President Consort or SOPOUS

By Harry M. Covert

We need a break from all of the impertinences us good people have been enduring. Do I have to explain them? Of course not.

I thought it might be fun on this day for a soupçon of a cute story. There can be some pleasant anecdotes even though some smirks and raised eyebrows can be forth coming.

It does seem that lots of people want to continue a mode of electing the first person of race and gender.

The firsts! Actually, as has been talked and written about ad nauseum, so many voters would gladly have given William Jefferson Clinton a third term.… Read More


Muck-Raking Makes Its Return

By Harry M. Covert

Well, now, if the campaigning hasn’t turned voters into cynics, it’s rather close. Thankfully, we’re in the home stretch. Let’s just count the days as they fly by to November 8.

As I’ve done in every election in the space of 55 years, my ballot will be marked again and my duty accomplished.

I don’t recall a more important or scarier time in the voting procedure than this year. Common sense has been thrown out the window.

                       J. Edgar Hoover  

Of course, the battle lines were drawn in 1960. It was promoted that the nation was in peril if that young Massachusetts senator was elected.… Read More


Beltway Elite Divorced from Reality?

“Spare us from bleeding heart luvvies…who lecture us…while jetting off from mansion to mansion.”  — CHRISTOPHER HART


By Ladson F. Mills III 

It was no surprise to learn that football player and social protest poster child Colin Kaepernick recently made the cover of Time magazine. The real surprise was in discovering that Time is still around.

Kaepernick’s image will now be joined with such notables as Hitler, Stalin, Ayatollah Khomeini, Yasser Arafat, Al Capone and the ever present Vladimir Putin.  If he is what now passes for hard news then the magazine’s declining 3.2 million subscribers might be due a refund.… Read More


        Has the Nation Achieved Nirvana? 


I have never met anybody who came to this town and left a better man — Senator Orin Hatch

My father was a lifelong non-reconstructed New Deal Yellow Dog Democrat. For those unfamiliar with the term it means if the Democratic Party nominated a yellow dog he would have voted for it. He never quite understood his son’s less than appreciative attitude toward what was once considered to be the party of all the people.

I admit to having been pleasantly surprised by the upbeat all is well messages coming from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this past week.… Read More



The Awful Effects of Continuing Terrorism

By Harry M. Covert

The time has come for a real vigil. Using this bully pulpit something must be done to halt the slide to “Hell in a Handbasket” as a humorist of yore penned a half-century ago.

Were I extolling on a pastoral platform at this very moment I would most certainly disclaim use of the caustic word for the netherworld. Preachers should avoid using such adjectives while representing The Almighty on divine premises. No slips.

Of late lots of well-meaning people have been conducting vigils, carrying lit candles, holding hands and moaning and mooning over the awful murders not just in Florida but throughout the country in Baltimore, Chicago, Texas and other states.… Read More


Today’s Language of Politics

By Harry M. Covert

I’m not quite certain but the use of vain and profane babblings has sure become prevalent on every venue these days. This has been brought on by the political vernacular in use on all levels. Now, no one even flinches.

Seems like the dominant figure on the national scene has made modern use of “hell”, not hades, proper and accepted. I could not get the full count since the other seekers like the h-word too. Okay, it’s for emphasis.

Nowhere are etymologists jumping up and down highlighting “expletives deleted.” As I’ve heard many times, “hellfire and damnation.”


These modern times of openness and transparency and “speaking from the heart” have gained popularity. … Read More