining Spring?

November 1, 2020
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I don’t think it is hyperbole to state that never in the history of this nation has there been a Presidential election quite like this one. On one side an incumbent who half the country and a vast majority of the national press and media complex hold a hatred for so visceral that no...

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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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