Category Archives: politics

Entry 763: Party Line

In one of the most nauseating news stories of 2018, New York Magazine reports that President Trump and Fox News personality Sean Hannity talk on the phone almost every night. According to the report . . . “All White House … Continue reading

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Entry 740: Dear Emma, David, Julia, Sam and Delaney . . .

I’m not going to be funny today. Instead, I’d like to address this post to the young survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shootings. Before I do, however, I need a moment to introduce my regular readers to some of … Continue reading

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Entry 739: But Maybe No Teachers from the Art Department

The latest bright idea out of the White House is arming teachers to discourage school shooters. This logic is similar to ending cafeteria food fights by serving cream pies for lunch. As the parent of a teacher, let me be … Continue reading

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Entry 733: Something About Mary

Perhaps you’ve heard about the fake social media accounts that were set up to influence the 2016 election by flooding Facebook and Twitter with pro-Trump messages. Well, I’m here to report that at least one of those bots is still … Continue reading

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Entry 729: The Inauguration Crowd is Still Growing

Time Magazine has published a summary of President Trump’s first year in office. I haven’t read it but, unless you really can’t tell a book by its cover, I’m guessing the story is not exactly complimentary. Trump himself was WYSIWYG–what … Continue reading

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Entry 728: What?

My wife Barbara and I were watching TV the other day and, as always, we had the closed captioning on. I insist on this because I believe there is something wrong with our sound system that causes dialogue to be … Continue reading

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Entry 722: It’s My Party (and I Can Cry if I Want To)

Nikki Haley, our Ambassador to the United Nations, is throwing a party next week. She’s inviting some of the most important and powerful countries in the world: Guatemala, Honduras, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo. Often, these sorts … Continue reading

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