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 […]


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 […]

Globalism vs Nationalism

Behind the scenes of America’s political turmoil in 2020 is a struggle between globalism and nationalism. Many of our great corporations have become international in scope.  This is true of Asian and European as well as American corporations.  Companies like Microsoft, Google, Ford, General Motors, Honda, and Toyota have interests, employees, and production facilities in […]

Who Is He?

This is a continuation of the themes expressed in “The Great Enigma”, my most recent post. Who is Donald J. Trump? I do not look at our President through worshipful eyes.  I have experienced 91 winters on this old earth, and I am not easily deceived by appearances.  I have seen a few great men, […]

The Great Enigma

Who is Donald Trump?  Is he a good man, or is he an evil manipulator?  Is he destroying America, or is he building it up?  Who is that person working behind the curtain – a beneficent wizard or the devil incarnate? That is the great enigma.  Never has public opinion been so divided on a […]

Et tu, Brute

Trump has little support among members of the media.  Most of them appear to dislike him intensely and actively work against him. At one time Trump thought he had some friends at Fox News, but he is no longer certain about that. During the first and thus far only Presidential debate, Fox news anchor Chris […]


In a previous post I wrote about talents.  Almost everyone seems to have some particular talent or talents, and we should respect them and their abilities. Occasionally, talent manifests itself in a very unusual form.  An idiot-savant is a person who has a mental or learning disability but is extremely gifted in a particular way, […]