Lord, Help Us!

Recently, highly respected General Mattis made some critical remarks about his former boss, President Trump. Unfortunately, Trump could not simply shake these criticisms off. After all, if he gets out of bed he will be criticized. In reply to Mattis, Trump resorted to his usual method of hurling a few mean barbs in the general’s […]

In the Eyes of the Beholder

It is interesting to note how we see things so differently.  Our world view has a profound effect upon how we interpret events, even to the point of describing an object black on some occasions and other times seeing it as white. The recent controversy over the sexual assault charges against Joe Biden is a […]

The Opposition

Trump’s greatest strength in 2020 is the weakness of the opposition. A large number of Democrats are contending for their party’s Presidential nomination in 2020.  At one time there were as many as 25, but many have dropped out of the race.  Realistically, unless we have a late entry by Hillary Clinton or Michael Bloomberg, […]

Whom the Gods Would Destroy

In 1875 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow penned the words, “Whom the Gods would destroy they first make mad.”  An earlier version of this thought appeared in Sophocles play Antigone. As the classical Greek dramatist phrased it, “Evil appears as good in the minds of those whom God leads to destruction.” Either phrase could aptly be applied […]