House-Cleaning 101

House-Cleaning 101

As the Trump-impeachment movement gains steam, I am prompted to recall some relevant history. A bit of it older: The Republican Party basically telling Nixon “resign or we will impeach you.” A bit of it more recent: my multiple blog posts this summer about...
Fire Him!

Fire Him!

The case for firing Donald Trump is an extension of an argument I’ve long made in these pages: impeachment should be “normalized.” It should seem incredible that a man with control over nuclear weapons has less job performance accountability than a...
One Failure To Rule Them All

One Failure To Rule Them All

The doer and the thinker, no allowance for the other – Gerald “Little Milton” Bostock A disinterested observer might conclude that there have been two Donald Trumps. There is the doer, someone who had some significant accomplishments during his...
“Not In My Name”

“Not In My Name”

Those four words, followed by an explicit repudiation and an unqualified concession, are what a true leader would have said during yesterday’s riotous chaos at the Capitol building. Those four words would be the feeling and sentiment of a statesman, of a person...
The Great Divergence

The Great Divergence

There was a time, not that long ago when measured against the scale of human civilization, but perhaps an eternity ago when measured in political years, when liberals held a number of beliefs associated with the word “free.” Free love, free speech, free...