Month: July 2016

LibertyPell is five and a fifth birthday is important, as my grand daughter will tell you later in the week. She was born in the normal way but LibertyPell was born as a Facebook post. It went like this: “With trembling fingers, I touched the necessary keys to open the libertyPell group to all comers. […]

One theme of this election is that whatever level of perfectness is available; you are not getting your share. With almost no voters left in the middle, each side is trying to fire up its base by saying, “you are getting screwed and I am the solution.” But here’s some good news: according to a […]

During his 1956 presidential campaign, a woman called out to Adlai Stevenson, “Senator, you have the vote of every thinking person!” Stevenson called back, “That’s not enough, madam, we need a majority!” In the ensuing 60 years, two groups have listened to that admonition more attentively than others. They are the Democratic and Republican Parties. […]

Skip the bother of writing a headline compelling enough to read; go right to a headline compelling enough to find: #EmailGate, #Hillary, #Comey. That should do it. Now sit back and watch the clicks roll in. But what do you do when the clickers arrive? Give them a question they won’t find elsewhere. Was Hillary […]

As an Episcopalian I am but a schism away from being Catholic. A bit more male chromosome and a bit less wandering eye might have left my court tennis predecessor, Henry VIII, more time to work on his serve instead of starting the Church of England. But there is another reason I am a near-Catholic. […]