Postal Politics

Appointed by the Governors of the United States Postal Service, Louis DeJoy began his tenure as Postmaster General on June 16, 2020. Prior to joining the Postal Service, Mr. DeJoy spent more than 35 years growing and managing a successful nationwide logistics company.  He had received some notice as a heavy donor to Republican causes, […]

Madness!

  Madness is in the air.  Insanity rules in television newsrooms, and many governing officials appear to have lost their ability to think.  Some of our cities tremble on the brink of anarchy. We are all sinners.  We have a wonderful country in which we take pride, but there is no perfect person, nation, or […]

Honor Bright

 “I could not love thee, dear, so much, loved I not honour more.” This phrase was penned by Richard Lovelace, 17th century English poet and veteran of the English Civil War. In one sense, Lovelace was saying that if he lacked honor, his love would be a worthless thing.  I do wish that our current […]

Trump Derangement Syndrome

  The late and much loved Charles Krauthammer coined the phrase “The Bush Derangement Syndrome” to describe what he described as “the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the Presidency – nay – the very existence of George W. Bush.” Later he modified this medical term to “The […]

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 […]

The Righteous Mind

Some months ago I read the book entitled The Righteous Mind written by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt.  The book received a considerable amount of favorable press. Haight is a self-identified liberal/progressive.  He hated Ronald Reagan and was thrilled with the emergence of Barack Obama on the American political scene.  He could not understand the conservative […]