Robert Hamill

Political Omens

George W. Bush, President 2001-2009

In organizing old files, this fictional memo from 2008 surprised me with its political omens. Dateline: Dec. 31, 2099 George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States of America, has been selected Man of the Century by Big Brotherís Ministry of Truth.† Mr. Bush took government to its next logical step.  Under his watch,…

Trump’s Impeachable Offenses

It’s important that impeachment discussions focus on the most glaring offenses. Otherwise his supporters can ignore the major, respond to the minor, and in sum claim that impeachment is just sour grapes by anti-Trumpers. What are Trump’s Impeachable Offenses? Ignoring the Constitution. He is not king, but must honor the separation of powers and treat…

Political Framing Issues

George Washington in service to his country

[one_half] [/one_half][one_half_last] [/one_half_last] Trump is a master at playing the media and focusing attention on his issues on his terms. National Conversation Here are three items a vibrant press should ensure enhance the national conversation. Ten million more Americans in 2018 voted for Democratic representatives than Republicans. A clear rejection of Trump positions and attitudes,…

Valley of the Boom

Valley of the Boom. By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=59481882

National Geographic has a series on the internet browser wars of the mid to late 1990s. I was in commercial software development and remember when I first learned about the internet in 1990. Watching Valley of the Boom brought some forgotten memories back. Email Scrapping The professor for the Pascal class at Johns Hopkins APL…