There are an abundance of tell-tale signs, but almost no one is putting them all together to draw the conclusion that what we’re seeing in this presidential election cycle is a coup in progress against the American democracy. Many, including the media, are distracted by the election process. They think […]
There is a profound irony but truth in the thought that as horribly degraded as Donald Trump’s presidential campaign...
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine scored a huge victory for his team in his debate with his GOP counterpart...
The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote nearly a century ago. Today, despite enormous progress in other areas...
Often, first impressions are the best impressions. When recalling the historic presidential debate Monday night, the prevailing sense was of the starkest of contrasts between a civil, highly knowledgeable and fearless woman, and a snarling, pouting, disrespectful stupid old white male. It was visual, it was visceral, and despite all […]Read more ›
It’s hard to imagine now, given all the disgusting filth and bigotry that has issued from the mouth of Donald Trump and his surrogates in the last year, that one single slur brought down a U.S. Senate candidate who was being groomed for the presidency just 10 years ago. In […]Read more ›
Despite all the sound and fury that our badly compromised major cable TV media organizations have their talking heads gabbing and gasping about these days, the two major facets that are doing to tank the campaign of Donald Trump are still yet to be tossed into the mix. Yes, money, […]Read more ›
It’s the major media’s insistence on a non-existent moral equivalency between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump that is doing more to threaten democracy in the U.S. than even Donald Trump himself. Those who would love to push this nation down the road to an arbitrary suspension of democratic institutions and […]Read more ›
Last month we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of our National Park Service. Historian Wallace Stegner once called our national parks “the best idea we ever had,” and I could not agree more. My first job in the early 1970s was as a Park Ranger at the Lincoln Memorial on the […]Read more ›
Among professional basketball’s most memorable “big men,” the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ranks as by far the most graceful, featuring a deadly-accurate hook shot that was poetry in motion and indefensible. During his amazing athletic career, he led the UCLA Bruins to three […]Read more ›