Main Street U.S.A.
Main Street U.S.A.
by | Mar 24, 2020

We seem to be in what Bernie’s and Joe’s and my generation called a “mell of a hess,” back before the media and the political class routinized the words that were formerly common to override with “#%$#%^!!%$%.” Which made for…

by | Mar 17, 2020

This virus thing has gotten crazy. San Francisco … closed down due to the coronavirus’ spread?! A whole American city on hold? And other localities set for like privations? Joe Biden’s and Bernie Sanders’ contemporaries may remember (as I do,…

by | Mar 10, 2020

The stock market Monday took a look at the world around it and swooned, delivering likely the decisive blow to the Sanders candidacy and its proposed revolution. Who wants a political revolution when economic forces are hard at work wringing…

by | Mar 3, 2020

There is occasionally good sense in just standing back and watching the grand spectacle known as democracy. The presidential try-outs, known as the primaries, have been a strong prop of that reasoning. People who want, or say they want, to…

by | Feb 25, 2020

“President Sanders, speaking from the White House yesterday, proposed/criticized/blamed … ” Um, er, no — not really. It’s not going to happen. This Bernie thing — the rise of Bernie, the magnetism of Bernie, the radiance that shines from his…

by | Feb 18, 2020

One immense reason for our present political entanglements — would it be OK to say “messes”? — is the lately acquired political habit of addressing every possible human problem through politics. For instance, with regard to women’s rights, the Equal…

by | Feb 11, 2020

You could say, as I’m sure vast numbers have, that “Trump started it.” But he didn’t, because he didn’t have to. Vast numbers had done it for him, and Donald Trump merely picked up where they had left off —…

by | Feb 4, 2020

In any “stupidest” or “most worthless” contest, America can confidently put its money on the President Donald Trump impeachment mess. What frivolity. What junk. What an irredeemable waste of valuable time. Almost irredeemable. I should make that clear. As Pliny…

by | Jan 28, 2020

In the middle of a muddle, there’s minimal sense in predicting outcomes. In other words, is the president’s former national security adviser speeding the president toward removal from office? (I strongly doubt that John Bolton’s version of President Donald Trump’s…

by | Jan 21, 2020

The essence of democracy is free speech, and the essence of free speech is assertion. For instance: Privately owned firearms should be confiscated. Everybody should own a firearm. No Republican’s any good. No Democrat’s any good. “The current president ……

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