Review: Bag Man, a Rachel Maddow podcast from MSNBC

By John Ruberry One of my criticisms of my left-wing friends is that they cocoon themselves in media that is comfortable to them, such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and MSNBC, TV shows featuring fellow travelers, such as Will & Grace, and agreeable authors, such as Noam Chomsky. They yelp back, "But … Continue reading Review: Bag Man, a Rachel Maddow podcast from MSNBC

A visit to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and a look back

By John Ruberry Little Marathon Pundit and I were on vacation earlier this month and our travels brought us to Wisconsin and Michigan. On our final day of that trip we visited the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, just six days prior to the 105th anniversary of the birth of the 38th … Continue reading A visit to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and a look back

Slow down, it’s not Watergate. Not even close.

By John Ruberry Liberals and members of the mainstream media--okay, other than how they earn their paychecks there isn't much difference between the two--have many intellectual flaws. But I'm going to zero in on just one here--their predilection to view all events through the sphere of the '60s. For this discussion I'm going to bend time … Continue reading Slow down, it’s not Watergate. Not even close.

Why Trump will win Monday’s debate

By John Ruberry "I'm not an actor, I'm a movie star!" Peter O'Toole's Alan Swann character in My Favorite Year. A couple of writers I usually agree with, the Chicago Tribune's John Kass and Breitbart's Joel Pollak, the latter unsuccessfully  ran for Congress six years ago in the Illinois district where I live, are predicting … Continue reading Why Trump will win Monday’s debate

1968 returns

By John Ruberry This year could end up being the most tumultuous year since 1968. During that year there was of course a heated presidential election, the Democrats nominated Vice President Hubert Humphrey, who represented the status quo, one that was not especially popular. The Republicans chose a former vice president, Richard Nixon, whose critics … Continue reading 1968 returns

The IRS Scandal Rosemary Woods on Steroids

Archie Bunker: What are you doing now? Joe Foley: [Setting fire to Archie's lipstick stained handkerchief] What Nixon Should have done to the tapes. All in the Family Archie's Brief Encounter Pt 2 1976 Vincent Hanna:And now, finally, a word with the man who is at the centre of this bye-election mystery: the voter himself. … Continue reading The IRS Scandal Rosemary Woods on Steroids