by | Aug 24, 2019

In his book Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General (2013), Bob Bork made the following observation: As I slowly realized, the unspoken rule was that Nixon was not to win any cases. That’s not…

by | Aug 9, 2019

August 9 is the 45th anniversary of the resignation of Richard Nixon, the only president in American history to resign or be removed from office. We know what triggered his resignation. He was already on the ropes after two and…

by | Aug 3, 2019

So, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee (HJC), fresh off his committee’s disastrous session with Robert Mueller, has announced his intent to obtain access to the secret grand jury testimony taken during the Mueller investigation. It…

by | Aug 1, 2019

There’s a provocative article by NYU professor Tim Naftali in the Atlantic titled “Ronald Reagan’s Long-Hidden Racist Conversation With Richard Nixon.” It reports an insulting statement made by Gov. Ronald Reagan to President Richard Nixon in October 1971. Naftali lays out the context…

by | Apr 25, 2019

Wednesday About twenty years ago, there was a rash of witch sightings in the elementary schools of America. Teachers, in the eyes of kindergartners, became able to fly above the playground, have sex with the students, penetrate the students with…

by | Feb 4, 2019

It’s raining here in LA. Not cool. I liked it much better when it never rained. LA is not too much fun in the rain. The sky is gray and it’s cool. I’ll go swimming anyway. Okay, get ready to…

by | Jan 29, 2019

Sunday The weather here in LA is perfect. Low humidity. No wind. No clouds. Seventy-two degrees. I lay in bed for hours, then went swimming and I thought, as I endlessly do, how grateful I am. I am a Jew….

by | Oct 26, 2018

In early 1971, General Creighton Abrams, the head of MACV (U.S. military command in South Vietnam), ordered the interdiction of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, the network of roads and warehouses that ran through Laos and Cambodia practically to within an artillery shot of Saigon. The trail was used by the North Vietnamese to supply their armies and the Viet Cong (southern Communist led guerrillas). The latter were much reduced in numbers and effectiveness after frustrating years of efforts by the U.S. and South Vietnamese leaderships to devise a winning strategy.

by | Oct 20, 2018

Friday This has been an eventful week. As I might have mentioned, I’ve had terrible pain in my right knee for months. I mean EXCRUCIATING pain when I go up and down stairs. After much delay, I dragged my bad…

by | Aug 14, 2018

Democrats have a pernicious pattern for handling effective Republican presidents. First, they claim that the president is unfit for office either because he’s too stupid or insane (they did this with Dwight Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George W….

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