Biden’s bipartisan dreams may turn into partisan nightmare; Maine’s role

As news reports named Joe Biden as president-elect, Donald Trump denied his defeat and launched unsupported claims of fraud. Only a few Senate Republicans congratulated Biden, including an equivocal Susan Collins.  Most backed his pursuing unfounded complaints, preventing or delaying a smooth transition. Trump, the personal president, may be nothing more than a sore loser.  […]

Covid-19 was also on the ballot

The 2020 elections have taken place on two levels.  One can prove to be deadly. Voters have been choosing the president, the Senate and the House.  The results of the voting also show that tens of millions place selfish interest above community welfare in dealing with Covid-19. In selecting the nation’s leaders, voters have undoubtedly […]

Trump, master of ‘whataboutism’

America has a bad case of “whataboutism.” Here’s how it works. Democrats say: President Trump has completely bungled the coronavirus pandemic. Trump answers: What about the way Obama-Biden mishandled the swine flu? Conclusion: The Democrats screwed up the swine flu years ago, making their criticism of Trump’s handling of Covid-19 false. In another case: Former […]

Can Supreme Court be real election issue?

History seems to go back no further than the memory of the person reciting it. Bad recall dominates the debate whether President Trump should have left the choice of the next Supreme Court justice to the next presidential term – his or Biden’s. Democrats say that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell broke tradition by blocking […]

Does the real debate come next?

The meeting between Donald Trump and Joe Biden revealed that age has taken something away from each of them. While they managed to convey a combative image, consistent with the personality of each of them, it also showed some emerging weaknesses. Will the next two presidential debates produce a different conclusion? That’s unlikely because Trump […]