Averting A Shutdown to Focus on A War

By Stump Connolly

We should all breathe a sigh of relief that the government will not be shutting down this weekend, because that will allow us more time to focus on preparing for the nuclear war ahead with North Korea. MORE...

The Environment is Overrated

By Stump Connolly

I live in Chicago. Our summers are too hot. Our winters suck. You never know what week in the fall the leaves will actually fall. And you can be picking Easter eggs out of snow banks in the spring.

What’s all this fuss about climate change? It’s just the weather out of control again. Isn’t it? MORE...

Down The Rabbit Hole

By Stump Connolly

As we descend down the rabbit hole into the Trump Administration, let’s hark back to a time when America was great. Two months ago. MORE...

The Salesman-in-Chief

By Stump Connolly

The best salesmen sell themselves. The product is what you get for liking them. And pay for.

That was no more evident than in Donald Trump’s tweet the other day touting “our wonderful new Healthcare Bill” that he acknowledged, in the same breath, is subject to review and negotiation. Translation: Trust Me. It’s gonna be great. MORE...

Behind Enemy Lines

By Stump Connolly

When the going gets tough, the tough go on vacation. Which I did, in the 5th week of the Trump Administration, to a resort in Mexico on what is now called the Riviera Maya. MORE...

Impeachment: How and When

By Stump Connolly

It took Richard Nixon six years to lose the confidence of the American people. It has taken Donald Trump only two weeks. MORE...

All in on The Wall

By Stump Connolly

I’m going all in on the wall. If we’re going to build the wall with Mexico that Donald Trump has promised – “an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall“– I don’t want to be the last to cash in. I’m going to take my 401(K) and invest in America’s future: concrete. MORE...

Fear vs. Hate

By Stump Connolly

So this is what it’s come to, a choice between Fear and Hate. MORE...

Can We Talk?

By Stump Connolly

Labor Day marks the beginning of the real political season. Gluttons for punishment, we ignore the billions of dollars candidates have already spent imprinting their brands on our forehead and act like now we’re going to take this presidential race seriously.

But ignoring what has gone before is going to be hard to do this year. Donald Trump has commandeered the presidential stage, and his provocative personality has spread across the cable news channels so pervasively his hat should read “Make America My Next TV Show.” MORE...

One (White) Man’s Opinion

By Stump Connolly

I wasn’t much impressed by Hillary’s speech last night. Over the last four days, a parade of citizens from all walks of life testified to Hillary’s goodness and brought me around to thinking she’s got this one in the bag. Then she stepped up to accept their nomination.

Of course, I hold her to a different standard than most of her followers. I’m a man. But I have my opinions. MORE...