On Morals

On Morals The novel “Foundation” by Isaac Asimov is considered by aficionados to be one of the greatest works of science fiction ever written. It is also one of my favorite books. There is a character in the book named Salvor Hardin who is known for, among other things, his epigrams. One of these sayings…

“All Lies and Jest”

“All Lies and Jest” On December 7 there appeared in the New York Times an opinion piece by Thomas Friedman entitled “Say What, Al, Ivanka, and Donald?”. Friedman’s essay referenced a meeting held the day before between Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Al Gore, and expressed hope that the meeting would provide an “opening for…

King Donald I

King Donald I Donald Trump has proven he knows how elections work; that’s how he got the most electoral votes. But he doesn’t seem to understand how governing works, and remember, I’m talking about governing, not ruling. In fact, it seems that he wants to do away with the governing norms that have been in…