Cultivating the Roseanne vote

By John Ruberry Last week after two decades in rerun stasis the sitcom Roseanne returned to ABC with massive ratings, even higher than its final episode of its first run in 1997. Formerly a liberal, the show's star, Roseanne Barr, declared that she was a supporter of Donald Trump two years ago. While Trump isn't … Continue reading Cultivating the Roseanne vote

Trump does right thing by addressing urban issues in acceptance speech

By John Ruberry The mainstream media, which of course is no fan of the Republican Party and its nominee Donald Trump, in what must have been an act of collusion, almost immediately dismissed what I thought was an A- acceptance address as a "dark speech." Oh, why just an A- from me? I thought Trump's … Continue reading Trump does right thing by addressing urban issues in acceptance speech

Rest in peace, Nancy Reagan

By John Ruberry Nancy Reagan died this morning at her home in Los Angeles. The former First Lady, who had been ailing in recent years, was 94. Ronald Reagan in the last year of his presidency said this about his wife: What do you say about someone who gives your life meaning? What do you … Continue reading Rest in peace, Nancy Reagan

Illinois’ governor race: A battle for the ages

By John Ruberry Pity the Land of Lincoln--four of its last eight elected governors have been convicted of federal crimes--one of them, Rod Blagojevich, is still in prison. He's inmate 40892-424. Blago's successor and two-time running mate, fellow Chicago Democrat Pat Quinn, is running for a second full term. The Republican nominee is Bruce Rauner, a … Continue reading Illinois’ governor race: A battle for the ages

Am I losing my mind or is Rand Paul a legitimate option for the GOP nominee?

I'm not sure what to think.  My opinion of the Paul family is mostly shaped by Ron Paul.  You remember him right?  Older gentlemen, never met a government agency he liked, has a bunch of college-age follower-droids, ran for president several times.  Ron Paul is for many the only introduction into libertarianism they have had.  Having … Continue reading Am I losing my mind or is Rand Paul a legitimate option for the GOP nominee?