This Week in Politics

Ron Willis Ed.D.


Now let’s get over it

Posted on December 1, 2016

To the surprise of most of us, Republican Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote. Some of us were depressed, Cher wanted to leave... Continue

He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know… and he doesn’t care

Posted on October 14, 2016

If you spend time around politics and politicians you soon realize that some of them really ‘don’t know what they don’t... Continue

Electing a president

Posted on September 15, 2016

On November 8, 2016 the American voters will elect the next President of the United States. Despite the fact that the three branches... Continue

The Sonoma City Council and the rest of the world

Posted on July 11, 2016

The late Tip O’Neil Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives was famous for saying, “All politics is local.” He believed... Continue

The end of democracy as we know it? Part I

Posted on April 12, 2016

The framers of our Constitution established three independent branches of government – Executive, Judicial and Legislative –... Continue

War in my lifetime

Posted on February 22, 2016

A few months ago I turned 75 and to tell the truth I don’t feel much older then I did when I turned 60. Family members called... Continue

Socialism in 21st century America

Posted on January 20, 2016

Along with a lot of my friends and some of my neighbors, I love politics and I don’t mind getting into long discussions with... Continue

Donald Trump V. Pope Francis

Posted on January 6, 2016

During the last days of September I followed the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Cuba, South America and here in the United States.... Continue

Is it still a mad, mad world?

Posted on November 4, 2015

If you look back on July 2014, it was a month filled with wars and rumors of wars, some of Biblical proportion. An airliner carrying... Continue

Judge not that you be not judged

Posted on September 17, 2015

The story: Kim Davis, an elected county clerk, refuses to issue a wedding license to a gay couple. Shortly thereafter she is held her... Continue