Judge Gorsuch and the Filibuster

The Kabuki theatre that is a Senate confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice is approaching opening night. The principal actors have exchanged scripts but they already know their lines well, having played both parts before. Some bitterness remains from the last production which closed out of town when one set of actors refused to go…

Lies, Alternate Facts and Voter Fraud

Analysts of President Trump would do well to heed Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, a pariah among his peers for his support for Trump. Thiel notes that Trump’s supporters “take his Tweets seriously but not literally.” Reporters and pundits scrutinizing Trump should do the same. Only if the goal is to gin up confusion, apprehension…

Only deniers of results threaten our election

Cape Cod Times Letter  Brent Harold seems to have worked himself into a silly hysteria, ginning up a constitutional crisis where none exists. (“The Constitutional crisis has already happened,” Another View, Jan. 17). If false information misled any voters, it was not the John Podesta or Democratic National Committee emails which, after all, were genuine. Certainly…