Why Donald Trump is the most impactful president-elect since Abraham Lincoln

Okay, sit back down. You’re okay. Breathe. Breathe. You’ll be alright. I said, “impactful,” okay? “Impactful.” It’s not even a Gates approved word, it underlines red in Microsoft Word. Just relax. First, lets take a little tour and see some other impactful presidents-elect so you will get a sense of context. Why Ronald Reagan wasContinue reading “Why Donald Trump is the most impactful president-elect since Abraham Lincoln”

Not so fast: Trump may still need Rubio to win.

3-14-2016 Anything may happen but as of this moment Donald Trump is headed to victory in Florida tomorrow night and that will go a long way in clinching his position as the Republican nominee for president. It will crush Senator Marco Rubio who will have been beaten in his own home state. But not soContinue reading “Not so fast: Trump may still need Rubio to win.”

Chris Christie must now pay the butcher’s bill

“I am no bully,” said Governor Chris Christie at his January 9, 2014 press conference.  And then he proceeded to pummel to death his best friends and closest political advisers.  Now some of those advisers are coming back to haunt him. Christie insisted that he knew nothing about the hardball, political pay back machinations ofContinue reading “Chris Christie must now pay the butcher’s bill”

Barbara Bush wants Hillary Clinton to run for president.

Barbara Bush, not the former First Lady, but the daughter of former president, George W. Bush, has said that Hillary Clinton is “unbelievably accomplished” and hopes she will run for president in 2016.  It’s about as close to an endorsement as a Bush could give a Clinton and surely qualifies as news.  Former First LadyContinue reading “Barbara Bush wants Hillary Clinton to run for president.”

The Obama Cover-up begins

What did the President know and when did he know it? During Watergate, Senator Howard Baker made that question famous.  It was a different time, a different president and a different second term scandal.  But now, once again, the question is raised and it goes to the heart of the issue.  Was Obama behind theContinue reading “The Obama Cover-up begins”

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”

Presidents’ Vacations

Presidents’ vacations. There is an uproar over President Obama’s vacation.  And once again the charge is hypocrisy.   He is a president who champions public schools for the masses, while sending his own daughters to private schools.  And in this case, a president who urges us to visit the beaches of the devastated Gulf while heContinue reading “Presidents’ Vacations”

The Absent Father: A surprising lesson from history

“There is no passion more deeply rooted in my bosom than the longing for posterity to support my father’s name.”   – John Quincy Adams   There is curious anecdotal evidence that some of history’s most powerful leaders came from homes with absent fathers.  And we are seeing this scenario acted out again in theContinue reading “The Absent Father: A surprising lesson from history”