The free press has been at the crux of major societal changes since the founding of the United States. Journalists feel a ravenous hunger to investigate, to report, to opine and to amplify their first amendment rights -sometimes at the risk of their own peril. They can't help it, and we're better off for it. … Continue reading Essay: Democracy And The Free Press
I went to the Starbucks near my office today to buy a copy of the “failing” New York Times –as President Trump would call it. “Pleading Guilty, Cohen Implicates President” reads the front page of the 166 year old newspaper. If this leading headline is jarring on its own then Trump’s personal lawyer saying in … Continue reading Cohen Has A Gun And It’s Pointed At Trump
It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis predicted a Donald Trump before Donald Trump was even born. In 1935 Lewis explored the rise of fascism in America. The book he wrote dripped with satire and mocked events that, well, captured what Trumpism was, before Trumpism was even and ism. Berzelius “Buzz” Windrip comes to power … Continue reading The Forgotten American, Still Forgotten
President Trump doesn’t know how to win -or at least walk away with a W. Back in March of this year Bloomberg reported that NATO had increased spending and you can argue that it’s because Trump has pushed for this from the get go -even though it happened on President Obama’s watch. It wasn’t enough … Continue reading Reminder: Russia Is Not Our Friend, The FBI Is Not Our Enemy
A friend of mine asked me what I thought about the calls for civility in our modern day politics. And while I’d say that I should be swayed by “the better angels of our nature”, I’m not stupid nor do I have a short memory. Maxine Waters is being asked to apologize for her critical … Continue reading Civility? You First Trump.