Historical Forces Greater Than A President Shape Events

Constant focus on the US President supports the flawed theory of the great and indispensable men and women, or evil ones, who shape events. The more I read of history, the more I believe that ideas, flawed thinking on the part of small-minded but well-intentioned people, social movements, economic forces, and technology usually shape events... Continue Reading →


Time to Repudiate ‘Dear Leader’

Trump's election may be seen as better in the long run for our country than Clinton's if we survive his presidency. He has ignited or strengthened grassroots movements to reduce gun violence, to reduce discrimination, harassment and abuse of women ("me too") and minorities suffering from police brutality. We have seen the end of the moves... Continue Reading →

Cracks in the Wall of Trumpism

Former CIA Director John Brennan says Russia may have compromising information on Trump. “When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history,” Mr. Brennan wrote on Twitter. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) threatens Donald Trump with impeachment and sounds... Continue Reading →

Cock-eyed Optimist’s View of Trump

Maybe I'm a cock-eyed optimist, but if we and the world survive Trump, he may be the best thing to happen to the Republican Party, destroying the march-in-lockstep tribal loyalty, group think, unity based only on hatred of liberals and Democrats, and maybe they will realize that there are things worse than electing a Democrat... Continue Reading →

Of King Henry II, Nixon and Trump

“Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?” mused Henry II, and a knight seeking royal favor murdered Archbishop Thomas Becket in the cathedral at Canterbury.  This quote is recalled as Donald Trump fires FBI Director James Comey. Conservative columnist Michael Gerson compares Trump to Henry II and to Nixon: "It is dangerous to have... Continue Reading →

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