A past in politics best left forgotten

I left politics as a drunk, a disillusioned man who learned far more than he needed or wanted to know about how government really works in America.

A past in politics best left forgotten

Politics is a sideshow, a carnival extravaganza with all its sleaze, mimicry and illusion.  I worked inside that world for half of the 23 years we spent in Washington, electing some candidates for the House, Senate and President; destroying others; selling snake oil to a willing populace and exercising far more control and influence in […]

Which Republican failure for President?

Republicans are in the third month of absolute leadership of Congress and the results are, by all measures, an absolute disaster.

Which Republican failure for President?

With Ted Cruz first out of the gate to formally announce a run for the GOP Presidential nomination of 2016, many Republicans are now wondering just who — if anyone — the party can actually nominate who might stand a chance of winning. Jeb Bush?  His negatives are increasing as revelations emerge about his questionable […]

Cruz & Liberty U: Monuments to mediocrity

Both Cruz and Liberty are ridiculous, rapid rationales against reason in a society where lunacy lives and reason vanishes into the night.

Cruz & Liberty U: Monuments to mediocrity

Perhaps it is fitting that two extremes — religion and politics — came together at Liberty University Monday to allow a Republican troglodyte like Ted Cruz to announce his laughable run for President in 2016. In Virginia, the right-wingers flock to Liberty like buzzards looking for something already dead to devour whenever they team religious […]

Like other Presidents, Obama lies a lot

Obama the President hides information from the public, thwarts attempts to obtain information on his actions and censors more than even predecessor George W. Bush.

Like other Presidents, Obama lies a lot

Like most candidates for President, Barack Obama in 2008 promised a more transparent administration, saying the business of the White House is “the public’s business.” And, as with most candidates who actually become President, Obama lied through his teeth with the claim. Obama the President hides information from the public, thwarts attempts to obtain information […]

Jeb Bush: Just as corrupt and dirty as his brother?

Jeb's real success came in playing fast and loose with rules, laws and ethics.

Jeb Bush: Just as corrupt and dirty as his brother?

Jeb Bush wants us to believe he is “a better Bush,” someone more ethical than his scandal-scarred brother and more able to than his stumbling father. Good luck on both counts.  A close look at the former Governor of Florida shows us he is as corrupt as George W. and as bumbling as George H.W. […]

A sign of the times in weather forecasts

A sign of the times in weather forecasts

They were hanging on his every word — and gesture, body movement, and definitely the facial expressions. Jonathan Lamberton, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s sign language interpreter, is getting a blizzard of attention for his highly animated ways that were on full display during recent weather briefings. Standing a short distance away as […]

State of the Union? One does not exist

State of the Union?  One does not exist

As each year passes in the spectacle-driven drama called lackluster government of the United States, the annual State of the Union address features, at best, a failed President addressing a failed Congress as part of a failed system. At best, Barack Obama is a faltering lame-duck President, worn down by too many missteps, too many […]

Dr. King’s dream is not yet realized

Dr. King’s dream is not yet realized

Dr. Martin Luther King Day is a national holiday, one that several states attempted to ignore for too many years. Sadly, too many Americans still ignore the dream that Dr. King shared in his “I have a dream speech.”  That dream is not yet reality in this nation. “Representing the point of view that I […]

Don’t worry, be happy

Don’t worry, be happy

If one browses through social media sites or the comments sections on news sites, the only conclusion that can be reached is that we, as a nation, are extremely unhappy and angry. Tirades against the left or the right, insults to elected officials of both political parties and condemnation of activities around the globe illustrate […]

Gay marriage is a legal and moral right

Gay marriage is a legal and moral right

Attended a wedding in Richmond, Virginia, recently between told old friends — both retired Navy officers. They are both men and both are now happily married in the Old Dominion, one of 36 states — and the District of Columbia — where those of the same gender can legally join together in matrimony. On Friday, […]

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