Close encounters of the deplorable kind

“Honk if you support Trump,” say some of the signs being waved — along with American flags and Blue Lives Matter flags — at a small but noisy pro-45 rally held Saturday at a busy intersection in my town. I’m stopped at a red light. My passenger and I notice a few things — the scarcity of women […]

Smart cookies, nut jobs, and crumbs on the floor

Consider: Donald Trump has called Kim Jong-un of North Korea a “smart cookie” and called former FBI Director James Comey a “nut job.” “I cherish the FBI,” Don once told reporters. “The FBI has not had that special reputation, with what happened in the campaign, what happened with respect to the Clinton campaign, and even […]

I Want More

Leadership brings prestige and importance. It’s apparent Donald Trump covets prestige. He continually seeks it and also reminds himself and others of that other gem, importance. Our current president displays a pathological need to validate himself. He wields and abuses his power and prefers being venerated for being president than actually presiding. As a news […]

The Donald does Jerusalem

President Donald Trump made history yesterday by becoming the first U.S. president to visit the Western Wall, aka the Weeping Wall. For those readers not familiar with this ancient site, it is a relatively small segment of a far longer ancient retaining wall, known also in its entirety as the “Western Wall” where Jews stuff […]