by | Jan 16, 2018

‘Demoralization’ is the word that currently burbles up at 3 a.m., like the red pepper flakes in a second helping of spaghetti. Demoralization is afoot. We must define it. We must think about it. We must, in the end, worry…

by | Jan 2, 2018

Last week I received an email from one of my radio show listeners saying “I voted for President Trump but if I had it to do over again, I wouldn’t.” I responded, “I’m in exactly the opposite position: I didn’t…

by | Sep 6, 2017

Labor Day weekend passed with soggy weather in Washington. It was not as soggy as in other parts of the United States, but it kept me indoors most of the time and so I decided to give some thought to…

by | Jun 16, 2017

There are two kinds of power — let’s call them hard and soft. Hard power has to do with authority, while soft power is the capacity to reach beyond one’s domain and influence others. It is the power to shape…

by | May 11, 2017

The next congressional elections are still 18 months away. But if I were a Republican in a swing district, I’d be starting to sweat a little. Because I’d be nervous about President Donald Trump taking me down. It’s not about…

by | Mar 1, 2017

Let’s not kid ourselves. That was a super speech. Not flowery, except that in parts it was eloquent without being flowery. Not poetry, except that it was poetry. It was a blast from the heart of the heart of America….

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