January 19, 2018
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

Person of the Day: Sheldon Adelson

From a Vegas Casino Mogul to war in the Middle East and to politics here at home.  That’s the amazing story of Sheldon Adelson, whom nobody elected to anything, but who is now running the table in Israel and in the US.  According to a 2008 New Yorker piece by Connie Bruck, he is responsible for bolstering the anti-peace forces behind Netanyahu in Israel (he opposes a two state solution and had a hand in forcing out Ehud Olmert). And now he is the big sugar daddy behind the Newt Gingrich Super Pac, into which he dumped $5 million the other day.  That is the main reason pundits are taking the moribund Newt Gingrich campaign seriously.

One ridiculous old man helping another using the new grotesque rules of politics. And helping us all move further away from democracy and peace. We could of course stop the Citizens United Effect.  War is Over if We Want It.