Ran­dom pon­der­ings

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

As summer rolls into heat and hu­mid­ity, I re­treat in­doors and I be­gin to pon­der things.

We know about Don­ald Trump and women, but what about Trump and men? I pon­der about his bro­mance with Putin. Is it “Vlad’s” manly abil­ity to ride a horse shirt­less and not sun­burn, or his abil­ity to lie with such aplomb? We know it was Trump’s honor to meet Putin, in­clud­ing their long in­ti­mate talks at the G-20 sum­mit, and I pon­der where this bro­mance will lead. Will Trump make a deal, or will Putin break his heart with that steely look and his even greater abil­ity to sell snake oil?

I pon­der about Putin and Obama. They seem to have taken up res­i­dency in Don­ald’s head. Do they have a con­ver­sa­tion?

Fi­nally, I am won­der­ing how Trump de­ci­phers the First Amend­ment to the Con­sti­tu­tion. He has free speech tweeted to per­fec­tion. That is, only for him. Free press has to be care­fully mon­i­tored lest it be truly free.

August will be hot and hu­mid, and I will con­tinue to mull these thoughts over, in­clud­ing whether Eric Trump is in fact the smarter brother. I can hardly wait for Septem­ber. GWENNETH L. PRICE PI­CARD

Lit­tle Rock

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