Category: Politics

The Price of Being Multisyllabic

In the 1970’s, the U.S. Navy decided that they wanted an independent assessment of how difficult it was to read and understand their training manuals. The result was something called “the Flesch-Kincaid scale,” which will take a given piece of…

Life of the Privileged

Everett Edward Kavanaugh Jr. was born in New Haven, Connecticut on June 9, 1941. It’s not too hard to figure out why he was born in New Haven. His father, Everett Edward Kavanaugh Sr., was not only born there but…

What Senator Flake Gets Right, and Wrong

I have a few observations on Jeff Flake’s interview with McKay Coppins: McKay Coppins: As of Friday morning, you were planning to vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh. By the afternoon, you were calling for an FBI investigation before you could…

I Knew There Would Be Days Like This

Days like today make me weary. I don’t like reading about how we’re going to try to destroy the International Criminal Court, close the PLO mission in Washington DC, or have a second stupid summit with Kim Jong Un. It…

Jeanine Pirro’s Fascist Television

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was married for thirty-eight years. Her divorce was finalized in 2013. Who knows what goes on between two people or why such a long relationship might ultimately fall apart? They certainly endured through some tough…

Why Trump Can Be Removed From Office

While the information is mixed, there seems to be a downward trend in President Trump’s approval numbers over the last couple of weeks. I think we’re often left wondering what it will take for a more significant portion of the…

Donald Trump Has 99 Problems

I vaguely remember hearing about a¬†doorman who worked at Trump World Tower who claimed to have knowledge that the current president of the United States fathered an illegitimate child with a housekeeper. His story was one of the catch-and-kill jobs…

Trump Once Called Manafort a Crook

I’ve been in a holding pattern today, just in case the jury in the Manafort trial completed their work and delivered their verdicts. I guess that isn’t going to happen on a timetable that is convenient for me. So, instead…

Don’t Worry About the Trumpistas

If you’re like me, you encounter Trump supporters less in real life than on social media, but their behavior is by now quite familiar. Gina Anders knows the feeling well by now. President Trump says or does something that triggers…