There must be a better way

Is it absolutely necessary for national political parties to sanction so-called presidential debates? Do they have to play favorites in House and Senate primaries? The 2016 cycle was undoubtedly a mess, with primaries leading to the nominations of two highly polarizing candidates and ending with the election of a deeply unpopular president. For 2020 the … Continue reading There must be a better way

Next 4th of July, leave the guns at home

I used to love fireworks. When I was a kid, especially, I loved watching them on the 4th of July or sometimes other occasions like New Years Eve. I loved setting them off -- smoke bombs, snakes, firecrackers and bottle rockets were personal favorites. I'm lucky to have all my fingers (no kidding) and fortunate … Continue reading Next 4th of July, leave the guns at home

What Joe Biden doesn’t get and possibly never will

“[A]s we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” — Donald Rumsfeld, February 2002 This past week … Continue reading What Joe Biden doesn’t get and possibly never will