August 3, 2021
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The Devil Was in the Election Details

The scene is a college gymnasium. The visiting team is ahead by ten points with three seconds to play. The home team takes the ball out of bounds . . . then suddenly, the gym goes dark. A few minutes later, the lights go back on, play...

Acting Presidential?

One of the major criticisms of Donald Trump is that he often says things that are not presidential. Funny. No one ever says that about a Democrat candidate. Apparently, they are born presidential, if they are allowed to be born at all. But words are...

Trump’s Deus Ex Machina

Greek and Roman plays often ended with a divine being descending from above (by means of a crane) and resolving conflicts in the plot. This device was known as Deus Ex Machina, literally “god from the machine.” The term later came to mean a turn of...

This Election is a Joke

I have witnessed a lot of elections over the years but our current Presidential election is a joke. There is no other way to put it. I can remember as a very little boy watching my parents and grandparents go to vote for either Franklin Delano...

How Did Trump Treat His Ghostwriter?

A friend of mine recently referred me to a New Yorker article entitled “Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All” and asked whether I thought the story would hurt Trump’s chances of winning the presidency. After reading the article, I concluded that it...

Ted Cruz’s Missed Opportunity

Senator Ted Cruz is a born-again Christian and the son of an Evangelical pastor who exhorts his congregation to “tithe mightily” and to be “biblically correct.” The senator has ignored the first exhortation and missed a singular opportunity to...

Save the Country or Save Face?

How’s this for a movie plot? A terrorist has threatened to detonate a nuclear bomb in New York City. All the intelligence services in the country know who the terrorist is, and they also believe that he has a nuclear weapon at his disposal. However...

Donald Trump’s Favor

Donald Trump exploded onto the Republican presidential scene in July, bringing a level of excitement far beyond what the other dozen or so candidates had generated combined. With the excitement came two controversies and a commanding lead in the...