Bill Asher

About Bill Asher

Bill Asher is a writer and retired executive. He lives with his family in Massachusetts.

The ‘Back to School’ Election

What to call the 2020 election? Call it the “Back to School” election, after the film of the same name, in which Donald Trump is the Rodney Dangerfield of presidents; rather, Dangerfield is a Trump-like mogul named Thornton Melon, who runs his own company—and runs from his conniving, adulterous second wife—while running (and diving) to

By | 2019-11-02T15:06:04-07:00 November 2nd, 2019|Tags: |

Bret Stephens Plays War

In his siren suit and slippers, atop a stack of bound but leftover newspapers from September 30, 1938, next to a butter dish of an ashtray and a mimeographed sheet of the Munich Agreement, sits Bret Stephens: the Newseum’s in-house performance artist. A Chamberlain of a Churchill, he commands a column of one. He types

By | 2019-10-24T13:43:22-07:00 October 24th, 2019|Tags: |

Pete Buttigieg: America’s Unelected High School Class President

From a politician who tweets like a Frenchman to a presidential candidate who acts like one, Pete Buttigieg is Mitt Romney with dermabrasion and a Just For Men® (indeed!) dye job. Mayor of America’s 306th largest city, Buttigieg brings the hauteur of Harvard to the heartland. He brings his passive-aggressive style to South Bend and

By | 2019-10-22T18:04:48-07:00 October 22nd, 2019|Tags: |

The Tyranny of Ignorance

Forgive the voice-to-text historians who hear German whenever President Trump speaks, who see a madman with bad hair, who see the open hands of benevolence toward a master race, who see the closed hands of belligerence toward a specific race.  Forgive these self-anointed Murrow Boys who mistake the sight of smoke and the sound of

By | 2019-10-14T15:48:25-07:00 October 14th, 2019|Tags: |

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