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Regaining the Center

Commentary on the Politics of Division

Last Build Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:18:59 +0000


So Much The Same, Yet So Differentzukunftsaugen

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:38:07 +0000

The past three days I have been traveling across Pennsylvania. First was a visit to the Flight 93 Memorial, then onto Farmington, PA (southwest corner of Pennsylvania) to overnight. Next on to Fallingwater (Frank Lloyd Wright designed home) and then in the afternoon to Kentuck Knob (another Frank Lloyd Wright home). That evening and the […](image)

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Misplaced Criticism?zukunftsaugen

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:35:27 +0000

Republican leaders are wringing their wrists over the prospect that Donald Trump is, has, or will bring about the Party’s ruin. Well here’s a news flash. Stop worrying, the GOP is already, has been for some time, and will continue to become more dysfunctional and unequipped to govern unless there are significant changes. While Donald […](image)

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Three Strikes and …zukunftsaugen

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:48:52 +0000

The third and final 2016 Presidential debate mercifully concluded last evening in Las Vegas. With a sigh of relief the curtain fell on a modern political tradition with the public little more informed about what policies each candidates would follow if elected. What did come to the surface again was the gulf in temperament that […](image)

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The Dark Side Emerges?zukunftsaugen

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:21:14 +0000

Republican Congressional candidates are caught in a difficult position when facing the 2016 general election. Do they align with Donald Trump or do they jump ship and run almost as an independent? GOP “talking points” suggest candidates should express disagreement with some or all of Trump’s rhetoric but confirm 100% rejection of Hillary Clinton. The […](image)

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Two Tales Of One Cityzukunftsaugen

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:33:34 +0000

On Saturday, the annual Baltimore Marathon was run. Saturday also featured “Fleet Week”, and in addition to ship tours, there would be a “Blue Angels” air show.  Excitement on the ground, on the water, and in the air. The weather was superb and 10’s of thousand of Marylanders would visit the bustling Inner Harbor area […](image)

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A Future History Lesson?zukunftsaugen

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 21:57:48 +0000

The odd candidacy and Donald Trump’s subsequent Republican Presidential nomination will undoubtably become a mainstay of modern political history. How did a democratic republic fall victim to egomaniacal entrepreneur, especially when the nomination came from the conservative party? Fortunately today the outlook predicts a Hillary Clinton victory even with her high levels of unfavorableness.  Still […](image)

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Real Issueszukunftsaugen

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:46:37 +0000

The news media has had a very lucrative 18 months or so, covering the 2016 Presidential election. Sensationalism and name calling sell, and much of the news media has been ready to print and broadcast the most salacious of campaign claims. What has the news media and more importantly, the public, missed? How about: Comprehensive […](image)

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The Morning Afterzukunftsaugen

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:15:20 +0000

The second Presidential debate is over. Waking up this morning, a lot of people are experiencing a sickening feeling in their stomachs. What happened last night in St Louis?  Was this debate between two adults? In a show of unrestrained guile and bullying of the first order, Donald Trump rambled around the stage issuing one […](image)

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The Real Divide Behind The Division Over Donald Trump and Hillary Clintonzukunftsaugen

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:21:53 +0000

The American voter is facing a real quandary and probably most do not know it. Media outlets have focused, to their financial benefit, on the sensational aspects of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s suitability to be commander in chief. After an exhausting 18+ months, the polls are condensing upon Hillary Clinton as the President. So, […](image)

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The Quote Too Farzukunftsaugen

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 15:55:01 +0000

The 2016 Presidential Race may have ended last evening. The Washington Post released an audio recording of Donald Trump speaking with former “Access Hollywood” MC Billy Bush. Over the audio, listeners can hear Trump objectivize-ing women in the crudest of ways. In a spin effort the Trump campaign likened the audio to “locker room talk”. […](image)

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