by Robert S. Becker Scene: The Oval Office Time: Daily briefing with senior staff Speaker: The President, perplexed, pacing, nodding Let’s talk politics today and re-election, no holds barred. I arrive here […]
Obama is talking the talk. Must be campaign season…
Yesterday, on Facebook, one of my friends posted a graphic of the president and this recent quote, which is making the rounds: I reject the idea that asking a hedge fund manager […]
Nota Bene #120: Crazy Ivan
“If you can make a woman laugh, you’re seeing the most beautiful thing on God’s earth.” Who said it?
The lesson that bin Laden learned from Reagan
There is a particular narrative about Ronald Reagan and the end of the Cold War that has always struck me as compelling. I bought the argument at the time and I think […]
Dismantling federal protections for America: bipartisanship at work! (by Paul Szep)
'Oh, Congress! Oh, Congress! God mend thine ev'ry flaw'
When the national anthem is sung, I place my hand over my heart. I didn’t always. But I’m old enough now to appreciate, to be grateful for, what being an American citizen […]
Nota Bene #119: Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet
“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” Who said it?
Grow up and remember your youthful idealism, Democrats!
There appears to be two main narratives circulating about the cause of the widespread Democratic losses in the elections on November 2nd. The first is that the Democrats earned it because their […]
Hopes for today's elections
There’s a big difference between what I expect to happen during today’s elections and what I hope will happen, with most of my expectations focused on the federal elections and my hopes […]
Nota Bene #118: VOTE!
“I am not fit for this office and should never have been here.” Who said it?