NIGGLE: to criticize, especially constantly or repeatedly, in a peevish or petty way; carp:


A niggle has a number of variable meanings.   It can be something as simple as a persistence of attention to an insignificant issue.  Or it can be to work ineffectively.   In soccer (or international football) a niggle is an injury, hopefully a small one. But the definition I have chosen to pursue today is that […]

JINGOIST: a belligerent patriot and nationalist who favors an aggressive foreign policy *

A strong American foreign policy is a tricky thing.   On one hand, it is an important segment of the directive to the President and government to “protect and defend” the United States of America.   Without any clear foreign policy there are gaps of ambiguity which lead to conflicts and missed opportunities for peace. On the […]


While there is no telling what could happen between now and November 6, one could say that tonight’s third debate between Mr. Romney and President Obama is a penultimate planned experience.   This is the last time the two are planning to be on the same stage at the same time exchanging comments.   The November 6 […]