Maricopa County

Maricopa County:  This large county is located in the south-central part of the state of Arizona. It encompasses several major metropolitan centers, including the city of Phoenix. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates its population was over 4.5 million in 2020, more than half Arizona’s total. and it is greater in land area than the state […]

Fake News Redux

How does one unlie? In December 2020 President Trump made a call to Georgia state election officials urging them to scrutinize votes in Fulton County.  Trump expressed legitimate concerns about election honesty and expressed his opinion that a thorough review would prove that he had been cheated out of a win.  The Georgia Secretary of […]

Go in Peace!

Many of Trump’s former allies are turning on him.  A few cabinet members and other high officials have resigned. Some accuse him of inciting the recent riots in Washington by his refusal to accept the election results. Trump responds with vicious assaults against these one time friends and supporters of his administration. I detest fair […]

Finally Over?

Too bad the election season is ending in riots.  There is no excuse for violence.  We are a nation of laws.  The law gets it wrong on occasion, but we must accept its decisions.  Trump alienated many of his supporters by his refusal to accept a result that appeared inevitable. Now, after the outbreak of […]

Riots and Revolution?

A month has elapsed since the election, and there remains a boiling undercurrent of uncertainty about the outcome.  Our citizens are divided into the following camps.  Those who believe that Joseph Biden won the election legitimately, and election fraud was minimal.  Biden is their President. Those who believe that there may have been considerable fraud, […]

Thoughts on the Election

Results from the recent Presidential election are still being fought out in state legislatures and in the courts.  The role of the legislatures is very important because, as the United States Constitution directs, “each state shall appoint, in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct” the electors that determine who will be President. As […]

Calumny

I must confess that I once compared Donald Trump to Benito Mussolini.  It was in 2016 during the Republican primaries.  As a pre-teen, I became politically aware during the late 1930s, and I well remember the Italian dictator’s frequent appearance in newsreels.  Mussolini would strut up to the podium, tilt his head back and thrust […]

Shell Shock

I am experiencing something akin to shell shock, or what is now referred to as post-traumatic stress disorder.  The election results on November 3rd were devastating to my psyche, and it will take some time for me to recover. I kept my hopes up until the very end.  I could not believe that the American […]