Someday we will no longer be able to extract, at affordable costs, the fuels needed to keep our economies growing. That day may be months, years or decades away, but it will come. How well we are prepared for the peaking of first oil, then natural gas, and finally, coal […]
This is not a new concept in human history. In fact, it involves one of the simplest and most basic strategies used by adversaries of all sizes and shapes, the old notion of “divide and conquer.”
Walt Whitman, D-Day, Stonewall. Huge interrelated inflection points in the progress of our United States of America, our democracy.
Mueller’s bombshell destroyed the coordinated effort by the Trump administration, collaborating Republicans in Congress and Attorney General William Barr to cover up the crimes of the Russians, on the one hand, and their own culpability in glossing over those crimes, on the other.
That’s how I prefer to look at prospects for the Game of the Real World 2019, too, in which we are, for better or worse, far from our final episode. Ironically, it was the very real Abraham Lincoln who invoked one of my favorite sayings, “You are just about as happy as you make up your mind to be.
Comey crushed Trump in his remarks, which were clear, measured and straightforward, making the case that an amoral person with “corrupt intent” like Trump should not be leading this country.
History will remember this period not so much for the by now almost boring rehearsal of the personal moral, ethical and legal shortcomings of this corrupt and compromised individual, but for all those, knowing better, who have become his partners in crime.
It is perhaps only from the standpoint of personal character that this new phase in the drama of the Trump presidency and its death throes can be measured and its outcome predicted.
It turns out that almost all the accounts, the independent investigations by the media and Congress, turned out to be spot-on. Yes, it is every bit as bad, and unsavory, as we’d been led to believe.
For persons who make it a point to cultivate mindfulness of the role of our planet in the context of a universe so unimaginably vast, the image is downright stunning, awesome and fearsome.