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New England Journal of Medicine gets political

Editors at The New England Journal of Medicine have come together in an editorial condemning the Trump administration’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Titled “Dying in a Leadership Vacuum,” the […]

The immor(t)al Donald Trump

Yesterday, shortly after releasing a video in which he declared, “I get it,” Pres. Donald Trump left his Walter Reed hospital room and commandeered his personal vehicle to drive past […]

Trump tests positive for Covid-19

Well, well, it seems the chickens have finally come home to roost. Donald and Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus. And they have begun their “quarantine and recovery process” […]

Debate solution: Zoom

Covid-safe, socially distanced, from the comfort of one’s home. No mask required. That’s Zoom. That’s the solution for the next presidential debate. If either candidate gets out of line, goes […]

Re Tuesday’s presidential ‘debate’

Good lord what a horror show. I suggest the rest of the debates be canceled. There’s absolutely no point in continuing unless Trump can be silenced. In lieu of cancellation, […]

Wishful thinking

This, of course, should have happened the moment Trump issued his first tweet.

Opinion piece offers rays of hope for democracy

In The Guardian today, political speechwriter David Litt contends “Republicans will replace RBG but Democrats hold the trump cards – no, really.”  He suggests several ways in which Democrats can, […]

Hypocrites, lame ducks, and the Supreme Court

Originally published here on December 19, 2010: Back in November 2008, after the election, I wrote about the need for a 28th amendment to the Constitution. Said amendment would reduce the length […]