Politics, Moderate



In this specious species shame has become extinct

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

For all their bluster and destructiveness, it turns out that the Trumpsters are really just frightened little politicians. They wait until the media herd is focused on overcovering everything Jeffrey Epstein to quietly announce that they are making another move on their continuous rape of the Earth.

It was only in May that a major report from a...Read more

Biden's biggest problem are his age-old gaffes

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

When Joe Biden says he's running for president, he means it literally. He likes to be seen jogging around at his various campaign events.

Obviously, that's his way of showing that at 76, he's not too old for the grueling physical and mental challenges of being POTUS. But it does raise a few questions: Does he stretch before he breaks into a ...Read more

Living with a Red-Flag PotUS

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

First of all, the "red flag" idea, by itself, is a mealy-mouthed approach to gun control. It takes its name from the idea that police or others in authority may seize deadly weapons when someone raises that "red flag," a warning about an individual who is mentally unstable and therefore, as the expression goes, "a danger to himself or others." ...Read more

Trump makes a slight turn away from hatesmanship

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

It has become routine: President Donald Trump spends a golfing break at one of his properties. Tragically, horrific gun massacres also have become part of the routine, two of them in the past weekend, one of them clearly the consequence of a white supremacist who had gone over the edge, armed with the most lethal handheld weapons of mass ...Read more

What do you call a group of politicians?

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

I want a show of hands here. How many of you have an idea as to what we should call a group of Democratic debaters? Should it be a herd? A flock? A gaggle? How about something unique? Before the demeaning candidate hand-raise is a thing of the past, raise yours if you like "squabble," as in a squabble of Democrats, because that's what they're ...Read more

As humans soar high, we need to remember our lows

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

How is it that some of humankind's most soaring achievements are inevitably followed by disappointment? I've been thinking about that in the days after we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Those of us who were around can remember all the commentary about how this "one small step" was that exquisite moment where we ...Read more

Pelosi and Mueller's made MEGO mush

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing a sophisticated game. Since her Democrats took the House, she's the one who has steadfastly fought off a hasty plunge into the impeachment of President Donald Trump. In the process, she has appeared to resist the more volatile factions in her caucus, particularly the attention-grabbing newbies, along with ...Read more

Our gymnast-in-chief doesn't believe in anything but self-glorification into sheer power

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

Here's why President Donald Trump is not a bigot: Bigots have to believe in something beyond themselves, even if it's hateful. Trump doesn't believe in anything but self-promotion. If exploiting ignorant prejudice accomplishes that, he is relentless. No danger to the country, no matter how divisive, will get in his way. After all, he's had a ...Read more

Trump rattles the rooftops with rabid hatred

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

What a sad debate between those who contend that Donald Trump fires off his increasingly hateful comments because he's cleverly trying to distract and those who insist it's because he simply has no impulse control. Is his racism uncontrolled or is it calculated, the worst form of demagoguery?

In spite of his halfhearted claim -- "I don't have a...Read more


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