McConnell on Roy Moore: “I believe the women, yes”

By |November 13th, 2017|

McConnell Answers the Question: “I believe the women, yes” “I believe the women, yes,” Mr. McConnell said at a news conference in Louisville. [New York Times] ROY MOORE has been asked to step down as the Republican Senate candidate for Alabama. When the allegations surfaced, women journalists asked one question: Do you believe [...]

Ambition, Deceit, and Diabolical Mind Games

By |November 10th, 2017|

Ambition, Deceit, and Diabolical Mind Games A voyage into stark memories and closed spaces. TO CONTROL the machinations of your own mind takes vigilance. Meditation helps. It takes practice... and sometimes you lose it. Olivia Stark has reached her mid-twenties. For a Hollywood teen star, it's a formidable point. Pressure builds for her [...]

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Why Niger Enters Plot of ‘Beltway Betrayers’

By |October 22nd, 2017|

Why Niger Enters Plot of Beltway Betrayers The aide said questions are being asked about whether the U.S. soldiers were intentionally delayed in the village they were visiting. He said they began pursuing some men on motorcycles, who lured them into a complex ambush. The enemy force had "technical" vehicles — light, improvised [...]

Bob Corker Stands Alone, Trump Hangs On

By |October 10th, 2017|

Bob Corker Stands Alone, Trump Hangs On Sen. Bob Corker’s brutal assessment of Trump’s fitness for office — warning that his reckless behavior could launch the nation “on the path to World War III” — also landed like a thunderclap inside the White House, where aides feared possible ripple effects among other Republicans [...]

Men Take Rejection Harder Than Women

By |August 14th, 2017|

Men Take Rejection Harder Than Women IF A WOMAN dumps a man she’s dating who loves her, you can bet his reaction and the fallout will be swift. He didn't heed the warnings of an impending separation. A woman doesn't leave without warning or foreshadowing of the event. She has to make arrangements, [...]

Political Reality Bites and So Does Bernie Sanders

By |August 8th, 2017|

Even if Democrats were to win every single 2018 House and Senate race for seats representing places that Hillary Clinton won or that Trump won by less than 3 percentage points — a pretty good midterm by historical standards — they could still fall short of the House majority and lose five Senate seats. [Five [...]

Joe Scarborough Announces He’s Leaving GOP

By |July 12th, 2017|

Joe Scarborough Announces He's Leaving GOP ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE independent is created. In my orbit, there are a lot of them. Many people who were Republicans deciding to leave after Trump's election. Mediate has the video of Scarborough if you don't watch Stephen Colbert. He appeared with Mika Brzezinski. Scarborough's not been a happy [...]

Trump-Putin Meet, Rube Meets Murderer

By |July 6th, 2017|

Trump-Putin Meet, Rube Meets Murderer Instagram screen capture, via NBC News on Twitter “I think it was Russia, but I think it was probably other people and/or countries,” Trump told reporters on Thursday at a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw, a day ahead of his first in-person meeting as [...]

Iran Bonds Trump-McMaster

By |July 3rd, 2017|

Iran Bonds Trump-McMaster THE BOND between people who are paranoid about Iran can be strong, which goes a long way in revealing the Trump-McMaster relationship. Secretary of Defense Mattis is focused on deconfliction after ISIS is vanquished. National security advisor H.R. McMaster is thinking more broadly. From the L.A. Times over the weekend, [...]

How Meryl Streep Led Me to Writing Arousing Psychological Thrillers

By |June 13th, 2017|

THE QUESTION from SolaFide Publishing focused on how I came up with the idea for Beltway Betrayers. I’ve been a writer, and journalist for many years, starting my journey into fiction in 2015. In fact, the switch to fiction was sparked by a screenwriting competition funded by Meryl Streep. In 2015, Streep announced “a screenwriters [...]