Hard Of Hearings

I can’t say I’ve watched the Senate hearings on Trump’s cabinet picks wall-to-wall, but I’ve heard enough to know that what’s going on is the art of not answering the question. It’s fairly easy. It goes like this: when someone asks you a question, you reframe it to suit your agenda. Politicians do this all the time. Senator: “Do you support the idea of guns in school? Cabinet Pick: “What you mean is, do I support self-defense against grizzly bears lurking around the hallways? Yes I do.” Senator: “Will you promise to not cut any money from Medicare and Medicaid?” Cabinet Pick: “That’s the wrong metric. Money has nothing to do with it. Grizzly bears don’t need money. Next question.” As

Big Top Hits Bottom

I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of the traditional circus like Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. When I was a little kid around five years old, my mother took me to the Shrine Circus at the Shrine Auditorium in Ft. Wayne, Ind. I was scared to death of the clowns and loud firecrackers. I write about it in my book, “Trackrat: Memoir Of A Fan.” As an adult, I took my children to the circus a couple of times because I didn’t want my fears to govern their entertainment. Best for them to make up their own minds, and as it turned out, they didn’t care for the circus either. My circus experience has been limited to the traditional except for Cirque De Soleil. I saw that twice in Hartfor

Dear Donald

Dear Donald, May I call you Donald? I can’t muster up the respect I would have for the average president-elect because you don’t deserve it, but as a fellow citizen, I feel I owe you this advice. If I were you, I wouldn’t screw around with the intelligence community, the CIA in particular. The CIA is not your average bureaucracy. It has been called a shadow government. They operate by their own rules. They are spies. They will lie, cheat, steal and kill to protect the United States from what they think is a threat to our way of life. If you will take a moment to leave Twitter and Google “Kennedy Assassination CIA”, you will learn that the CIA has been linked to the JFK assassination sinc

Real or Fake?

Real or Fake? “There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears, and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call ... The Twilight Zone.” Rod Serling, 1959 This is what the Russian dossier fuss on Trump is about if you want to read it. Is it real? Who knows.

Back To Work

The holidays are over, but Jesus is still fresh in my mind. I can’t quite get back to the secular life and yet, I’m not hopping on the ark either. I feel like I’m back where I was before the election last year, before Trump and Hillary, before I chose sides. For most of my life, I’ve looked at the political landscape and wondered who are these people? It’s as if I’m an alien from another planet at a tennis match watching the Republicans and the Democrats charge, counter-charge, blame, counter-blame, my head turning left and right watching nonsense vs. nonsense. This is why I’m a registered independent. And instead of being part of the solution, the media remains part of the problem as they

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Editorial and political cartoons by Bob Englehart