Pragmatic Political Pundit
As a newspaperman over a period of decades, I reported the activities of politicians, including the coverage of election campaigns, and social upheaval.
I found excitement in such events as trying to chase down Vice President Spiro Agnew at a hotel in Chicago.
Reporting on social phenomena such as race riots in Joliet and Chicago, and rioting by the Students for a Democratic Society in the Windy City, stimulated adrenaline rushes.
But nothing was as much fun as attending a meeting of the Kissimmee (Florida) Chamber of Commerce with then-U.S. Rep. Louis (Skip) Bafalis, who was running for re-election, and his aide. I watched as they listened with feigned, intent interest as members of the peanut and popcorn committees reported on proceeds collected at school athletic events.
In Tampa, I dived into an investigation of a
As editor of an underfunded and short-lived magazine in Palm Beach County called The Insider, I regularly wrote a political commentary column.
An avid follower of political and social issues, I have become increasingly appalled by the ideological stonewalling of practical solutions to a myriad of problems that our country faces, and by the lying and deceiving that woo gullible people into voting for politicians who work against the interests of all but a tiny minority of moneyed constituents. I invite you to read my blog as I try to set the record straight on such diabolical behavior. If you are itching to vent your own opinions and feelings, leave a comment. It might be something that would interest other readers of the blog.