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God, Gays and an Obscure County Clerk in Kentucky

As of this writing, God has not weighed in in the case of Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who says her Christian faith won’t allow her to issue marriage licenses to gay couples – and was sent to jail for violating a federal judge’s order to do just that. Ms. Davis, who doesn’t…

What Howard Cosell and Donald Trump Have in Common

In the late 1970s, TV Guide ran a poll to find out which sportscaster fans liked the most and which one they disliked the most. Howard Cosell finished first in both categories. Which brings us to Donald Trump, another loud, over-the-top, brash personality. According to the latest Quinnipiac University national poll, when Republicans were asked…

Is Trump a Net Plus or Minus for the GOP?

If I were to write a column or say something on television that is unflattering about Jeb Bush or John Kasich or Carly Fiorina or Chris Christie or any other moderate Republican, I wouldn’t get emails from their supporters calling me a moron and telling me to drop dead. But say something negative about Donald…

Donald Trump — A Messiah the Angry, Frustrated and Fed-Up Wing Has Been Waiting For

Okay, so what happens after Trump? What happens if he fades away or decides he’s had enough and drops out? What do his angry, frustrated and fed-up supporters do?  Do they also drop out? Early warning: This column has more questions than answers – usually not a good thing for someone who’s at least attempting…

How Long Will the Trump-Sanders Thing Last?

If John Steinbeck were still around, the current goings on in politics might inspire him to write another book about unhappiness – this one non-fiction, which he might call, The Summer of Our Discontent. It doesn’t take a political scientist to figure out that that’s what Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have tapped into –…