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An Introductory Note to Readers:           This current corona-virus pandemic, though it will eventually pass, will also completely transform our world.  That change could be very positive—if we choose to make it so.             A long or severe illness can often result in a serious re-evaluation of our personal life and values. There is a... Continue Reading →

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Viral Misinformation: Trump as Super-spreader

A recent research survey of the sources of misinformation about the Covid-19 Coronavirus determined that the number one culprit in spreading misinformation was US president Donald Trump. That being true, it is hardly surprising that it now appears that he might be a super-spreader of the virus itself. He has certainly sponsored super-spreading events. He... Continue Reading →

Proud Boys: Useful Idiots (The Other Problem with Racists)

Very recently a former high-ranking foreign service professional referred to Donald Trump as Vladimir Putin’s “useful idiot.”  Every dictator needs useful idiots. Putin has Trump. Trump has the “Proud Boys” and other racists. Mussolini had “Black Shirts,” Hitler had “Brown Shirts,” Saddam Hussein and Slobodan Milosevic had their goons and thugs- all aspiring and practicing... Continue Reading →

If Only Trump…

It is supremely ironic to remember Trump’s repeated claim that “only he” could solve this country’s problems. Many Trump supporters join Trump in blaming Obama for everything that has gone wrong—after 4 years that lame excuse is growing thin… What if Trump had simply followed Obama’s quite reasonable advice? That would have eliminated some of... Continue Reading →

Anti-Trump Election Posters

My wife, Carol, and I have created these posters in the last nine months. I usually came up with the concept and text, but she did all of the hard work with the graphics. Enjoy! Free to share, copy, or distribute in any way you like. Please share widely!

Withered Now: Dead-End for the GOP

This is first of two essays in which I discuss the way forward for both Republican and Democratic Parties. Part 1. Recently one of my readers suggested that I discuss what I think both major parties should do to address racism and other problems facing the US.  I’m not sure that is quite the right... Continue Reading →

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