Politics, Moderate



Trashing Mike Bloomberg

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

In Las Vegas, Mike Bloomberg's half-billion-dollar crapshoot was revealed as a load of, well, you know. Half a BILLION dollars! That's what he will have spent before Super Tuesday, when he is first on any ballot. But even before then, his lavishly paid advisers had allowed him to participate in a debate where, unlike his saturation TV ads, the ...Read more

Barr just another Trump outrage wasted on Democrats

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

President Donald Trump is right that he does "have, as president, the legal right" to meddle in Department of Justice decisions. However, when he makes public comments, or when it can be shown that he has privately discussed any federal criminal case with his Justice subordinates, it should be considered undue interference, and a judge should ...Read more

Democrats have to prove that they're playing with a full deck

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

Overused but shameless cliche alert: In the political primary schedule, Nevada is next, and for a few Democratic candidates, they will have to play their cards right.

Joe Biden, for instance, must prove that Nevada and South Carolina, which are not lily white like the first states were, are more like his natural stomping grounds. He also has to...Read more

Moldy, stale 'breaking news' expression will leads to Trump's re-election

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

I've ranted about the expression "Breaking News!" before. But like any issue I confront, it only gets worse.

So it is with this one. Nowadays, all the networks, without exception, open each and every newscast with that worn-out expression. Obviously, the anchormen and -women have been ordered to start with their robust "BREAKING NEWS" ...Read more

Colluding Democrats overwhelmed by the basics of running a campaign

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

Who needs Russia, North Korea, Iran or any other members of the Hacksis of Evil to sabotage our elections? We've got Iowa. We don't need the Republican Party to suppress the vote of Democrats; the Democrats are able to do the dirty work without any outside assistance, thank you very much. At least the ones in Iowa.

But let's give debit where ...Read more

State of the Union is must-see TV

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

"Ho hum. It's State of the Union night again. I wonder what else is on TV." My faithful readers, both of them, know that this is my usual attitude about the long-running cliche that is the State of the Union speech, nothing more than a pretense that all is well and that our government is functioning.

But all is not well, and it's not ...Read more

Trumpsters acting like gangsters

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

It's not just that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo chewed out NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly after she dared to ask him questions he didn't like. Nor is it so objectionable that his tirade was saturated with F-bombs. And it certainly is not because she's a woman. When it comes to reporters, Pompeo is not just a misogynist but a mistersogynist. He...Read more

Schiff For President?

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

Let's discuss the fantasy that so many desperate Democrats are having. In their minds, they're asking, "Is it too late for Adam Schiff to run for president?" Actually, since his dynamite performance as lead House of Representatives counsel advocating in the Senate for the conviction of Donald Trump and his extrication from the White House, it's ...Read more


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