In Virginia, voters really don’t have much of a choice

In Virginia, voters really don’t have much of a choice

In Virginia, a state where self-declared independents and moderates represent the fastest-growing segment of the voting population, a governor’s election Tuesday will be referendums on both Obamacare and the tea party. While some see both issues declining in voter approval, Democrats are counting on the tea party being more unpopular than the President’s signature health […]

Can, or should, America be saved?

Can, or should, America be saved?

A question that comes up far too often in breakfast table discussions at our favorite local restaurant these days is: “Where is America headed?” The general consensus around the table?  “To hell.” While I agree that America as a nation is in trouble and most likely headed for even more problems, I cannot subscribe to […]

America’s problem: It’s the system, stupid!

America’s problem:  It’s the system, stupid!

Whenever I write about politics and show an equal distaste for both Democrats and Republicans, some partisans try to claim I cannot be a political agnostic. Which, in my opinion, shows just how dumb and stupid many political partisans can be. It is the nature of partisans to believe that everyone, without exception, must subscribe […]

Partisanship: A real threat to the American way of life

Partisanship: A real threat to the American way of life

Whenever anyone tries to start a political debate by saying something like “as a Republican” or “as a Democrat,” I stop listening. I’m sorry but anyone — and yes, I mean anyone — who touts political party as a priority in their life is an immediate turnoff.  My initial thought is: “Why bother?” At a […]

Obama’s increasing record of incompetence

Obama’s increasing record of incompetence

So many examples that illustrate that Washington is composed of jut one amateur hour after another bombard us each day that keeping track is all but impossible. Over the weekend, President Barack Obama took center stage as the leader who just can’t get things right. Our leader faces increasing questions about the use of the […]

Cruz: Another loud no-substance rabid-right Republican

Cruz:  Another loud no-substance rabid-right Republican

No doubt about it. Texas freshman Senator Ted Cruz is the latest rabid right Republican to think he’s ready to become President of the United States. Cut from the same shoot-from-the-mouth and “hyperbole over fact” mode as Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum and others from the party of the rampaging […]

Congress: Can’t anybody there play this game?

Congress:  Can’t anybody there play this game?

One of the best books ever written about baseball was New York newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin‘s “Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?”  It chronicled the 1962 season of the hapless New York Mets when the team was considered the worst in baseball history. Breslin was one of the newspapermen I admired most during my early […]

America: Land the greed and home of the grave

America: Land the greed and home of the grave

Yes, Virginia, a time once existed when America was considered the land of of the free and home of the brave. As the overused saying goes, that was then and this is now. Today, America is better known as the land of the greedy and home of the grave. The greedy run things in Washington.  […]