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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...

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