Politics

Endangered Species

By |July 27th, 2018|

Of all the horrible things the Trump Administration is contemplating or doing, weakening the Endangered Species Act is the one that, surprisingly, bothers me the least. I say “surprisingly,” because I consider myself an ardent environmentalist/conservationist/naturalist. The philosophy behind the ESA is that man is the steward of this planet and responsible for the health […]

The Russia Investigation

By |June 16th, 2017|

With Washington seemingly consumed by the Russia investigation, when they aren’t being shot at playing baseball, I thought I’d hazard a comment in media res. In short, I suspect there is more smoke here than fire, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the smoke became a turning point in Trump’s presidency or even, although unlikely, […]

Dear Speaker Ryan:

By |February 21st, 2017|

846 Lilac Drive
Montecito, CA 93108

February 22, 2017

The Hon. Paul Ryan
Speaker of the House
H-232 The Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Speaker Ryan:

Please stop Donald Trump!

President Trump apparently believes he can do whatever he wants, say whatever he wants, with no need to think, consult or ask what the majority of Americans want. He does not mind that he […]

The Trump Era

By |January 22nd, 2017|

I enter upon the Trump Era with nothing but fear and loathing. Literally, I do not know of an American public figure I would less like to have as my President. He is a bully, a narcissist, a brazen liar, rude, selfish, uninterested in facts. Anyone who gives his first speech to the CIA and […]

History Unfolding

By |July 23rd, 2016|

The combination of reaching a certain age – I having just turned 70 – and reading a new, overarching history of the world, Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan, makes me feel, unusually, that I am not just living in the present but am living in history. On TV we are watching Borgen, which provides insight […]

GOP vs. The Planet

By |December 2nd, 2015|

Bernie and The Donald

By |September 2nd, 2015|

The Republicans Debate

By |August 7th, 2015|

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