Trumplandia: Feb. 29 — Mar. 7, 2020

What? Me Worry? Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: FiveThirtyEight Poll: 42.8% — down from 43.8 last week Rasmussen Poll: 47% — same as last week Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world caught up on all of the tasty Nuggets-O-Trump you may have heard […]

All is not fair in love, war and politics

What traits do Americans want in their leader? Seems like a fair question since the Democrats appear to be following the 2016 Republican campaign that saw them field 16 candidates. Looks as though Democrats may have 20 in ‘20. Gads. Will the candidate be expected to be honest, ethical, intelligent, share past tax returns, not […]

What The Hell Is A Democratic Socialist?

It  has suddenly become fashionable among the left wing of the Democratic Party to attach “Socialist” to their political moniker, perhaps in the vain hope it will make their brand of benign political extremism more palatable than Donald Trump’s populist tripe. Very nuovo chic indeed! Self-described benevolent Democratic Socialists like New York’s newly elected Rep.  […]


I don’t own a soapbox. If I did, I’m not sure I could use it to compelling effect. But if I were silver-tongued, here’s my Gettysburg Address. I have a dream — the dream of Gandhi, the dream of Martin Luther King, the dream of change, of justice, of the power of passive resistance. But […]