I met John Glenn forty-some years ago when he was Sen. John Glenn (D) Ohio. I was new to the newspaper business and he was new to the Senate. I had just signed on as full-time editorial cartoonist for the Journal Herald in Dayton. He was meeting with the Editorial Board in the editor’s small office, so it seemed like an intimate gathering of friends, but I was new to the club. I was just hoping I didn’t have spinach in my teeth. I was very impressed with not only him, but me
I think Trump would agree that Time magazine is telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. But, I have a problem with “The Truth” these days. Fake news tells “The Truth” as made up by the writer. That is, it sounds like “The Truth,” something Stephen Colbert called “Truthiness.” That’s a thing that isn’t true, but sounds like it could be. I prefer facts. “The Truth” won’t send a rocket to Mars, but “Facts” will. Facts aren’t as noble or holy as “The Truth.”
It’s not very often the Indians win one from the white man (not counting casino games) but they did at Standing Rock. And like all wins from the white man, it could be temporary. Look at Custer’s Last Stand. Yes, he lost, the Indians won, but it wasn’t long before the Indians in the West were overwhelmed and soundly defeated. I hope that brave N. Dakota Sioux tribe is ready for the onslaught with a battalion of lawyers, if it should come.
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We all know about Pres. Abraham Lincoln and more than enough about Trump, but we don’t know a lot about Pres. James Madison, other than he was 5’ 4” tall, which was probably average height for a man back in 1809. He’s known as the “Father of the Constitution” and “Father of the Bill of Rights,” and owned over 100 slaves. Wait, what? A hundred slaves? He was probably father to more than the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
If you know anything about the country’s most popula