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Poor, poor, pitiful Biden?

CNN suddenly discovers that being President is hard and likely to get harder.  Who knew?  Unfortunately for Americans, President Biden is suffering from an array of largely self-inflicted wounds, from the border to international relations.  The solution is simple:   Govern how he promised on the campaign and stop pretending to be some radical progressive.… Continue reading Poor, poor, pitiful Biden?

Springsteen’s Thunder Road: Still brilliant and seminal whether or not Mary’s dress “sways” or “waves”

It’s rare when a single work of art, much less a single song running less than five minutes, encapsulates the full genius of an artist in one fell swoop.  “Thunder Road” is precisely such a work; everything that makes Bruce Springsteen truly great is present and all you need to do is listen. There is… Continue reading Springsteen’s Thunder Road: Still brilliant and seminal whether or not Mary’s dress “sways” or “waves”

A coronavirus wave is building, but we must reject another round of lockdown hysteria

Cases are on the rise again, likely thanks to some combination of the Delta variant and low vaccination rates in some areas.  Some experts are claiming it’s time to mask up and hit the “reset” button even after President Biden has taken a victory lap.  “Mask solidarity” is apparently a thing.  Now is not the… Continue reading A coronavirus wave is building, but we must reject another round of lockdown hysteria

The Trump Test: Fair minded liberals really need to consider what their reaction would be if Trump did it

No presidency is without problems and President Joe Biden is no exception.  The difference in tone and tenor from a year ago, however, is striking.  The cottage outrage industry has been replaced by a passive press expressing precious little concern about the disturbing news of the day.  Honest people need to ask themselves what’s changed. … Continue reading The Trump Test: Fair minded liberals really need to consider what their reaction would be if Trump did it

BOOK EXCERPT: A few more pages from “The Curse of La Cosa Nostra, or How I Became a Teenage Mobster Vampire from Nutley, NJ”

“Nothing’s free at the Meadowlands Fair, not even the bathroom, and it wasn’t surprising when an older black gentleman with a bright smile and baldhead, shiny from teeth to toe in the uniform of a high-class hotel doorman, greeted me on the way in, hand out in money-loving supplication.” The Curse of La Cosa Nostra,… Continue reading BOOK EXCERPT: A few more pages from “The Curse of La Cosa Nostra, or How I Became a Teenage Mobster Vampire from Nutley, NJ”

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