Archive / October, 2016

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

 President Consort or SOPOUS

By Harry M. Covert

e 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

THE DUTY IS ALMOST HERE, PLUS Trickle-Down

Muck-Raking Makes Its Return

By Harry M. Covert

ell, 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.

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