OUR WORLD BALANCED ON THE HEAD OF A PIN – Marilyn Armstrong

Garry was a working reporter for more than 40 years, so you have to figure I have an interest in the news. I never watched all the news. I didn't think every shooting or fatal car accident was news. Just because something happens doesn't make it newsworthy. Even if it's tragic. News directors believe in … Continue reading OUR WORLD BALANCED ON THE HEAD OF A PIN – Marilyn Armstrong

SCRAMBLING FOR PRESIDENT – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Scramble I really hate it when everyone starts to yell at each other. It's like a big family squabble on Thanksgiving -- the kind you see in the movies about what's wrong with the holiday -- and I can't hear a thing. Maybe there was a time when I could pick individual … Continue reading SCRAMBLING FOR PRESIDENT – Marilyn Armstrong

DO WE WANT TO ELECT ANYONE? – Marilyn Armstrong

I was just glancing through another post on The New Yorker asking whether Joe Biden is electable. I have read similar stories in the Washington Post and other newspaper, online and offline about every potential candidate. It's almost as if we don't want to find a viable candidate because there's something wrong with everyone. I … Continue reading DO WE WANT TO ELECT ANYONE? – Marilyn Armstrong

THE NEW TWILIGHT ZONE – Rich Paschall

Episode 1: The Campaign, by Arod Serling* Opening scene:  Rural state rally, small town folks and area farmers in attendance.  A candidate for office is at the podium.  To the left of the stage are two of his aides. Candidate: “If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of ’em, … Continue reading THE NEW TWILIGHT ZONE – Rich Paschall

CAMPAIGNING VERSUS GOVERNING by ELLIN CURLEY

Like many other Americans, I have been in shock and very, very depressed since the election of Donald Trump as President. I have been thinking about how this unthinkable thing could have happened. I have a small theory that maybe explains a tiny piece of the cluster fuck that is our government for the next … Continue reading CAMPAIGNING VERSUS GOVERNING by ELLIN CURLEY