Random Thoughts on Politics in the Era of Covid-19

The President’s Podium President Trump’s daily reality show is not primarily about Covid-19 but rather a forum for his self-serving bluster. Trump’s behavior at the podium is a splendid example of Wikipedia’s definition of a narcissistic personality disorder (NPD): behavior “characterized by a long-term pattern of exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, […]

Wake Up America

Wake up, America. Our president has proven himself unfit to lead the nation. His vision of America does not extend beyond himself, and he does not have any sense of empathy. Anything that contradicts his hyper-inflated self-image is dismissed as a Democratic hoax, or as fake media. Reporters who ask tough questions are told “you […]

Faced with Long-Term Issues, America Plans for the Short Term

The United States is faced with a myriad of complex and serious problems that require plans, commitments and actions that stretch across decades. For instance, climate change is a long-term crisis that affects many facets of American life, including the livability of our coastal cities, health care, interruptions of the business cycle, and destruction of […]