Politics, Moderate



Time to get out the vote

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

The election is a month away, so the time has come to abandon the protest violence, no matter how egregious the behavior from government officials, and get rid of the racist who is running the country into the ground.

President Donald Trump's Make America Great Again has tried to turn all the civil rights progress of the decades into Jim Crow ...Read more

September surprise of RBG's death will have enormous impact on the campaign

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

The October surprise happened in September, but it was certainly a jarring surprise. Normally, in a presidential race it will be engineered by supporters of one candidate against the other. But unless we learn differently, the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg came when her health finally collapsed after years of fighting off cancers. Shortly...Read more

Trump's being in Nevada does not make it all right to gamble with the entire nation's health

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

"What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." How many times have we heard that one? It's an assurance that the sins in Sin City won't follow you home. Unfortunately, it's also true that "What happens in Henderson definitely doesn't stay in Henderson."

Henderson, Nevada, is basically a suburb of Las Vegas, about a 20 minute drive away. It's where ...Read more

Trump's slogan should be 'Make America Ashamed Again'

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

I have a great idea for Joe Biden's campaign slogan! I'm surprised no one has thought of it before. Are you ready? How about "Make America Great Again"?

Yes, I know, it has been Donald Trump's war cry, but Trump's first term as president has been a disaster. The U.S. stature at home and abroad under the Trumpster has become an embarrassment. So...Read more

COVID 19 and Other Trump Outrages

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

What is it about the all-importance of Thomas Jefferson's "informed consent" in a democracy that President Donald Trump doesn't understand? How about Abraham Lincoln's "of the people, for the people, by the people"?

Compare that with Trump's "I didn't want to create panic" admission to journalist Bob Woodward as an explanation why he flat out ...Read more

If Trump denies something, it's probably true

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

Here is why I believe the gist of the Atlantic magazine article that President Donald Trump called American troops "losers," "suckers" and much more: Trump denies it.

By now we have learned that Donald Trump is capable of lying. He does it all the time. About everything. His denials have gotten pretty meaningless, particularly when he uses ...Read more

Exploiting Kenosha

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

Let me paraphrase President Donald Trump after Charlottesville and state that there are very bad people on both sides of the racism protests ... violent people. Trump, in his quest to instill fear in the voters he feels are huddled quivering in their suburban homes is using words like "anarchists" and "thugs" to condemn demonstrators supporting ...Read more

Even when Trump does stick to the script, it's reprehensible

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

There are two ways to tell that President Donald Trump is reading from a teleprompter: First, when he does, he delivers his speech in an obvious whiny voice, stumbling over words when his aides were able to persuade him to adhere to the address they had written. Second, he doesn't usually say things that are hateful, bigoted, obnoxious or just ...Read more



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