I Scream, You Scream

Last week I posted my old prosecutor’s thoughts on how to analyze a sexual assault allegation, using the current accusation by Tara Reade against Joe Biden as my case study. Over the last seven days, there’s been a lot of new information reported, seriously...

How Do You Judge an Accusation?

Here we are again, smack in the middle of another dysfunctional—and with COVID-19 raging, I mean REALLY dysfunctional—Presidential campaign. They just aren’t fun anymore. Having been born during the advent of the Nixon-Kennedy Campaign, which is a gentler way of...

Rest-of-World Healthcare?

I first published this post in June 2017, during one of the endless debates about repealing Obamacare. These issues have become vastly more urgent today, in the midst of a global pandemic in which the USA leads the world in both infections and deaths. Given the fact...

This Is the End…

[I’ve decided this will be my last Coronavirus Journal post, having reached a kind of reverse pandemic nirvana. These journal entries were intended to keep me from getting bored to death. Now, writing them is starting to… bore me to death. I hope I’ve provided some...

Best/Worst of Times

[The USA hasn’t plateaued yet with new coronavirus infections or, sadly, COVID-19 deaths. We still lead the world in both, as the new USA tab on the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center website all too clearly depicts. I’m tired of leading the world in this...

Hitting Pause

[The USA just surpassed Italy and China with the most COVID-19 deaths in the world. Not the kind of “winning” the Current Occupant of the White House has in mind, I assume. Meanwhile, I’ll keep trying to find some Yucks in the Time of Corona. As always, thanks for...

Groundhog Day

[It’s bad and getting worse, we all know that now. News out of New Orleans this week that Ellis Marsalis, Jr., the piano player, teacher, and patriarch of an amazing family of jazz musicians that includes sons Wynton and Branford, was taken by COVID-19. I can’t...

Life in the Time of Corona

[Looks like I’m the Harbinger of Coronavirus—three cities I once lived in or near are having their turns in the crosshairs of COVID-19: Chicago, on the outskirts of whose Greater Metro Area I was born and raised; New Orleans, where I spent my undergrad years and did a...

Tales from the Edge

[I just read the Sunday Washington Post and was stunned by the horrible coronavirus news from northern Italy—where Kay-Kay and I lived for three years with our kids back in the ’90s. It’s heartbreaking. As I write this, we in America don’t know how things are going to...

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