Politics and History

“I Always Want To Tell the Truth”

President Donald Trump says he wants “to tell the truth.” But, he adds, that is not always possible. Read the rest of this entry »

An Open Letter to President Trump

President Donald Trump bears responsibility for the ugliness of the last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Then and Now

Today is a scary time, reminiscent of the 1850s when violence became commonplace. Read the rest of this entry »

The Biggest Beneficiary of a Free Press Is…

President Donald Trump gets much political mileage from attacking the press, even as he benefits greatly from protected press freedoms. Read the rest of this entry »

Making Nice to the Saudis

President Donald Trump’s narcissism is one reason for his refusal to condemn Saudi Arabia’s role in the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Read the rest of this entry »

Unexceptional America

Under President Donald Trump, the United States is no longer a beacon to the world. Instead, Trump’s America is now just interested in the bottom line. Read the rest of this entry »

I Have A Lot To Say — Part II

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell now seems willing to consider a possible Supreme Court nominee in 2020, a presidential election year. Read the rest of this entry »

I Have A Lot To Say — Part I

Confirming hard right conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh was part of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s long-term goal to seize control of the federal judiciary. Read the rest of this entry »

Time Off

Politics and History is taking a few weeks off as I move from Alexandria, Virginia, to Stephenson, Virginia. My blog will resume in September. Thank you!

Trump, Violence, and QAnon

A presidential rally this week marked the public appearance of a mysterious cult called QAnon. Read the rest of this entry »