Every candidate for office makes promises. Only the truly ignorant attempt to keep each and every one once elected. There is a learning curve in politics. Many Republican leaders acknowledged that in the aftermath of each presidential faux pas made in the early days of the Trump administration. After the president put our relationship with… Read More


Attorney General Jeff Sessions is out for bear. California Bear. Many believe the AG’s lawsuit over sanctuary cities in the state is one more politically-motivated attempt to prolong his life in office. Sen. Kamala Harris responded to the lawsuit by saying, “The Attorney General is playing politics with an important issue and has put a… Read More


Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the unintelligent Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, continues to pose a clear and present danger to America. Nunes babbles on, divulging delicate information and claiming there is no evidence to support a Russian plot to influence the 2016 presidential election and American public opinion in general despite… Read More


Emotionally-charged responses to the recent shooting in Parkland have demonstrated how polarized Americans are over gun control. Emails have poured in from people on both sides of the issue. One reader, a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment, included a link to an article that noted “the number of teens who are dying or being… Read More


Imagine late one night there’s a knock at your front door. You open it. Standing before you is your grown daughter. She’s crying. Her nose has been bloodied, one eye is puffy and bruised. She tells you her husband hit her. Now, imagine your daughter’s name is Ivanka. And you’re the President of the United… Read More


Pointing fingers is a Washington pastime. The blame game currently playing out between Republicans and Democrats has been raging over issues ranging from the treatment of DACA recipients, funds for the Great Wall of Trump, a government shutdown, the Nunes Memo, the Democrat’s response, and the success and failure of the economy since the president… Read More


Chaos theory has been called the study of predicting “inherently unpredictable” systems. It is also an apt description of the study of the Trump presidency. Those closest to the president say he thrives on chaos, relishes tumult, and takes perverse pleasure in stirring up conflict among advisers and associates. The president is energized by noise.… Read More


President Trump’s dismissal of nations and continents peopled by those who don’t share his skin tone is frightening. Equally disturbing is his ignorance of history, his inability to think strategically, and his incomprehensible approach to international relations. Nowhere is this more apparent than in his assessment of Africa. Before last week, most Africans viewed American… Read More


Diplomacy is not a transactional affair. This seems lost on self-proclaimed Middle East expert and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner. The ever-increasing number of questionable business entanglements between Kushner’s family and Israeli companies, individuals, and government ministers is troubling given his directive to honestly broker an equitable peace agreement between the Israeli government and the Palestinian… Read More


Americans who lived through the Cold War were taught that the Soviet Union was not our friend. They possessed weapons that could obliterate us with “the push of a button,” as President Trump would say. They were the scourge of democracy who ensnared Eastern Europe in an Iron Curtain. They brought the United States to… Read More