Tag Archives: Presidency

Is This Donald Trump’s Waterloo?

FBI Raid Mar-a-Lago (August 8, 2022) Of all the things that Donald Trump has allegedly committed as the 45th president of the United States, this ‘raid’ may be the only thing that sticks. And yet, what a fiasco! “When the … Continue reading

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Yesterday in History XVIII

Richard Nixon Announces His Resignation (August 8, 1974) On This Day in 1974: U.S. president Richard Nixon announces his resignation following the Watergate scandal. It’s hard to believe that this event was 48 years ago. Sometimes, it feels like yesterday. … Continue reading

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All’s Fair in Love and War…

And Politics To my mind, politics has become a very messed up business, especially in the United States. Now, Canada and the United Kingdom are not immune to some silliness every so often, but the process by which the Prime … Continue reading

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Any Normal Person Would Have Got the Message:

Trump was Thwarted at Every Turn This Tarot card came to mind this morning when I was reviewing the latest (prime time) session of the January 6th Select Committee hearings from last night. At the top of a steep cliff, … Continue reading

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When Ageism Becomes a Barrier

I thought carefully about jumping into the affray about the issue of age. Why? “Cause I’m getting older, too.” To be honest, Biden probably shouldn’t have run for President in 2020, but he realized that no one else could defeat … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Reassess His Role as Trump’s VP

Michael Pence (June 7, 1959) I always presumed Mike Pence was Donald Trump’s yes-man. After yesterday’s January 6 Select Committee hearing, aired live on CNN for three hours, I have come to appreciate the man himself. The timing of this … Continue reading

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The Right Fear Mail-In Votes Skew Outcomes to the Left

Main-In vs. In-Person Voting It’s a situation that is being exploited by one side over the other. (Or so each side thinks…) The panic seems to be the erroneous thought that only Republicans vote in person, on the day of … Continue reading

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He Wasn’t Called “Tricky Dicky” for Nothing

Richard M Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) I have a rather jaundiced view of this time period in American history. I was still young enough to be an idealist, and I had a decidedly (small ‘l’) liberal … Continue reading

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Last Night, I was a Fly on the Wall:

In Biden’s White House Blame it on the US tax deadline, blame it on the full moon, blame it on too much food yesterday. Whatever. My dreams last night were full of witnessing events in the White House. By themselves, … Continue reading

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Why the 3rd President Decided to Rewrite the Gospels

The Jefferson Bible (1820) It’s a curious thing to do: cut out passages from the four Gospels in the New Testament and paste them into your own version of the Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth. That’s what Thomas … Continue reading

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