All Conspiracies To Be Revealed — by Trump?

The election of Donald Trump owes an awful lot to conspiracy theories. As in, Barack Obama was born in Kenya, climate change is a Chinese hoax, the entire American news media is a vast conspiracy, three million illegal aliens voted in the 2016 election, and Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. Then, … Continue reading

Authoritarian Siren Song Will Play On

I was always a big fan of the Twilight Zone TV show, so I haven’t been as dismayed by the 2016 presidential campaign as many people. But as the surreal extravaganza winds down, some very troubling thoughts come to mind. First we should at least briefly consider the obscene waste … Continue reading

Engineering Specs for Trump’s Wall

Have you seen the engineering specs for Trump’s Wall? — No? Neither has anybody else. There’s plenty of time between now and Election Day for Trump’s campaign to draw them up and make them public, just so the American people can verify they aren’t buying a pig in a poke. … Continue reading

Cheering Muslims A Trumped Up Charge

Since it happened several days ago, it’s probably well on its way to vanishing from the public memory. But regarding Donald Trump’s recent claim that he saw thousands and thousands of Muslims cheering in New Jersey as the World Trade Center pancaked to the ground, some thoughts come to mind. … Continue reading

The Bummer of the Summer of Trump

I seriously thought that Donald Trump would be gone from the political stage after the collapse of the whole “birther” deal that he was pushing so hard at one time. But we haven’t heard a word about that particular saga in ages. Now, Trump is a “strong leader” – apparently … Continue reading