The Trump Phenomenon

A reader of this blog suggested that there was a continuing tone of pessimism to the posts that suggested a bleak future for the US.  There was a very gentle suggestion that more time should be dedicated to pointing out the positive aspects of the historic election of Donald Trump,…

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Obama: The Inconsequential Presidency

Frame of reference: Think William Henry Harrison and extrapolate for 95 months. Already looking forward to Obama’s ghost written autobiography (Bill Ayers is waiting in the wings pen in hand).  Tentative title: How to Waste Eight Years and Leave No Footprints in the Sand. Several years after Reagan left the…

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Presidential Free Fall Part 2

Until Theodore Roosevelt was levitated to Office upon the assassination of William McKinley the Presidency was, except for the period of the Lincoln administration, essentially ceremonial.  Listing the accomplishments of the Presidents between Jefferson and Roosevelt would be as challenging as listing the accomplishments of Hilliary Clinton which could be…

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Presidential Competency: Oxymoron (Part 1)

Years ago I got tired of hearing how “dumb” President Reagan was.  An “amiable dunce”, a B actor, dumb as a stump, all hat no cattle, etc.  So I read biographies of all the Presidents that preceded Ronaldus Magnus.  It was depressing.  It seems clear that one other person used…

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