The Bush White House Dilemma

One of my wife’s gigs when we lived in the DC area was working for the public TV station, WETA, which produced the annual PBS gala, “In Performance At The White House.” She was among the crew members working behind the scenes who were offered the opportunity to have...

Worth A Link

Two pieces I enjoyed that you might want to read, too: It's way too early for any talk about the 2020 presidential election or any possible candidates, but whoever defeats Trump should give an inaugural address like this one, written by Jon Sinton. I like journalists...

Bob Costas, Level-Headed Broadcaster

A friend called me Thursday morning and told me to turn on the Charlie Brennan Show on KMOX, a station I haven't listened to since parting ways with it almost a decade ago. But my friend told me the guest was a broadcaster who I respect enormously, Bob Costas, so I...

As I Tweeted

The Jim Acosta/White House press pass story is too insider-ish for most Americans to care about, but I predict that, in light of CNN's lawsuit, he'll get his access back -- then Trump will never call on him again at a press...

Little-Known Ballot Issues

In addition to the various politicians hoping to win the election today, there are also state and local constitutional amendments, referenda, propositions, and other ballot issues to consider. Here are ten you probably haven't heard about -- because I made them up:...

Nothing Matters Except Your Vote

Last week, President Obama made an appearance at a rally for Andrew Gillum, who is running for governor of Florida, and Senator Bill Nelson, the only Democrat serving in statewide office there. During the speech, Obama said two things that caught my attention. The...

Two Random Thoughts

I'd bet there was a hastily called meeting at NBC News yesterday morning after Megyn Kelly said she doesn't understand what's wrong with white people dressing up for Halloween in blackface. I haven't seen Kelly's ratings lately, but if they are still as low as they...

Mr. Perspective’s Thought Of The Day

Being disengaged in our current political climate because “both sides are the same” is like equating someone who once ate a pig-in-a-blanket as an hors d’ouvre at a party to Joey Chestnut downing 70 hot dogs at the Nathan’s July 4th...

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