Saturday, March 08, 2014

Russian Reset

"The Russian Reset to Nowhere   Putin schools Obama in the lessons of history.      Rich Lowry
The "reset" with Russia had a brief, unhappy life. It began with then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton presenting her Russian counterpart with a .... reset button ..... a geopolitical initiative that has been exposed as willful naïveté and strategic obtuseness from the beginning?"

This is typical Republican criticism and it is true that Obama misread Russia's willingness to cooperate with the U.S. and perhaps be a positive player on the world stage. A big mistake  -  so similar to the President's effort to reach out to Republicans, who turned out to place destroying Obama's presidency above benefiting the country.

Thursday, March 06, 2014


Apparently, some people thought that Ellen DeGeneres' joke pretending that the real Liza Minnelli in the audience was a female impersonator was offensive. Why?

There is nothing wrong in being a drag queen or other female impersonator. They are performers who want to be noticed.
And, certainly, it is not bad to be the subject of impersonation. The fun is that it is often Liza or some other star.  I thought that it was a funny bit in a really good performance by Ellen.


The Senate Decides Being A Lawyer Disqualifies You From Holding A Legal Post »

This sounds like fake news from Andy Borowitz. But it isn't. The Senate actually voted down a highly qualified civil rights nominee solely because of his representation of a man charged with murder. 

Tuesday, March 04, 2014


Russia Invades Crimea

While stronger responses are considered, let's start by expelling Putin's Russia from the Olympics.