Boredom Affects Mental Health
Mental health requires keeping a careful balance of your emotions. Find out when boredom helps or hurts.
Trump, Clinton Tied in Polls: Were All the Wise Men Wrong?
It was conventional wisdom among the political cognoscenti during most of the primary season that Donald Trump could not win the general election. The evidence seemed strong. Over 12 months of polling from May 2015 to April 2016, Hillary Clinton | Read More »
If Everything’s Negotiable, Let’s Negotiate
At this point, I am not going to announce support for Donald Trump, though I am not #NeverTrump and am emphatically #NeverHillary. To restate my position without social media lingo, I would never vote for Hillary Clinton and, though I | Read More »
Donald, Hillary and the Bernie Factor
Among the abundant ironies of this election cycle, there is this: We are now in the eighth year of the most liberal administration since Lyndon Johnson’s. The primary elections reveal a national mood of anxiety, apprehension and anger, in turn | Read More »
Trump’s Problem With Women
The New York Times’ front-page article last Saturday on Donald J. Trump’s dealings with women forced me into a weekend of self-examination.
Zuckerberg’s Conservative Battle: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire
Mark Zuckerberg and his massive social-media site Facebook have come under strong criticism for allegedly suppressing stories of interest for conservative readers from its influential “trending” news section.
Trump or Ryan: Who Speaks for GOP?
“No modern precedent exists for the revival of a party so badly defeated, so intensely discredited, and so essentially split as the Republican Party is today.”
Will the Trump Nomination Change Our Polarized Partisan Patterns?
An irresistible force meets an immoveable object.
Amtrak’s For-Profit Regulation
In 1906, Leonor Loree, an accomplished railroad executive, examined the dilapidated Kansas City Southern Railroad that he had been hired to rehabilitate.
Fiddling Away Black Futures
Most black politicians, ministers, civil rights advocates and professionals support Hillary Clinton’s quest for the presidency. Whoever becomes the next president, whether it’s a Democrat or Republican, will mean little or nothing in terms of solutions to major problems that confront many black people. We’ve already seen that even a black president means little or nothing.
Looking Back on the Two Cuban-American Also-Rans
John Quincy Adams, our greatest secretary of state (sorry, Hillary Clinton fans), thought that Cuba would inevitably become part of the United States. It hasn’t, at least not yet, but two Cuban-Americans were serious presidential contenders this year.