Posts Tagged: politics

Trump and Barnums Zip Pinhead

RNC- The Greatest Show on Earth -Freaks and Geeks

The great showman Donald Trump may have thought the RNC was The Greatest Show on Earth but it actually had more in common with P.T. Barnum than he realized. It was a freaking Freak Show. That great huckster P.T. Barnum

Trump and Barnums Zip Pinhead

RNC- The Greatest Show on Earth -Freaks and Geeks

The great showman Donald Trump may have thought the RNC was The Greatest Show on Earth but it actually had more in common with P.T. Barnum than he realized. It was a freaking Freak Show. That great huckster P.T. Barnum

The Wild West of Presidential Convention 1960

National party conventions were once wild west spectacles. Exactly 60 years ago I watched my very first presidential convention on television when a fresh-faced democratic Senator won his party’s nomination for president. It was a raucous affair, unlike today’s virtual,

The Wild West of Presidential Convention 1960

National party conventions were once wild west spectacles. Exactly 60 years ago I watched my very first presidential convention on television when a fresh-faced democratic Senator won his party’s nomination for president. It was a raucous affair, unlike today’s virtual,

Changing political conventions

How Covering Conventions Has Changed

Conventional political conventions now seem so 2016. If night three of the Democratic virtual convention is any indication, traditional conventions should be a thing of the past.  It was historic, intimate, and breathtaking. In a traditional televised convention, we would

Changing political conventions

How Covering Conventions Has Changed

Conventional political conventions now seem so 2016. If night three of the Democratic virtual convention is any indication, traditional conventions should be a thing of the past.  It was historic, intimate, and breathtaking. In a traditional televised convention, we would

Statue of Libert Crying

America’s Virus

There is a virus in America; a contagion multiplying, embedded so deeply in our nation no amount of soap and water can wash it away. It is causing a stench so foul, no face mask can contain it. In reflection,

Statue of Libert Crying

America’s Virus

There is a virus in America; a contagion multiplying, embedded so deeply in our nation no amount of soap and water can wash it away. It is causing a stench so foul, no face mask can contain it. In reflection,

Elijah Cummings

RIP Elijah Cummings, America’s Loss

I awoke shattered. Like so many, waking this morning to the tragic and shocking news of Elijah Cumming’s death was just heartbreaking. A voice of truth, outrage and social justice in a world of lies and corruption will be sorely

Elijah Cummings

RIP Elijah Cummings, America’s Loss

I awoke shattered. Like so many, waking this morning to the tragic and shocking news of Elijah Cumming’s death was just heartbreaking. A voice of truth, outrage and social justice in a world of lies and corruption will be sorely

RFK campaign poster at home sally Karen 1968

Bobby Kennedy and Me

Bobby was about hope. 1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. Over fifty years later, the wave of young, earnest activists today feels similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up Americas youth.

RFK campaign poster at home sally Karen 1968

Bobby Kennedy and Me

Bobby was about hope. 1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. Over fifty years later, the wave of young, earnest activists today feels similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up Americas youth.

Candidates Kissing Babys

Will Campaign Baby Kissing Become Taboo?

Politics is a touchy business. There was a time when a kiss and a big hug was de rigour for a politician. Pressing the flesh is a vital part of a campaign. Politicians shake hands, they hug, and there is

Candidates Kissing Babys

Will Campaign Baby Kissing Become Taboo?

Politics is a touchy business. There was a time when a kiss and a big hug was de rigour for a politician. Pressing the flesh is a vital part of a campaign. Politicians shake hands, they hug, and there is

vintage MAD Magazine covers Nixon era and Trump

Trump is No Richard Nixon

  Lies and Deceit -A Country Out of Order Has it begun to feel the country has gone completely Mad? Or is it deja vu all over again. The ceaseless onslaught of breaking news, daily scandals and denials making our

vintage MAD Magazine covers Nixon era and Trump

Trump is No Richard Nixon

  Lies and Deceit -A Country Out of Order Has it begun to feel the country has gone completely Mad? Or is it deja vu all over again. The ceaseless onslaught of breaking news, daily scandals and denials making our

Caravan of Lies

America citizens be prepared. A great caravan of lies is coming this evening. Expected to infiltrate your own  living room at 9pm EST, this flood of untruths and deadly falsehoods will be telecast live from the from the sanctity of

Caravan of Lies

America citizens be prepared. A great caravan of lies is coming this evening. Expected to infiltrate your own  living room at 9pm EST, this flood of untruths and deadly falsehoods will be telecast live from the from the sanctity of

Kool Aid Man and Ben Franklin Comic Book

Don’t Drink From the Kool-Aid

If the idea of Kool-Aid Man meeting Ben Franklin seems like we’ve entered an alternative history, bizarro world, take a look around now. We are living in a bizarro world right now. This ludicrous depiction of America history in a

Kool Aid Man and Ben Franklin Comic Book

Don’t Drink From the Kool-Aid

If the idea of Kool-Aid Man meeting Ben Franklin seems like we’ve entered an alternative history, bizarro world, take a look around now. We are living in a bizarro world right now. This ludicrous depiction of America history in a