Candidate Background Checks: Everything Sticks, or Does It?

Those who aspire to public office in the United States are subjected to stringent background checks. Opposition staffers rake muck in an attempt to uncover a nugget of negativity that can then be sprung on the candidate. Like those folks with metal detectors on the beach, systematically covering every square inch, researchers delve deep intoContinue reading “Candidate Background Checks: Everything Sticks, or Does It?”

Trump Tapes; More Grist for the Media Mill(er)

The latest chapter in the love-hate relationship that has developed between presumptive GOP presidential candidate  Donald J. Trump and the media (he loves to hate them) involves twenty-five year old audio tapes. Trump allegedly posed as his own publicist, calling himself John Miller, and conducted a phone interview with People magazine. The world of publicistsContinue reading “Trump Tapes; More Grist for the Media Mill(er)”

Trumpugees: News From the Not Too Distant Future

Click on the image below for news from the not too distant future! DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and anContinue reading “Trumpugees: News From the Not Too Distant Future”

GOP Convention and Guns

It has been said and written countless times: this US political season is unprecedented. Just when you think the race for Republican Party presidential candidate cannot get any stranger, it does. Usually these twists revolve around something one of those vying for the candidacy has said or written. Mud slung at an opponent’s wife orContinue reading “GOP Convention and Guns”

Mistakes: Surgical and Terrorist

Mistakes, like accidents, happen. No amount of preparation, care and concentration can guarantee that mistakes will not occur so long as it is a human carrying out the task. When mistakes are made in very public instances it is not uncommon to hear someone state that ‘mistakes just can’t happen under these circumstances’. Well, theyContinue reading “Mistakes: Surgical and Terrorist”

I Hope This Post Resonates With Readers

As I write this we are mere hours from the start of the Sunday morning news shows. These programs – Meet the Press, Face the Nation, ABC This Week – are a throwback to the days before 24-hour news channels, a time when a few hours on Sunday morning was the only outlet for talkingContinue reading “I Hope This Post Resonates With Readers”

Is Chris Christie Really That Desperate to be Veep?

Just when I thought I was getting a grip on the Republican Party presidential candidate selection circus they added another ring. Former GOP hopeful, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, has endorsed front runner Donald Trump. I suspect in return for his kind words, Christie has wangled a Vice Presidential role should Trump win. I firstContinue reading “Is Chris Christie Really That Desperate to be Veep?”