Cleveland Re-named and Ready for the No-Show

(July 17, 2016 — Nuremberg (formerly known as Cleveland), OH) – On May 23, the Belgian company Anheuser-Busch re-named its “Budweiser” beer, calling it “America” until the November 8 general election. Cleveland has decided to go with a temporary name change as well. For the four days of the Republican National Convention – July 18-21…

A Not-So-Super Tuesday for the GOP Establishment

(Washington, DC — March 2, 2016) – On March 5, 1992, cartoonist Jeff Danziger of The Christian Science Monitor drew “The Tsongas Pronunciation Guide (A Random Tsample)” in honor of that year’s Super Tuesday contest. Playing on Senator Paul Tsongas’ (D-MA) name, he said that “Tsuper Tsuesday” was a “big deal in the Tsouth.” Super…

McCarthyisn’t the Next Speaker

(Washington, DC — October 8, 2015) – Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) unexpectedly withdrew his name from contention as the next Speaker of the House today, throwing both the House and Congressional Republicans into a vortex of utter confusion – even for them – and forcing a postponement on the previously-scheduled leadership election. “The leadership election…

Boehner Resigned to His Fate

(Washington, DC — September 25, 2015) – What’s the best way to take the public’s mind off Congressional financial mismanagement which is slated to cost the country tens of billions of dollars in just a few days? Resign. Such is the choice of John Boehner (R-OH), who announced this morning that he’s resigning both as…

Political Discourse Hits Its Mark

(Germantown, MD — June 2, 2015) – A routine shopping trip to the local upscale Targét retailer turned into a scene of bedlam Monday night. And it had nothing to do with Targét’s offer of free shipping available this week only. The thunder produced by a stormy weather system was drowned out by the sound…

Latest POTUS Candidate May Ensure a Female President in 2017

(Seneca, SC — May 20, 2015) – Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has alluded to an intention to run for President of the United States in 2016. And that increases the odds that the next President will be a woman. While Graham’s official announcement won’t be made until June 1, political pundits immediately began musing about…

E-mailgate: The Spam Hits the Fan

(Chappaqua, NY – March 12, 2015) – Hillary Clinton’s choice of using a non-government E-mail account to conduct business for the sake of “convenience” may turn out to the most inconvenient decision she’s ever made. While serving as Secretary of State under President Obama (D-IL/Kenya), Clinton – a possible contender for the Democratic 2016 presidential nomination…