Trump’s Attempted Coup and Other Seditious Acts

Authoritarian Dreams Three cheers for the Founding Fathers. The structure of our democracy and its constitutional institutions have thus far been able to withstand the seditious acts and attempted coup by Donald Trump and his sycophantic supporters. Since the day of his inauguration, Trump has expressed unabashed admiration for authoritarian leaders, and has increasingly embraced… More

Ideology and Religious Bias in Supreme Court Decisions

Personal political ideology and religious bias now loom over Supreme Court decisions. When the Framers created three co-equal branches of government in the new Constitution, they presumably gave the Supreme Court the final word on its interpretation. They expected the Court’s decisions to be apolitical, and we, the citizens, have held to that ideal. We… More

Trump’s Emotional, Irrational, Occasionally Rational Voters Dig-in

Election Results As of this writing, latest election results indicate Joe Biden will accumulate the 270 electoral votes to ascend to the Presidency. Yet our democracy hangs in the balance. Ignoring any possible results, Trump has already done what he promised. Claiming voting irregularities, he is seeking a remedy he hopes the Supreme Court will… More

Trump’s Path to Victory—Voter Suppression

It’s become very clear that Donald Trump’s only path to return to the White House is by suppressing the votes of likely Democratic voters. Joe Biden has maintained a consistent lead in the polls for many months. And after Trump’s bulldozing performance in the first presidential debate, his off-putting bravado regarding his own bout with… More

Trump is Making America Worse

“Make America Great Again.” That was the slogan that became the brand associated with Donald Trump in his campaign for the Presidency in 2016. But once he was in charge, America became worse, much worse. Now, in his words, he wants to “Keep America Great.” He doesn’t say great for whom, of course, but certainly… More

DeJoy Mortally Wounding the U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service is mortally wounded, and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is twisting the knife, hoping to accelerate its demise. The pandemic bears some responsibility, but of equal significance is a business model that can no longer sustain itself financially. Instead of trying to repair its fundamental problems, DeJoy has been eliminating equipment and… More

Trump, Sycophants, and the End of Democracy

Trump, Sycophants, and Democracy Donald Trump, his sycophants in Congress and the right wing news media are doing all they can to bring democracy to an end in the United States. For much of his Presidency, Trump has advanced his authoritarian and racist policies and practices with the full backing and support of his sycophants.… More

Trump The Pied Piper of Covid-19

The Pied Piper Donald Trump is the Pied Piper of Covid-19. In case you need a refresher, the 13th century legend of the Pied Piper tells the cautionary tale of the townspeople of Hamelin, Germany. Rats had overrun the town, and they hired the Pied Piper to get rid of the rodents. But after the… More

Trump Hunkers in the Bunker

The Death of One Man Despite the bungled response to the Covid-19 pandemic that contributed to an unjustifiable death toll, Donald Trump and his sycophants took a victory lap, declaring it was a job well done. To them, the horrific loss of life that could have been mitigated isn’t as vitally important as the stock… More

Death and Trumponomics

From Bankruptcy to the Presidency Donald Trump claims to have brilliant business acumen, but anyone who’s watched his career knows this isn’t borne out by the facts. His father started him out with a nest egg of $400 million—passed on to him in questionable tax-free transactions—and since then, Donald has driven a long string of… More