Which Recent President Would Handle The Coronavirus Crisis Best?

The current fight against COVID-19 favors a president who is quick to decide, willing to let businesses help out, friendly with the media, and motivated by a deep desire to handle the crisis right. Of the seven most recent presidents, none had everything going for them, but two had three of the four needed traits: DonaldContinue reading “Which Recent President Would Handle The Coronavirus Crisis Best?”

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Clinton takes a dump, Media blames Trump

Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s, ill timed toilet break in front of an audience of 7.8 million television viewers is an excellent metaphor for the 2016 presidential election.  It happened during the ABC Democratic Presidential Debate, December 19, 2015.  Basically, the whole democratic process is now in the toilet.  The national media has determined toContinue reading “Clinton takes a dump, Media blames Trump”

TOP TEN CELEBRITY CHARITY FUNDRAISERS OF ALL TIME

So who are the top ten entertainment-celebrity charity fundraisers of all time?  With dollars raised adjusted for inflation?  And counting only money raised from the private sector, not factoring in money raised by influencing government legislation? And not counting business celebrities such as Bill and Melinda Gates? This is not an easy question to answer.Continue reading “TOP TEN CELEBRITY CHARITY FUNDRAISERS OF ALL TIME”

The Legacy of Barack Obama

Thoughts on the legacy of President Barack Obama 2-16-15 The election of Barack Obama President Obama’s legacy will be inextricably linked to the fact that he was the first African American to be elected president.  A Black man in the White House.  The Founding Fathers, including those who wrote the words “All men are createdContinue reading “The Legacy of Barack Obama”

Hands on Diplomacy: the foreign policy failure of America

American presidents can’t keep their hands off of other heads of state.  It has become embarrassing.  They touch their shoulders, their backs and hold their arms as they guide them to places to stand or sit.  It is as if their guests were little children or blind men who need the assistance of the almightyContinue reading “Hands on Diplomacy: the foreign policy failure of America”

Why Petraeus and not Clinton?

Okay, since nobody wants to talk about the elephant in the room, I will be the dope and get all the criticism and mention it.  (This is the best part of being over sixty years of age.)  If the national news media, with a straight face, can tell us that the CIA director, General Petraeus,Continue reading “Why Petraeus and not Clinton?”

The Politics of Blame? “George did it.”

We have all heard President Obama’s refrain, “it took us a long time to get into this mess and it’s going to take us a long time to get out of it.” This is his explanation for why, now in his fourth and final year of his first term as president the Great Recession persists. But is it a legitimate excuse? And if we applied this principle to other presidencies, how would the landscape of American history change?

It’s official: Rick Perry to replace Eddie Murphy as host of the Oscars

Okay, I’m kidding, seriously. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has not had a non closeted Republican onstage since Bob Hope. By the way, I had dinner with Mr. Hope a number of times and I can tell you that he was only a bi-Republican. But yes, the Rick Perry campaign imploded beforeContinue reading “It’s official: Rick Perry to replace Eddie Murphy as host of the Oscars”

Bill Clinton to Obama: Forget congress, raise the debt ceiling yourself

Yesterday Bill Clinton suggested that President Barack Obama ignore congress and just raise the debt ceiling limit himself. He would supposedly invoke the 14th Amendment to the Constitution as his rationale and let the courts decide the issue. Obama demurred. This is all no accident. Having worked in the White House I can tell youContinue reading “Bill Clinton to Obama: Forget congress, raise the debt ceiling yourself”

Osama is dead, Obama’s re-election is alive!

There has been more than one casualty in America’s successful raid into Pakistan to get Osama Bin Laden.  Republican chances to take back the White House are equally dead.  At least for the moment. It is hard to think of anything that can happen on the world stage, or in the American economy, that couldContinue reading “Osama is dead, Obama’s re-election is alive!”