Revisting Pearl Harbor

Seventy-eight years ago, the Japanese attacked U.S. bases on the island of Oahu.  It was one of the biggest military disasters in U.S. history and occurred despite the fact that President Roosevelt and his closest advisors knew the attack was coming, just not when and...

Dealing With a Bug

Disease is never a pretty thing.  It becomes easier to deal with when one knows the end game, i.e. either death or a cure or a disability.  But, when the outcome is uncertain – just being sick, long term antibiotic treatment, possible loss of a limb – all just play in...

Adam and Nancy’s Dilemma

One of the joys of being retired is that if one is interested, one can spend hours in front of the TV watching Congressional hearings, or in this case, the farce that are the impeachment hearings.  It doesn’t matter which side one sits, several “facts” have become...

A Vote for Impeachment Is Not a Vote for Removal

Many Democrats are giddy about the fact that the House of Representatives are about to ‘impeach’ Donald Trump.  What they don’t understand is that impeachment does not equate to removal from office. Thirteen times in our history a resolution to authorize the start of...

Which is the Greater Crime?

Every day, we are bombarded by ABC/NBC/CBS commentators who breathlessly tell us the latest on the impeachment process.  We see articles in newspapers quoting unnamed sources that the president committed an impeachable offense. The barrage of sound bites and articles...

This Impeachment Process Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test

Prior to the current impeachment effort, twice it made it to the Senate for trial – President Andrew Johnson (1868) and President William Clinton (1998). In between, there were four other attempts to impeach a U.S. president – John Tyler (1843); James Buchanan (1860);...