Politics, Moderate



The Twitter Diagnosis

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

At one point during a 2016 presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump was citing possible culprits for the hacking of Democrats' emails. He was his usual sensitive self: "It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, OK?" Was he projecting, talking about himself in his pajamas communicating his dark thoughts ...Read more

Democrats clearly in the need for berth control

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

The Democrats could use some sex education. Right now, their candidates are multiplying like crazy, all clamoring for that top berth on the party's presidential ticket. They're clearly in need of some berth control.

Absent any family planning, however, they'll keep sprouting -- young sprouts and old ones, black and white, male, female and ...Read more

The Real American Economic Lesson

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

Actually, the college admission bribery case, where rich doting parents bribed their underachieving offspring into elite universities, is a possible scandal within a scandal. It is true that the U.S. Department of Justice indicted several wealthy individuals, including movie stars, for allegedly paying a fixer and athletic coaches, among others,...Read more

Firing Lines

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

I've always wanted host a telecast and start it off with, "A hearty welcome to our dozens of viewers around the world." Alas, there would always be some humorless executives (I know, a redundancy) who would refuse to allow it. Perhaps they wouldn't want to call attention to the fact that many of my programs could, in fact, count the audience in ...Read more

The Political Kennel

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

Donald Trump definitely is not introspective. If he thought about it, he'd probably decide that such self-reflection is navel-gazing and a total waste of time. But, of course, since he's not introspective, he's never thought about it. Whatever bubbles up from the Trump sump of his mind dumps out of his mouth, with no regard for what it fouls in ...Read more

Reform School

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

Reform is inevitable a difficult process, and not just for the reformees. It's particularly painful for the reformers, no matter how meritorious their cause. Who would admit opposing fundamental changes to a health care system in this country that is glaringly overpriced and significantly underperforms? Who would resist efforts to rescue the ...Read more

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