The enemy is us
March 13, 2016 Much amused by the current battle of words over who will be the next President of the United States, I glibly compared Donald Trump to an old-fashioned Catskills Borscht Belt comedian. more »»
The GOP’s painful dilemma
March 13, 2016 Barring unforeseen circumstances the presidential nomination contests are over. Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump will be the nominees of their parties. For Democrats, that’s probably okay. more »»
Our quadrennial lunacy
February 21, 2016 Polls reveal it, politicians exploit it, and voters confirm it. Americans are angry – very angry. Indeed, voter anger may be the driving force in the 2016 presidential contest. more »»
Hollywood in history
February 21, 2016 Tom Hanks’ portrayal of the insurance lawyer James Donovan in Bridge of Spies has received critical acclaim. more »»
Is budget Groundhog Day ahead?
February 7, 2016 When Bill Murray’s world-weary weatherman character arrives in Punxsutawney in the classic movie Groundhog Day, little does he know the time loop that lies ahead. more »»
The Middle Eastern pot boils
February 7, 2016 I don’t know what time it was; probably 2:30 or 2:40 in the afternoon. I was getting ready for Shabbat, which at this time of year comes in about 4:30. more »»
Daddy Trump is looking out for you!
January 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — So you say you want a daddy for your president? OK, so maybe you didn’t say it, but on a subliminal level, you may have felt it, especially if you’re a Republican primary voter leaning... more »»
I have a dream
January 17, 2016 As a kid in middle school I watched the Eyes on the Prize documentary of the Civil Rights Movement and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. immediately became a lifelong hero of mine. more »»