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It’s hard to believe that some people still stand up for Donald Trump and continue to believe his lies—day after day after day. Is it the pie in the sky he offers offhandedly when he has … more
DONALD TRUMP DOES NOT DESERVE FIREWORKS, and whatever display is set off on the Fourth of July, wherever, is not a tribute to him. On the American flag, “the star is a symbol of the … more
As he continues to poke Iran with a stick, Donald Trump says he doesn’t want to go to war. But considering his military build-up, his insistent trash-talking of IRAN, his sanctions, his … more
I heard it again at a recent public meeting: Port Townsend is a retirement community. No. It is not. The Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) averages the prior five years … more
When Mitch McConnell is one of Republican senators up for re-election to six-year terms in 2020, he will be 78 years old. He was first elected in 1984. I don’t imagine he realizes that I, here … more
BACK TO PAUL AND THE OLD DAYS in the interests of local history. He outranked the Torka Brothers, who arrived on the scene before War I, commercialized their work heavily via picture … more
Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said of the Virginia Beach shooting: “There are things that the government can do” but that “we’re never going to protect … more
A WOMAN SHOULD BE FREE to choose motherhood on her own terms. She should not have the course of her life determined by a cabal of aging men who are totally unqualified to experience or truly … more
Some years ago, genealogical research led me to the knowledge that ships such as the Mayflower in 1620 carried a great amount of beer because it remained more pure and drinkable than water on long … more
WE HAVE ENTERED A PRELUDE TO EXTINCTION. Some guy or other on TV is always bragging about having 7 or 8 kids, it seems; and Republicans, opposing women’s reproductive freedom, are forever … more
This is a continuation of my May 17 blog, in which I mentioned both of the occasions pictured here. The era was 1964-65, and as best I can recall it was sort of “cat’s away the mice will … more
AS NEAR AS I CAN FIGURE IT, our president still can’t see the forest for the trees when it comes to the matter of tariffs. Surely he can’t just be trying to con the public with a fake, … more
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