The Boy Who Lied Wolf

As frequent readers of this Web log know, my birthday is on April 1. Although a lot of people regularly take their birthday off from work, I have only done that a couple of times, and last Friday wasn’t one of them – I was way too busy, with consultations booked starting at 7:30 in… Continue reading The Boy Who Lied Wolf

Fox Purveys Bull d’Durham

Lately, I have witnessed considerable evidence that white-tailed deer are apparently more intelligent than one would initially suppose. In the months since their widespread infection with the covid virus was ballyhooed in the media, Fairfax county bow hunters have been stalking the regional parks near my home in Great Falls, Virginia in the wee small… Continue reading Fox Purveys Bull d’Durham

The Emperor Has No Clothes and the Republicans Have No Policy Agenda

Yesterday afternoon, I was visited by Hope Slaughter, a staffer who works for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. She is the second person McConnell has sent to my office for a consultation, but she was expecting another one without charge despite my marketing policy that only the first time is free. This, by the way,… Continue reading The Emperor Has No Clothes and the Republicans Have No Policy Agenda

Hot Seat Chaps Scavino’s Kiester

As the end of of this month draws near, so approaches what I like to call the beginning of SuperNewHallowGivingMas, that extended period between the thirty-first of October and Super Bowl Sunday, where a plethora of festive occasions and holidays jostle one another, jammed into the calendar cheek by jowl, like shoppers at a Macy’s… Continue reading Hot Seat Chaps Scavino’s Kiester

When Democrats Form a Firing Squad, They Stand in a Circle

Comfortably cool and sunny, not a cloud in the sky, it was a perfect September Sunday afternoon to relax on the backyard deck with a book and a glass of wine. And I was headed there when my sister-in-law, Katje, decided to text me with an urgent request for a Zoom meeting. So, reluctantly, I… Continue reading When Democrats Form a Firing Squad, They Stand in a Circle