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by | Feb 27, 2019

Washington I have been assiduously studying the case of Jussie Smollett, the chap who claims that two pro-Trump ruffians wearing MAGA hats accosted him on a Chicago street during one of the coldest nights of the year at 2:00 a.m….

by | Feb 20, 2019

Washington Pope Francis is increasingly showing his hand. He came into the papacy promising to clean up the Church, especially on matters of sexual abuse. In doing so, he raised hopes among the laity, especially in America and Latin America….

by | Feb 13, 2019

Washington As President Donald J. Trump climbs to the highest approval rating he has reached in his presidency, we keep hearing about how much trouble he is in. He cannot possibly be reelected, the critics tell us, while his approval…

by | Feb 6, 2019

Washington Whatever is to be the ultimate fate of the wretched Governor Ralph Northam of the great commonwealth of Virginia, I wonder what he now thinks about those who use the term racism as loosely as he did in his…

by | Dec 27, 2017

Here I am in Naples, Florida ending the year in the sun and actually coterminous with a golf course. I, of course, will not indulge in the sport, for I find it too leisurely. Actually I do not even consider it a sport. I am in agreement with my old friend, the great basketball coach Bob Knight. A true sport demands conditioning, applied strength, speed, and, of course, art. Golf involves only art. In fact, when strength and conditioning are demanded most golfers take to their golf carts. Golf is as much a sport as bowling or billiards or canasta. So I shall continue to desist from golf here in sunny Florida and leave the pastime of golf to my friends Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump, and Bill Clinton. Does Hillary Clinton golf? She looks more like a bowler to me.

by | Dec 20, 2017

Washington “It’s the economy stupid,” as we used to say back in the good old days. The good old days being the 1990s when the president of the United States could molest women in the White House during business hours…

by | Dec 13, 2017

As I ponder the lengthening list of alleged sexual offenders drawn from Hollywood, the arts, the media, and politics, I am moved to wonder why are the overwhelming majority of the accused prominent luminaries of the left. Those accused on the right claim utter innocence including Bill O’Reilly, who nonetheless paid out a fortune to accusers — go figguh, as they say in Brooklyn. At any rate, the lefties constitute the growing multitude.

by | Dec 6, 2017

Last week we discovered that former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to the FBI about the import of what he told them regarding his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Yet Flynn once served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency during the presidency of Barack Obama. Why would he lie to the FBI about what passed between him and Kislyak? Had he forgotten that, for a certitude, the conversation of a Russian Ambassador was being recorded secretly by American intelligence agencies? Moreover, when he was being interviewed by the FBI, why did he not bring with him a lawyer? When I was being interviewed by the FBI about my perfidious Arkansas Project I most certainly brought a lawyer with me, and it helped that my lawyer looked like he once worked for Don Corleone. Thinking back on it, I should have brought two lawyers.

by | Apr 12, 2017

Washington It looks like former Obama Administration National Security Advisor Susan Rice will get a reprieve. With all the hullabaloo from last week’s military action by President Donald Trump in Syria — do we call it Syria’s civil war or…

by | Apr 5, 2017

Washington Have you been keeping up with the news from Washington? If you have doubtless you know that there are congressional investigations of Russian interference with our recent elections. Possibly you even suspect that agents of the diabolical Donald Trump…

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