TO ADVERTISE CALL 954.384.9666 DRW MAGAZINE 45 FROM THE RIGHT • CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 pander to their bases. Furthermore, Democrat desires for vengeance after the election of DonaldTrump are expressed in the numerous investigations they intend to launch against the President and his inner circle. It would be wise for the incoming House Leadership to recall that prominent Democrats are vulnerable to reprisal investigations by the Senate and Department of Justice. Hillary Clinton has never been held accountable for her probable compromise of highly classified information and, did then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch obstruct justice following her “accidental” airport meeting with Bill Clinton? And how high up in the ObamaAdministration did the decision to knowingly use the bogus, DNC-funded Steele Dossier to obtain warrants from the For- eign Intelligence Surveillance Court to spy onTrump Campaign officials go? Democratic in-fighting over who will be the next Speaker of the House reveals a caucus in disarray. Rep. Nancy Pelosi has said impeachment of the President is “off the table” but if she is replaced as Speaker, over-eager Demo- crats may embark on this fool’s errand. Without credible evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors,they have no chance of a Senate conviction and will super-charge the President’s base going into the 2020 elections. The Muel- ler probe into possible collusion between Russia and theTrump campaign is winding down and its findings are starting to be published.The likelihood of damning evidence coming out is becoming remote. If there were any, it would likely have been leaked by now. Another major unknown is how the increasingly conservative U.S. Su- preme Court may change the political landscape. Liberals clutch their pearls in existential fear the high court will overturn Roe v Wade.They can relax. Justice Brett Kavanaugh is not some right-wing facsimile of the Left’s stri- dent, arch-abortion ideologues. He demonstrated this by voting with the unanimous court in rebuffing efforts by states to restrict public funding for Planned Parenthood (Gee v Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast, andAnderson v Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Missouri).Also, Chief Justice John Rob- erts has a history of occasionally siding with the court’s liberal wing as he did in his 2012 decision to save Obamacare. He will probably become the court’s new swing vote.Though he is a conservative,he seems equally concerned with the public’s confidence in the court’s non-partisan legitimacy. The President’s dismissal of his own administration’s climate change warnings will eventually hurt Republicans, as the “farm belt” moves north into Canada and millions of dispossessed American farmers leave their red states for Democrat cities. Demographic trends increasingly favor Democrats. Here in Florida, approval of Amendment Question 4 will re-enfranchise 1.5 million voters, mostly Democrats. It was the right thing to do and Republicans are now well- advised to broaden their appeal as the party of economic opportunity and individual freedom. One dangerous certainty is the nation will remain politically polarized. Those who insist on consuming the news media exclusively of their group will learn only that their group and its actions are always justified. Demonizing opponents dehumanizes them and increases the chance of political violence. If you have no friends in the other camp, you are part of this problem. On a happier note, we’ll soon have a new supervisor of elections. Let’s hope Gov.DeSantis appoints someone who is better at counting than recount- ing. Paul Viscovich is a retired U.S. Navy Commander. To contact him directly, please send an e-mail to alfadel- FROM THE LEFT • CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Mexico, and Canada all had to pay 25% tariffs on steel and 10% on aluminum beginning at midnight on May 31st, 2018. Fortunately the Executive Branch realized it would be a big mistake to tax our friends as if they were our en- emies, and negotiated new agreements. Another great friend in the news is Saudi Arabia. It seems that Wash- ington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was invited to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where he recorded his murder by a band of Saudi terrorists.The Prince eventually agreed to investigate, most likely with full knowledge of the event and possibly giving it the green light before it happened.America’s brave President has refused to even listen to the tape, which he has admitted is in the possession of our intelligence sources. So long as SaudiArabia supports Trump & Co., the Executive Branch will believe and support the unbelievable and misogynistic Prince of Saudi Arabia.That will continue next year and as long as we need oil from the Middle East. I am not hopeful that 2019 will be better for Americans or the world. Once I was an optimist.Today I am very concerned that humans have over- populated the planet and continue to consume resources and exude trash. Is there any hope that people will get the message that we cannot use oil to move around the planet without Earth exuding us?Will the representatives elected to manage our governments inWashington andTallahassee see that they need to move forward to help everyone, or will they just continue to fight each other and escalate small differences so that nothing positive is achieved? I am not sure consensus has happened at all this century. Is there any hope that D’s and R’s will move forward to regulate guns and ammunition?Will everyone realize that global warming is a reality and that unless serious action is taken immediately,our grandchildren may have a planet that is more life threatening than life supporting? I apologize for writing such a dark article. It is hard to think about all the environmental disasters that have hurt and killed so many people, all across the globe. It is hard to review all the shootings, they occur every day, noth- ing has been done. I cannot continue to believe that next year, we will move forward.That things will get better.That a positive mental attitude is all that is needed. Once I believed that was true; now I am concerned that things will continue to de-evolve. I do hope that all our readers had a good year and that a better one will be had by all. Good luck. Randy A. Fleischer, Esq. is a civil rights and labor attorney, Parliamentarian of the Broward County Democrat Execu- tive Committee and Past-President of the Davie Dem Club. Contact him at DID YOU KNOW... Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants... Mel Blanc, who voiced Bugs Bunny, was allergic to car- rots... The word 'muppet', coined by Jim Henson, is a combination of "marionette" and "puppet"... Of the 2228 people on the Titanic when it sank, only 706 survived... A sneeze travels at over 100 MPH... Half of all bank robberies take place on a Friday... San Francisco's cable cars on the only mobile national monument... and Gilbraltar is the only place in Europe where you can find wild monkeys.