My Two Cents
From time to time, I have strong opinions on current events – from national politics to the latest moves by my hapless Knicks. Hopefully “My Two Cents” posts will provide fodder for discussion and debate.
Books That Moved Me–#3: Help Wanted!
This is the third, now sort-of triennial, edition of Books that Moved Me. This one includes the novels and non-fiction books that I’ve liked the most since I posted Books 2 in 2020. As in the past, I’ve read virtually all the books on this list based on...
The Communist Precedent for Republicans Buying the Stop the Steal Myth
Many people have been amazed by polls indicating almost 70 percent of Republicans believe the lie promulgated by Donald Trump that the 2020 election was infected by massive fraud and stolen by Joe Biden, despite the complete lack of evidence and the abundant evidence...
Mask Up and Vote in Person
Call me stupid, as some of you undoubtedly will, given that I have the trifecta: “advanced” age, a compromised immune system, and a chronic lung condition. But I’m planning to vote in person, and hope that others who can possibly do so will too, especially in...
A Boomer’s Defense of Millennials
As far as I’m concerned, Millennials get a bum rap. The criticisms Boomers and Gen Xers heap upon them have been well-chronicled: They don’t have the same work ethic “we” did; they expect to be pampered and given only “meaningful” work; they flit around from job to...
Books That Moved Us – Friends Write Back
In my recent post listing a number of books I’ve read and loved over the past few years, I asked readers to recommend books that have moved them. In response I’ve gotten a bunch of recommendations, which couldn’t have come at a better time. Given that we’re all locked...
Books That Moved Me – Part ll
Back in 2016, with a lot of time on my hands while recovering from a bone marrow transplant, I posted a list of favorite books after a friend suggested that we exchange lists of books that had “moved us.” With one exception, I get all the books I read from a small...
The Case For A Gorsuch Filibuster
If Neil Gorsuch is confirmed he will likely sit on the Supreme Court for thirty or more years.
The Demise of an Optimist in the Era of Double-Down Donald
What the Trump Presidency will mean for the country has become painfully clear: It will be as bad as so many Americans feared.
Trump And The Popular Vote
What will happen if Trump loses the electoral college but wins the Popular Vote?