Grievance

Grievance, overtime, becomes debilitating. It was the translation key to yesterday’s performance of President Trump. Trump, whose sense of grievance has captured his presidency, was disgraceful in the conduct we know about during his Helsinki talks with Vladimir...

Breaking Takes on the News

Supreme Court Nominee A fair number of my Republican friends voted for Donald Trump because of a Supreme Court vacancy and the likelihood of retirements. Their rationale has been affirmed by the President in the orderly and temperate manner in which he has nominated...

Democracy Failing

Mara Liasson, the National Political Correspondent for National Public Radio and often a co-panelist with Charles Krauthammer on Fox News, called him a “gift to the world” and characterized his death as “a huge loss for conservatives.” Liasson and Krauthammer didn’t...

FOR MEN ONLY

Oh for the chance to have one more back and forth. Too often our intrinsic treasures are only truly treasured when they are gone. I can recall of course. The union card. Walking on my knees, picking cotton. The adventure in Alaska. So, let me give you a son’s...

You Give Me Fever

“You give me fever, when you kiss me Fever when you hold me tight Fever in the morning Fever all through the night” Little Willie John sang the original version of Fever released in 1958. A year later the sensual Peggy Lee did a cover version that skyrocketed into the...

Guns Revisited

“Impossible.” In early April in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting, I recommended requiring password controlled trigger locks on guns—think smartphone. One Letter to the Editor called such a plan impossible. Outrage can convert impossible to possible. The...