Politics, Moderate



Team Names

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

The Guardians?! After being known as the Indians since 1915, the best team name that the Cleveland baseball club could come up with was the Guardians? There are so many questions: Why did it take more than a hundred years to realize the previous name was obviously offensive to Native Americans? Why not return to one of the squad's earlier ...Read more

A Shot Of Lies

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

A serious question: After a while, does Donald Trump believe his lies?

Trump has convinced his millions of devoted followers that he won the 2020 presidential election and should be serving a second term, in spite of unquestionable evidence to the contrary.

Some of his most passionate fans are showing their undying loyalty. But they are dying,...Read more

Next December's Dilemma

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

How could it be that even though reservations have been open since mid-June and it's nearly six months away, sales for Donald Trump's Florida and Texas appearances in mid-December have been blah. You'd think they would have been sold out by now, particularly since Trump will be paired with ... wait for it ... Bill O'Reilly!

The reaction has ...Read more

Trump Trumps Biden

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

When talking to FOX News Sunday about the deadly Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol invasion, former President Donald Trump described the participants this way: "These were peaceful people; these were great people."

Now, I'm as guilty as the rest of my reporter tribe in that I give former President Donald Trump far too much attention and what's his name far ...Read more

Crass Action Lawsuit

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

Ex-President Donald Trump is up to his old stings. He has turned to the courts to file a class-action lawsuit, waging "a pivotal battle in the defense of the First Amendment."

At the head of the lucrative "class" is Trump; the defendants are the sprawling social media networks and their heads. He claims that Facebook, Twitter and Google have ...Read more

COVID and Other Fireworks

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

Did you notice on anti-social media how many of the Roman-candles-in-the-sky photos looked like magnified coronaviruses? It is appropriate, unfortunately, because no matter how we protest that we as a nation are past COVID, we're really not. As long as so many in the American herd refuse to get vaccinated, we will never achieve the "herd ...Read more

That Pesky Constitution

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

Gloria Allred, who represents more than 30 of Bill Cosby's accusers, attributed his release from prison by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to "technical grounds." Another who charged him of sexual assault called it a "legal glitch."

That "legal glitch" and Allred's "technical grounds" are not trivial, unless the United States Constitution is of ...Read more



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