The flipping of Michael Flynn from Trump insider to FBI informant is the John Dean moment for Donald Trump. It is a seminal event that I believe signals the beginning of the end of the Trump administration. I am not alone in this belief or in comparing the current administration to the Nixon White House. But while Watergate was a tragedy for the nation, the coming constitutional crisis is better
“Why do we have to study these different religions, Mr. Parent? Everybody knows that Jesus Christ is our lord and savior.” There was a stunned silence in the room as my eighth grade students pondered what the boy had just said. Then pandemonium ensued and I had to resort to my bag of teacher tricks to restore order in my social studies class. The boy had been home schooled most
By the time most of you read this column, the 2017 senate race in Alabama will be over. If I were a betting man, I’d try and cover my losses from the 2016 presidential election by putting money on Roy Moore. Moore’s supporters say his decades-old pedophilia accusations and widely reported creepy behavior from the eighties should be ignored. To paraphrase FDR, Moore may be a son-of-a-bitch, but he is
One of the books that I drew inspiration from during my teacher preparation days was How 2 Gerbils, 20 Goldfish, 200 Games, 2000 Books, and I Taught Them How to Read by Steven Daniels. His first year of teaching in an inner city school was a disaster. But he learned from it and became a successful teacher. (Best teaching tip was that home visits are the most effective way to
People who know me, as well as my three regular readers, have asked me why I haven’t written about our fearless leader for a while. The answer is simple: Trump is a reality show train wreck who is as interesting to me as the Kardashians. Until, or unless something new happens with P.G. Trump, I have already written all I want to on the subject. Trump’s entanglement with Russia, check.
I’m really glad Halloween is over because it has always confused me. It started when I was young. Growing up in a Catholic family, most holidays had a connection and a compulsion to include church services. But not Halloween. That was a holiday that seemed just for kids. Sure, some adults dressed up as they handed out candy, but it was the children who got so excited, spending weeks arguing