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“A fool and his money are soon elected.”—Will Rogers I’ve been blogging as if the Leader were a semi-weekly, as it was back around the 1920s or so. However, today we’re all short-timers … more
“We are Republicans. But we are Americans first,” GOP Senator Margaret Chase Smith said 68 years ago (1950). “I don’t want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four … more
I think we’re at a place where we need to begin thinking about the credibility and integrity of our institutions.”—Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, lone Republican U. S. Senator voting against the … more
Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”—John as quoted in Luke 3:11. “Moving forward we’re only going to give foreign … more
What Happened to September? This was written for my monthly contribution to the Quilcene Community Center's newsletter. I can't seem to get the poem at the start to behave and line up. Of all the … more
We U. S. citizens collectively are not the only “Americans” on the block. We’ve appropriated exclusive use of that name ever since the Revolution. First off, Canadians are “Americans” just … more
“True Americanism is opposed utterly to any political divisions resting on race and religion.”—Henry Cabot Lodge. Or perhaps as apt to chew on, the words of Theodore Roosevelt: “The things … more
Have you begun to feel that the U. S. is making friends in all the wrong places these days? Of course this blog is basically about Donald Trump. As he persists in denigrating American journalism … more
I’m certainly no expert on international relations, and it’s pretty obvious these days that Donald Trump isn’t either. But a great many things lately just don’t smell right to me. For … more
“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 Here’s more about real news and real opinion it has effected; what some others have been … more
A lot, actually. The Quilcene school is the most prominent thing in our small town; and the most important point to be made is that, one thing successful schools (private, charter, home, public), … more
Hoover had “alcoholic Smith;” Trump conjured up “Crooked Hillary.” Both won the election but we wound up with the true ‘’losers” in both cases. Quoted paragraphs following are from a … more
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