Winston Churchill

In the world of shifting political fortunes, little is permanent

In the world of shifting political fortunes, little is permanent

A month ago, in the aftermath of the government shutdown debacle, President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats rode high in the polls and the Republicans looked like a party sinking into its own morass of political mistakes. That, as the often-used stereotype goes, was then and this is now. Just 30 days later, Obama […]

Maybe the question should be ‘who will protect the world from America?’

Maybe the question should be ‘who will protect the world from America?’

Legendary British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once observed that “Democracy is the worst form of government imaginable…Except for every other form.” Churchill, of course, was talking about democracy in America.  He realized that the American form of government was far from perfect but felt, at the time, that it was preferable to most other forms, […]

Dirtiest campaign of all time? Not by a long shot

Dirtiest campaign of all time?  Not by a long shot

At some point in every Presidential campaign, someone starts wringing their hands and declares the political rhetoric “toxic” and concludes that this is “the dirtiest campaign in history.” Which, of course, is a crock.  Politics is a dirty business.  It thrives on mud, slander, attacks and innuendo. But this doesn’t stop the pundits from crying […]