Clinton Rallies Democrats Around the Flag & American Patriotism

By |July 29th, 2016|

Hillary rallies Democrats around the flag and American patriotism. photo: Father of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, killed by suicide bomber in Iraq, 2004, via Washington Post Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis. A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with [...]

The Hug, 8 Years in the Making

By |July 28th, 2016|

The Hug, 8 Years in the Making. photo via Twitter "I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman -- not me, not Bill, nobody -- more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America," Obama said to a roaring crowd -- [...]

Donald to Vladimir: ‘If You’re Listening…’

By |July 27th, 2016|

Donald to Vladimir: 'If You're Listening...' art by Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Szep “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Mr. Trump said, staring directly into the cameras during a news conference. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.” [New York [...]

Bill Clinton, Spouse In Chief

By |July 27th, 2016|

Bill Clinton, Spouse in Chief. photo via Twitter Clinton paused to let the delegates laugh, then said, “Whether you believe it or not, momentarily, I was speechless.” More laughter, then: “We’ve been walking and talking and laughing together ever since.” - Ron Fournier [The Atlantic] JUST IN case anyone was wondering what role [...]

Hillary Clinton, First Woman Nominated for President in U.S. History

By |July 26th, 2016|

Hillary Clinton, the first woman to be nominated by either major party in United States history. photo: via Vogue, by Mario Testino WE WAITED and waited, she waited and waited and now it has happened. Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first woman to be nominated for president in U.S. history. The longest-serving woman [...]

Sarah Silverman to Bernie or Bust: ‘You’re Being Ridiculous’

By |July 26th, 2016|

Sarah Silverman to Bernie or Bust: "You're Being Ridiculous" screen capture via Twitter "...and [Sarah Silverman] wouldn't take no for an answer. I thought it was the most effective speech by a celebrity that I've ever seen. ... No one else has brought them along and I think she changed the dynamic in [...]

Wasserman-Schultz, Russian Hack Collide Before Sanders Big Night *Updated*

By |July 25th, 2016|

Wasserman-Schultz, Russian Hack Collide Before Sanders Big Night screen capture from Sanders on Instagram The story has another level of intrigue involving Mr. Manafort, Mr. Trump’s campaign chairman. Working through his lobbying firm, Mr. Manafort was one of several American advisers to Viktor F. Yanukovych, the Russian-backed leader of Ukraine until he was [...]

Clinton-Kaine Announced, Guccifer 2.0 Dumps DNC Bernie Emails

By |July 22nd, 2016|

Clinton-Kaine In the end, Mrs. Clinton decided Mr. Kaine, 58, a former governor of Virginia who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and speaks fluent Spanish, had the qualifications and background and the personal chemistry with her to make the ticket a success. - Amy Chozick [New York Times] THE CHOICE echoes [...]

Ivanka, Donald Trump Reach Out in Evening of Warnings

By |July 22nd, 2016|

Ivanka, Donald Trump Reach Out in Evening of Warningsscreen capture via Stephen Colbert on Twitter THE DISENFRANCHISED have found a Republican champion and the showman finally got serious about the job he's applying for. The last night in Cleveland Trump's message expanded and Donald's neverending speech much more closely mirrored the candidate's feelings [...]

The Romance ‘Power Couple’

By |July 21st, 2016|

THE HEROINE of my novel, Below the Beltway, is in her late-thirties and not sure she wants children. What Alex Gantry is sure about is that she wants a man who isn't freaked out by a strong woman. This summer Oxford English Dictionary added "power couple," giving the two-word phrase gravitas. Why, then, do we [...]