Episode 18–Are Republicans More Accepting of Sex Scandals than Democrats?

The second part of our trilogy looks at a new record of topics: Will Bernie die before he quits? Will the media need a fainting couch when Trump becomes the nominee or keep insisting it’s not happening? How does Hillary’s good news always get spun into bad news? Will Trump pick another 80’s relic (Mr.… Read More »

Democrats Don’t Need a Revolution, Republicans Do

It’ll be one of the great mysteries of the historically-long, never-ending 2016 primary season: “what went wrong with Bernie’s revolution?” Yes, how did the “shocking” defeat of a candidate who was never leading in a single poll happen? Now I have my own theories about that (which I’ll be happy to get into later this… Read More »

Will the 5 States Voting Today Actually Change Anything?

It’s the end of the world as Sanders knows it. Every poll that’s been done today shows he’ll at least lose Maryland and Pennsylvania. Almost every poll shows Hillary having a smaller lead in Connecticut and Delaware (small, white New England states he should win). He may not even win Rhode Island, although that’s definitely his best… Read More »

TV Reviews: Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and Veep

Game of Thrones…No sooner did I write an article saying “GoT” might save this lackluster TV year than they came back with a very weak season premiere. “Never fear” some might say “they always start slow and get really good by mid-season” but previous seasons have had the books as a blueprint. Who knows if… Read More »

Can “Game of Thrones” Save This Lackluster TV Year?

First off, let me say that I’m not in general one of those people that says “There’s nothing good on TV.” I find those people to be incredibly boring and really spoiled. There are now more than 100 basic cable channels each with their own handful of original series; plus great premium networks like HBO, Starz, Cinemax,… Read More »

Actually, the Second Season of “Better Call Saul” was WORSE than the First

The conventional wisdom seems to be that the second season of AMC’s Breaking Bad-Spinoff/prequel “Better Call Saul” was better than the first season. And, as usual, the conventional wisdom is wrong. The second season was actually worse than the first on almost every level. The first season had a couple of early missteps (like Tuco… Read More »

Do We Have “GOP Stockholm Syndrome?” Are We Immune to Their Crazy?

One of the many dangers of having an 18-month primary season (the earliest presidential candidates joined the fray in the first months of 2015) but barely a 4-month general election season is that there’s so much party in-fighting you might get used to Republican crazy or even take it for granted. Sure, Bernie is a… Read More »