The State of The Union is Weird

I posed the question to a few friends last week. Some of them were liberal, some moderate, and a couple were to the right of Barry Goldwater’s ghost. I asked them “in one word, what is the state of the union?” One said “chaos,” one said “divided,” another said “stronger than ever” (so much for […]

Has Anyone Seen John Kelly?

Imagine if Donald Trump had put his phone away on January 20, 2017. We wouldn’t be talking about nonsense non-controversies, nor would there be absolute panic and dismay every single time he clicks “send.”  Instead, Trump may be dictating the national message that looks much more positive than what you’re seeing in the news today: […]

Not on My Watch

Steve Bannon, the race-baiting, xenophobic, isolationist former Trump advisor has been on the warpath since leaving the White House earlier this year. He’s been flying around the country in his layered collared shirts supporting wacky candidates who enjoy the company of teenage girls or like to hang out with 9/11 conspiracy theorists. Bannon is attempting […]

Weekend Reads

Let us know what’s on your mind. Email us at Have a great weekend. One year after the 2016 election, Esquire has an oral history. What are Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer, and Michael Flynn doing post-White House? (Politico) Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times with one perspective on reducing gun violence. Is […]

Steve Bannon’s Stupid “Civil War”

Steve Bannon, President Trump’s former lackey and mind behind a site posting quality journalism like this has declared “Civil War” on the Republican Party and the “party establishment” like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Bannon has been taking credit for this guy’s win in the Alabama Senate special primary. The most outrageous […]