Author: The Opinionista

Crazy About Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Right after I got over the shock of the November election (a little over a week ago), I’ve been searching for entertainment that lets me really escape. I haven’t been too successful escaping reality with books. I’ve just finished reading The Dead Zone by Stephen King which features a character eerily similar to Donald Trump, and I’m currently reading Why The Right Went Wrong-From Goldwater To The Tea Party & Beyond.  We are now at “beyond”. So, what better way to get away from the crazy than choosing a show with “crazy” in its title? I hesitated a lot...

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The Plot To Hack America

I decided to read The Plot To Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and Wikileaks Tried To Steal The 2016 Election after I had calmed down a bit following the results. I wanted to read as many books about the 2016 election as I possibly could. But, I wanted all the books to be from established writers with real expertise in the different areas related to the election. I don’t remember how I discovered The Plot… but I was instantly interested in it when I read that the author, Malcolm Nance, is a New York Times bestselling author and a career Navy intelligence...

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I Had A Dream…With Trump…At Ikea

Yes I did. I had a dream. I’m not talking about my shattered dream that the U.S. would have its first female President and that she would be one of the most qualified and most kickass in the history of our country. No, last night I had a dream, an actual dream with Trump. No, not that kind of dream. In my dream, I was in Ikea looking around when suddenly I see Melania. I recognize her immediately because she’s wearing the same blue outfit that she wore to the Inauguration. Then, I see Trump. He looks frazzled, out...

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The End: Inside The Last Days Of The Obama White House

I’ve been immersing myself in everything Obama in the last few days. I think I’m trying, even as I know it’s futile, to inoculate myself for the coming four years, possibly eight. So, after listening to the two hours of Fareed Zakaria GPS’  The Legacy of Barack Obama, I have now jumped to CNN’s film The End: Inside The Last Days Of The Obama White House. I am writing these lines during pauses that my thoughts, sometimes my tears, force me to take. The film covers the period from Election night until his farewell speech in Chicago, with other flashbacks...

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What Is Wrong With The Democratic Party?

I am neither a politician nor a political operative, nor an expert of any kind. I am just an American who is interested in politics and who tries to stay informed. Two months after the 2016 Presidential elections, I’m going to try to explain what I think is wrong with the Democratic Party, but these are thoughts that I’ve had for a long time. ORGANIZATION One of the most important reasons that Barack Obama won in 2008 was his campaign’s organization. Unfortunately, the Democratic Party has a long way to go in this area. As I wrote in my Donkey...

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