What the Mueller Report Actually Says

Here is my sincere description of what’s in it, based on actually reading it, carefully, from start to finish. VOLUME I: RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE AND THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN Russian Interference was “sweeping and systematic” First, and most importantly, “The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion.” There were two components

A GOP Lifer Resigns From the Republican Party; His Letter Says It All

As I watched the final night of the Republican convention, I experienced a weird emotional ride. First there was Ivanka Trump, undeniably intelligent, poised, articulate — and apparently compassionate, thoughtful, and “aware”.  She did a spectacular job introducing Donald Trump — so spectacular that I was thoroughly softened up and open-minded to Trump as he

Merkin Muffley For President — Got To Get Me One of These

My all-time favorite movie is in the game for the 2016 election.  Can’t stand Trump. Hate Hillary?  Vote for President Merkin Muffley, played by my namesake, Peter Sellers . . . .who was Merkin Muffley.  Where do I begin? Well, we’re talking about  Dr. Strangelove (Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)

America the Fearful? Spineless Yanks? That’s What Excluding Syrian Refugees Says About Us, So Own It

At latest count 24 states, including one with a democratic governor, have declared they will not host Syrian refugees. Why?  Because one of the terrorists who attacked this past weekend in Paris apparently posed as a Syrian refugee.  Am I the only one who just feels sickened at the lack of compassion and lack of

Ethiopia Convicts Two Swedish Journalists of Terrorism

It isn’t that often that Ethiopia makes it into the news these days — and now when it does, it’s not for the right reasons. I spent two years of my life in Addis Ababa and the hinterlands of Ethiopia at a time when the country was Africa’s equivalent to Cuba — a hardline communist

Boy's wish to travel to the Philippines granted

Rolfo “Julius” Dogillo will get to spend Christmas with his father in the Philippines — something he might not have been able to do if it hadn’t been for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Guam and TakeCare Insurance Company. Yesterday morning TakeCare donated $7,500 to fund 15-year-old Dogillo and his family’s trip to the Philippines where he

Really? Is This A Fair Description of Manila?

I put this out there once before but I’m going to do it again because every time I read this I get pretty seriously cranky. This is a description of Manila from Gary Allen Poole’s biography “Pacman: Behind the Scenes with Manny Pacquiao”: “…Manila, the decaying capital of the Philippines. It’s one of Southeast Asia’s

Gergen: "Moment of Hope Seems to Have Slipped Away From Us"

CNN just showed a poll in which 48% of Americans are angry with Congress in general over the gridlock, with only 11% blaming Republicans only and 9% blaming Republicans only. Will this message ever actually get through to those in Congress?