Congress Adjourns While the Nation Burns

August 18, 2021

While the fate of many in Afghanistan hangs in the balance, at least Americans at home can breathe a sigh of relief. Both the US House of Representatives and the Senate are on vacation for weeks to come. Citizens of the nation’s capital can recapture their identity from the out-of-town blowhards...

The US Senate Is a Global Problem

February 22, 2021

Watching the Senate conduct the second impeachment trial of former US President Donald Trump brought back a flood of memories from high school. I distinctly remember an earlier incarnation of those Trump-friendly Republican senators taking up their positions at the back of class to snicker, yawn...

Political Behavior and Basketball Correctness

July 20, 2020

Like an elementary school, the United States has a permanent problem defining and enforcing the boundary between acceptable and unacceptable behavior. It has reached a point at which every issue becomes focused not on general interest but on individual behavior, largely because the notion of...

Brett Kavanaugh Hearing Could Split the US

October 04, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh is the wedge that may definitively split the nation in two. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Following the surreal US Senate hearing that put on display the Freudian depths of the minds and metabolisms of two individuals — Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh —...

Washington and the Egyptian Tragedy

August 27, 2013

American-made weapons have killed the vast majority of unarmed protesters in Egypt. As in El Salvador, Nicaragua, East Timor, Angola, Lebanon, and Gaza in previous years, the massive killing of civilians in Egypt is being done with US-provided weapons by a US-backed government. As a result, the...