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What a come down! From the genius of Pythagoras of Samos, Greece, born an estimated 570 years before Christ, to self-proclaimed “stable genius” Donald Trump, born in 1946—2,516 … more
Two years now have passed as I revisit this day that so dramatically illustrated the pandering to the violent nature of white supremacy by Donald Trump—while still among us are many individuals … more
As of July 31 the U.S. had recorded 248 mass shootings (4 or more people shot)—with 979 injured and 246 killed in 2019. Add to that just the Aug. 3 El Paso shooting, the Aug. 4 Dayton, Ohio, … more
BETSY DeVOS HAS NEVER TAUGHT IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL, or administered one, or sent her children to one. She is a graduate of Holland Christian High, a private school in her hometown in Michigan, a school … more
The upper photo here, undated, appears to be from the 1890s—looking up Clay Street. It is signed “E. M. M.,” an early photographer whom I haven’t been able to identify. … more
There was a 17% increase in hate crime during Trump’s first year in office, according to the FBI. These above-illustrated hate groups rose in total by 50 during 2018. Close to home, the Seattle … more
THIS TIMES WEB SITE SPEAKS VOLUMES. Open it and scroll through its charts and bits of text. I’m using it as perspective for my remarks here. See: … more
Nowadays the emperor's crowd chants "send her back!" (Omar) or "Lock her up!" (Hillary). The Lions of the past have given way to more of an abstract crucifixion of the victims, … more
CONSIDER FOR A MOMENT, as starters today, the legendary Seven Deadly Sins. Then add to the mix the character of Donald Trump. That alone is enough to give rise to wonder over how this individual ever … more
I wonder how many Trump supporters bother to read and actually digest the actual real news. It should be obvious now that executive orders and tweets have become our way of government. Our country is … more
Here’s a bit obviously for graduates of Port Townsend High School, especially the older ones and/or those descended in families from the city’s earlier years—and for any of the guys … more
I TOOK NOTES ON THIS ONE.—In his much-heralded Independence Day speech, Donald Trump gave short shrift to individual patriots of history and to such movements as civil rights and women’s … more
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